Behold My Failure! (AKA Ten 2016 Releases I STILL Need To Read. And I Will!)

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! If last week was all about looking ahead to the shiny new books we are anticipating, today it’s time to get those feet back on the ground and think about all the books from 2016 we STILL haven’t read.

Now, I have a huge backlist. It’s one of my goals to get more older releases read, instead of getting distracted by the sparkle of new books (buuuut, they’re so shiny and I NEED THEM too!). Ahem. We’ll see how well I do this year. Here is a selection of ten 2016 releases I STILL need to read. And I will. I promise. Just as soon as…. oh hey a new shiny book!

Ruined by Amy Tintera

I was sooo looking forward to reading this fantasy revenge plot and then… I never did. But it’s okay, with the sequel on it’s way, maybe I can binge read them both this year!

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney stories, so the fact that I haven’t read this retelling yet fills me with sadness. BUT it’s on my shelf already, so I’m sure I’ll get to it soon!

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

2016 was the year I fell in love with Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. So of course I want to read her Queen of Hearts retelling. It has pastries! I need it!

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

This wasn’t originally on my TBR to be honest, but I’ve heard so many raving reviews that I am super intrigued. I’ll get to it in 2017!

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Another series set in the world of the Seven Realms? YES PLEASE! I haven’t read it yet, but again, I’m okay with that because it means I’ll be able to binge read the sequel, Shadowcaster, immediately after.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I was highly anticipating this fantasy, but some mixed reviews have thrown me off a bit and caused me to procrastinate. I still definitely want to read this though! I just may wait until the sequel comes out.

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

OK, I’m sure you guys are probably tired of me saying I need to read this sequel to The Wrath and The Dawn. But seriously, I need to read this. Actually, I’m reading this right now, so GO ME!

Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

Well, this only came out in December, so technically I’m not that far behind… But still, it’s one of my favorite series and has my favorite character on the cover. I NEED to read this soon.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Another release I was so looking forward to and for some reason just haven’t picked up yet. I’m new to steampunk, but this just sounds too good to pass up on. Clock spirits? YAS!

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

You may know about my desire to catch up on all Rick Riordan’s books and this one is definitely one I want to read soon. Just, you know… after I re-read the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians series AND caught up with the entire Heroes of Olympus series. It’s one of my main goals for 2017!

Have you already read any of these? Which would you push me to read first?
Do you also easily get distracted by shiny new books? Any we both still have to read?

61 thoughts on “Behold My Failure! (AKA Ten 2016 Releases I STILL Need To Read. And I Will!)

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Oh yes, I actually just finished The Rose and the Dagger so maybe my post was a little badly timed 😉 But it was indeed so good <3 Glad I'm not the only one distracted by shiny books!

  1. Bri @ Transported By Books says:

    Heartless is the book I keep telling myself I will read and love but can never actually get myself to start it. I’m convinced now that when I do read it then it just won’t live up to what I keep telling myself it will be. I agree though, way too many new and fantastic books that distract me all of the time 🙂

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      I totally understand! I ADORED The Lunar Chronicles, so I’m a bit afraid that my expectations may be too high for Heartless… Still hope we’ll both enjoy it! And glad I’m not the only one distracted by shiny new books all the time 😉

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Oh, I actually just finished The Rose and the Dagger yesterday (Yay, at least one book crossed off from the list 😉 ) and you are right, it was AMAZING! I was afraid it’s been too long since I read The Wrath and the Dawn, but I was sucked right back into the story <3 The writing is just so beautiful!

  2. Rissi says:

    I’ve seen “Ruined” around the blogosphere but haven’t really looking what it’s all about. I should do that. Also, ‘Jack’ is one I was curious about from 2016, and have heard it’s really good! Hope you enjoy these, Lindsey – so many great ones for us to discover from last year, plus all those coming our way in 2017! It’s going to be a great reading year. 🙂

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  3. Kate @ Midnight Book Girl says:

    Heartless made my list and I have it in 3 formats- the eArc, the paperback arc and now on audio… I will get to it because it is literally haunting me. I checked out Stalking Jack the Ripper recently, now let’s see if I can get to it before my renewals run out!

    I hope the time to read all the books you want to read comes through this year!

  4. Becca @ Faerily Bookish says:

    Ahhh I meant to read almost all of these too!!! And….didn’t lol. THERE ARE JUST SO MANY SHINY BOOKS TO READ!! Timekeeper looks amazing. I adore Steampunk. Have you read Gail Carriger??? Her books are HILARIOUS and full of fun plot twists!

  5. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight says:

    GAHHH I get SO distracted by shiny new books! Like it doesn’t even matter how much I was DYING to read a book, when a newer, shinier one shows up… all bets are off! Also this list made me remember a whole gaggle of books I meant to read and have not. Like Timekeeper, Heartless, SJTR, Ruined…. gah. I personally LOVED Three Dark Crowns, so that one would be a must read for me, BUT I have read mixed reviews too, so I get your apprehension. I liked The Rose and the Dagger- not *quite* as much as Wrath, but still a very good book. And The Forbidden Wish was good too! Good luck, I hope you get to these soon!
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Ahh yes I totally relate! Even when I already started a book, I sometimes can’t focus on it because I’m too busy thinking about a shiny new book that just sounds so good too 🙂
      I’m happy you loved Three Dark Crowns! I’ll definitely still read it, it still sounds like something I’d love and we can’t all love the same books anyway, so I’m still expecting to like it 🙂 The Forbidden Wish is pretty high up on my TBR, I’m hoping to get to it soon! Thanks 🙂

  6. Cait @ Paper Fury says:

    Omg SO MANY GOOD BOOKS HERE. *flails* I absolutely adored Timekeeper and Ruined and Trials of Apollo!! And I’m completely guilty for not having read Three Dark Crowns yet, even though it was super highly anticipated for me last year?!? Like how are we supposed to keep up with all these glorious releases.? I hope you have better luck with Flamecaster though! It actually ruined the Demon King series for me and I was so so devastated haha.? I won’t say anything else though because I don’t want to be annoying but just GOOD LUCK.
    And omg I so need to read Stalking Jack the Ripper too! I’ve only heard amazing things about it!
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Ah, I’m happy you enjoyed Timekeeper and Ruined and Trials of Apollo because I’m seriously looking forward to reading them! Sorry about Flamecaster though. That’s a pity that you didn’t enjoy it… hopefully I’ll still do but I guess we’ll see 🙂 And I know, there’s no way anyone can keep up – there are just too many amazing books coming out! But that’s ok, we’ll still keep trying to read ’em all 😉

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Ahh yes Rick Riordan is releasing so many great books each year, it’s great motivation for me to start catching up. I mean… I just need to, like, start 😉
      I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews about both Heartless and Three Dark Crowns so it’s making me procrastinate a bit, but I still hope I’ll enjoy them.
      Oh, and Stalking Jack The Ripper sounds so good!

  7. Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    A few off my own failure list I see 😉 It looks like either I’ve read these books or they are on my own TBR. I loved Heartless and Three Dark Crowns. I really, really need to start the Falling Kingdoms series (how does that one keep slipping past me?).

    I’m about to pick up the Hidden Oracle this week too! Hopefully we’ll both get to hit the TBR hard this year!
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Ah I’m happy you enjoyed both Heartless and Three Dark Crowns! I’ve read some mixed reviews, so that’s why I keep on procrastinating… But I still hope I’ll really enjoy them!
      And yes, The Falling Kingdoms series is great, definitely recommend 🙂
      Hope we’ll both beat our backlist this year!

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