Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t Get To


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week I’ll be talking about the Top Ten 2016 releases that I meant to read but didn’t get to but I definitely plan to… eventually 😅 We’re all very familiar with that feeling of adding a book to our TBR (whether it be physical or a to buy list) and just never get around to reading it. Will the book ever be read?! Who knows, only time will tell.

17158532Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat

Published: 2 February

His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill.
On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, the Regent’s armies are mobilising for war. Damen’s only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers.

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18966806Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Published: 9 February

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

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23203106Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Published: 22 March

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

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29508471Paper Princess by Erin Watt

Published: 4 April

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. 

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The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Published: 26 April

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

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26192915Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Published: 24 May

San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.

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22840421My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows

Published: 7 June

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England.

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28220826When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Published: 4 October

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town.

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28588345The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

Published: 13 October

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but the darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy everything.

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25164304Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Published: 22 November

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

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What 2016 releases did you miss out on reading last year?

Happy reading,


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2 thoughts on “Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t Get To

  1. Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews says:

    I’m so excited for you to read The Raven King!!!!! Of Fire and Stars was really fun too and I’m currently reading When the Moon was Ours and the writing is so beautiful. I really need to read Wink, Poppy, Midnight! I was so excited for that when it was released, but never ended up getting to it ahaha.


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