2015 Releases I Didn’t Get To in 2015 // Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

It’s no secret that I  am terrible at getting around to current releases. I am absolutely horrible at reading books the year that they are published, and this week’s topic, for me, is overflowing with books which makes it very difficult to pick only ten which I unfortunately didn’t get around to purchasing or reading in the year of 2015. But without further delay, I have picked the top ten books I unfortunately didn’t get to in 2015. 

Let’s go.


1. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

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After reading and loving The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, I was very excited to see he was coming up with a new series, starting with The Sword of Summer. I kept saying I would get to it as soon as possible, however, I never got the chance! 

2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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After reading Fangirl, I was eagerly anticipating the release of Carry On. However, when it was finally released, I somehow never got to it! It’s great that my best friend bought me a copy while she was over in Sydney, so I can finally read it this year. 

3. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

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I desperately wanted to read this book last year, because so many people were giving amazing feedback towards it. All I heard was bloggers yelling to the world that this book was fantastic. I hope I can get around to it now, in 2016. 

4. The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

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I read The Iron Trial last year and was very intrigued to see what would happen next and when I found out the sequel: The Copper Gauntlet was coming out in 2015, I was excited. However, when it finally came out, I never got around to purchasing it. 

5. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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Another book that I wanted to get to because people were screeching praises all over the blogosphere about this book. I was also looking forward to reading this one last year because I had just discovered Patrick Ness after his incredible standalone novel: A Monster Calls

6. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

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I was very interested in this one for it’s premise and lots of people began talking about this one last year. I was sure that I would get around the reading it, and even requested an ARC, however, I eventually never got around to it and wasn’t approved for an ARC. 

7. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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I feel left out. Everyone has been singing their love for this book since it came out last year and I’ve been shrinking deeper and deeper into my isolated hole of reading loneliness (did that sentence even make sense? Possibly not). I promise to get to it this year though. 

8. Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

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I purchased this book – I don’t know why – in 2015 on my Kindle but never got around to reading it. I will probably read it this year, because I’ve seen some feedback on this book and would like to see for myself what it’s like. I enjoyed Pushing The Limits so hopefully this is just as good. 

9. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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This came out early 2015, and I feel very sad that I am still not part of this hype train. There’s not much more that I can say, but the fact that this is in my TTT proves how bad I am at reading and keeping up with the releases. 

10. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Ah, more proof that I am horrible at keeping up with releases.  However, I plan to read this book sometime very soon (hopefully), so don’t freak out! It will be read by me this year! 


I hope you enjoyed this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! I could have added so many more, and if you look at my list of Goodreads books to-read, you’ll see how many I’ve missed out on from last year. 

What 2015 books did you not get to in 2015?

62 thoughts on “2015 Releases I Didn’t Get To in 2015 // Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Yo, but for real, I’m finding myself quoting so many things from Six of Crows in everything else I blog/read. Doooo it. But on more important matters, I’m still unsure if I’d say The Rest of Us is a good follow-up to A Monster Calls unless you think you’d appreciate plotless storytelling LOL. Otherwise, More Than This might be a better bet…?

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    • Oh dude, trust me, I’ll be diving into Six of Crows as soon as I can. I’m twitchy just knowing I haven’t read it yet!
      Hmm, well I’m currently in the process of reading the Chaos Walking Trilogy still, so after that, maybe I’ll read More Than This?

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  2. YES JOSIE READ MAGNUS AND CARRY ON! I really need to read The Rest of Us Just Live Here too and I completely feel you at The Copper Gauntlet. I was really looking forward to it’s release but then I never even bought it? 😂 I really don’t understand my brain sometimes. I just read Simon and it was a really fun and adorable read 🙂

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  3. Josie Josie Josie. Six of Crows, Carry On, Simon vs…get to it! Chop chop! The Sword of Summer is one that I really want to get to ASAP as well!! I’m not too mad that I didn’t get around to reading it in 2015 because i wanted to read PJO and HoO first. But I’m hoping to catch up on Magnus Chase before the sequel comes out. I also didn’t get around to buying and reading The Copper Gauntlet. I even went to the launch event that Cassie and Holly were at. But the cover and size of the book didn’t match the first one so I never ended up buying it…

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    • I CANT WAIT TO DEVOUR IT SOON, Aentee is sending me her copy and I can’t wait! 😊 Oooh and I’ll be reading Carry On in April I think, I’m hosting a read along!
      I know, I am SO missing out on Six of Crows right now *cries*
      Oh no, you didn’t?! That’s a shame!

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  4. I also feel so left out on the Six of Crows hype train, that one along with An Ember in the Ashes made my list too. Simon vs THSA was a great read, I hope you enjoy when you get to it. Super cute! A relatable list!

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    • Yes, I’ve heard that I shouldn’t expect that much from it. I definitely won’t put my expectations too high! 😊
      Hopefully you enjoy it. I really hope that I can also pick it up sometime soon this year.

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  5. Wonderful list, Josie! An Ember in the Ashes and Legacy of Kings are pretty high on my list to read one day (I don’t believe in creating monthly/annual TBRs since I never follow through, haha) as well. And Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is such a sweet story. I really do hope you get to it this year. 🙂

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  6. Pretty much your entire list are books that I got, but never got around to read yet. LOL. Sigh, so many books and not enough time! And Ember in the Ashes and Simon vs. were so good! Hopefully you can read them soon! 🙂

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    • Hmm, so many people still haven’t read An Ember in the Ashes! I wonder if I should host a read along sometime this year for it.
      Ill definitely have Six of Crows high in my sights and Nowhere but Here, because I already have it on Kindle! 😊

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  7. Six of Crows is such and amazing book that will definitely give you a serious case of the feels haha. There are so many wonderful books in this list and I’ve been meaning to read a lot them. Nowhere but Here sounds like a really great book and I definitely need to prioritise Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

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  8. Ahh, I feel so left out of the Six of Crows hype, too!! I need to read that book soon. And The Rest of Us just Live Here was on my TBR for last year, too, and I didn’t get enough time to read it. BUT I will change that, because, well, Patrick Ness! 😀 And Simonnn. That book was full of cuteness, you should love it!! 😀

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  9. I loved Nowhere But Here. SO MUCH! Even more than Pushing the Limits. A friend of mine keeps reminding me about Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. I heard it’s amazing, and it keeps being nominated/winning in best in books awards SO I need to make it happen. XD

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    • I’m so glad you loved it! I hope I enjoy it just the same.
      You should read it along with me when I read it! I think I’ll be reading it for the Diverse Book Club hosted by Aentee @ Read At Midnight. 😊

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  10. I also haven’t read Sword of Summer even though I’ve read basically other Riordan’s books 😀 It’s on my 2016 list though. And you should read Six of Crows! It’s just pure awesomeness!

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    • I haven’t even read the Percy Jackson series yet (eek don’t kill me)! But I’m hoping to pick up Sword of Summer soon.
      I hear from everyone that Six of Crows is pure awesomeness. I can’t wait to get my hands on that one!

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  11. The Sword of Summer was my first read of this year! I didn’t want to put off reading it any longer LOL! I really enjoyed it!! Carry On isn’t Rainbows best book (in my opinion at least) but it’s still a lot of fun and worth a read!
    I have had The Rest Of Us Just Live Here on my shelf since like 6 days after it was released and I STILL haven’t read it! I totally plan to this year!!
    I was actually so surprised by how much I enjoyed Nowhere But Here, it’s totally not my usual read but I ended up having a blast reading it!!
    Six of Crows and Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda are like MUST READS! They both BLEW ME AWAY!!
    I feel the exact same about missing out on something awesome by not having read An Ember in the Ashes! If it makes you feels better, I’ve seen it on a tone of lists today (so, YAY! We’re not the last people to have read it!). I’m totally planning on reading it right before the sequel is released!
    Great list!!! I hope you get to read all these book this year and love them all!!

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    • Oh, that’s awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed Sword of Summer, I bet it was pretty awesome.
      Now The Rest of Us Just Live Here must be your next priority then!
      I’m contemplating between reading Harry Potter #2 or Nowhere But Here next.
      And I’ll be reading Simon vs. for a read along, hopefully soon!
      We should totally start some sort of read along for everyone who still hasn’t read An Ember in the Ashes, because so many of us haven’t!
      Thank you! 😊

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      • I’ve actually been thinking about doing a little readathon we’re I try to read as many of the 2015 releases I have on my shelf in like a week. Prima from Panda Hearts Books suggested it and now I can’t get the thought out of my head! I’d totally choose HP over Nowhere But Here, just because Harry Potter always wins hahaha!!

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  12. Oh my god you haven’t read Six of Crows? I have failed you, Josie! You need this book in your life, I think you would adore it – it has all the shipping and fantasy and plot hijinks. Simon VS is also adorable, you should be getting your copy this month 😉

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    • Don’t worry Aentee, you haven’t failed me yet! I am still in the process of waiting for a job so that I can have money to buy it. 😊
      I’m excited to read Simon vs. 👏🏼

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