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Top Ten Tuesday #7: 2016 Releases I WILL Read This Year!


Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is new book releases you meant to read in 2016, but never got round to… and definitely plan to read in 2017! As I’m a bit of an expert on hoarding books that I will ‘read next’ for several years, I thought this might be a good one to do.

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Five of the six books above are sat on my bookshelf, waiting to be read. I remember buying them eagerly, knowing that I’d soon be lost within them. And did I pick them up straight away? Nope. One was sent to me, Cloak of War, and I’d planned on reading it during Sci-Fi Month 2016 as I absolutely loved the first book, The Empress Game, which also took me ages to get around to. And the remaining book, A Closed and Common Orbit, I am DESPERATE to read, but I want to buy it – and I want the paperback. Which actually isn’t available until April so… that’s my excuse. I just really don’t like hardbacks, okay?! šŸ˜‰

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I own both Time Siege and The Crown’s Game from the four books above, but still haven’t touched them. I’m also waiting for the paperback of Truthwitch, which I believe comes out in June!

What 2016 releases do you still need to read? Would you recommend any of the books on my list?


31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #7: 2016 Releases I WILL Read This Year!”

  1. I’m so going to read the Orbit! I think I’m getting an e-book as always, but I know what you mean – the paperback is just so beautiful.

    I actually haven’t set goals for particular books – only for numbers of books to read. Because I never follow my list šŸ˜€

    1. The illustrations look amazing! I thought Illuminae was very clever so I’m eager to see how they’ve developed on that. Thanks, Tammy šŸ™‚

    1. I’ve read the first Tao! I’m pretty bad at finishing series quickly though, I seem to spread them out over very long periods. I did start a GR shelf for unfinished series but actually it just feels like so much effort to go through all my books to label them…

      1. Yeah, series can be quite overwhelming haha.
        (that’s why I’m glad I started using a spreadsheet to keep track very early and now only have to update here and there)

    1. Thanks! šŸ˜€ Sometimes it seems we’re just so eager for a book, yet when it’s finally released it takes forever to finally get to! If only we could have days off for release days, haha šŸ˜‰

  2. Yesss! Someone else who doesn’t like hardbacks! I am not alone in my paperback hoarding šŸ˜‰
    I still have to read a few on this list too, but there’s so many books I still need to get around to reading! Hex, for example, which I still haven’t gotten to but I believe you loved.. Hope 2017 will be my year of catching up šŸ™‚

    1. Hello fellow paperback fan! I feel like there’s few of us in the blogosphere, although I did a book buying survey a few years ago (which I’m planning on repeating soon) and paperbacks came out on top!

      HEX was SUPER creepy. Don’t read it when you’re home alone šŸ˜¦

  3. I’m SO curious about The Empress Game (the word ’empress’ in the title alone is enough for me).

    I’m really interested in reading The Girls but I still need to read a convincing enough review of it. Maybe that could be yours? Haha.

    I so need to read Truthwitch, Time Salvager and Gemina!

    1. Oh it’s excellent! I would never have found it had Titan Books not sent me a copy. It feels like classic space opera with some arena action thrown in, and was one of my top books of 2015.

      We’ll see whether I review The Girls or not (although so far this year I have been much better about reviewing non-review books) but regardless I’ll let you know my general opinion of it! šŸ˜›

      1. So I might have bought The Empress Game today when I saw it on sale on Kindle haha.

        Haha that works as well! I so need to start reviewing books myself again.

    1. Oops, definitely didn’t mean to post that! Anyway, I still need to read The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. But Time Siege and Gemina are on my list, too!

    1. No I don’t often see non-fiction on too many blogs to be honest, or if it is it’s usually biography rather than history. Thanks, you too šŸ™‚

  4. I’m the opposite I want Common Orbit in hardback to match my Angry Planet hardback (but don’t want to pay hardback prices!!). Gemina was excellent, I’m jealous that you get to read it for the first time!!!

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