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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Five 2016 Releases I Meant to Read...

Hello friends,

As the new year approaches, one cannot help but review the past year and reflect on it. I have started this process a bit, and in doing this, I have realized that I have a read a solid number of books this past year (93 as of Dec 13th), and I am very satisfied with that number, and I have read a number of really great books, However, there are still a handful of books I had planned on reading this year, but didn't.

So, today I bring you the five 2016 releases I meant to read this year but didn't

1) Truly, Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (July 26th)- I discovered Liane a number of years ago a devoured her books. I was really excited about the release of her newest novel. However, July came and went, and now all of a sudden it's the end of the year. I am excited to read this one. Moriarty has a way of making the mundane fun and interesting.

2) The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (May 3rd)- I read Since You've Been Gone earlier this year and loved it. I was very eager to read her newest one. Buuuut- I forgot about it. Completely. It wasn't until I was going through someone's wish list a few weeks ago and saw it, and I was like "oh yeah.

3) A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (March 1st)- I was committed to reading more YA debuts this year. So early on I made a pretty great list of all the debuts I wanted to read. I even bought A Study in Charlotte on audio (it was on sale one day). But then I said I wasn't starting anymore series, and when I found out this was part of one, I said I needed to finish two before I could read it... and well, ya know.

4) The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (August 16th)- I don't read a lot of non-fiction, I don't tend to really enjoy it. But I really like Amy Schumer, and I have heard good things about her memoir. I have heard it's grittier than expected. I had every intention of grabbing the audio of this book. But, I was never "in the mood."  Which kills me.

5) The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson (August 2nd)- Oh man, I was excited to read the conclusion to Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles this year. This trilogy is SO good, I was so impressed. However, when the third book came out,  early readers were giving it so many mixed reviews, I got nervous. So, I put it off. I even had the book out from the library read the first few chapters, and then stopped. This one is priority for me though for 2017. I want to know... I need to know how the story ends.

There you have it, five books I totally meant to get read this past year, but didn't. I hope you enjoyed this list. Keep an eye out for more 2016 recaps. I have a few more coming your way.

~Happy Reading Everyone.


  1. You know, I barely read ANY 2016 releases this year. I was all about catching up on backlist, which I'm proud I did, but there were probably loads of good books I missed out on. I really enjoyed Amy Schumer's book! You def need to do audio so that it is read by the author and feels all the more personal.

  2. I barely read ANY 2016 releases either...I caught up on my backlist like Aylee and stuck to new releases that were for series I'd already started. I definitely missed out on some quality reads though. I need to start that Pearson series AND read A Study in Charlotte!


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