Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt was ‘Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)’and I had quite a bit of trouble with it. Finding 2016 releases that I planned to read but didn’t wasn’t a problem at all, because there were many. However, finding books in that list that I was still interested in was a lot harder. And sadly, some of these books are only on this list because I own a physical copy of them, and I feel like I have to read them.
So, let’s start discussing the first one, The Unexpected Everything, because the reason why I don’t want to read it is a bit petty, namely: the pre-order fiasco. And if you haven’t heard of it yet, let me fill you in on what happened.
At the start of 2016 there was this pre-order promo going on for Morgan Matson’s latest book where you had to go to the publishers website, show them proof that you pre-ordered the book, fill in your address, and then you’d get a surprise in the mail. I was over the moon, because I loved Morgan Matson, and this was the first pre-order thing I’ve ever seen that wasn’t US only. Fast forward to 2017, and I still haven’t gotten anything in the mail. No one has. And the publisher and Morgan Matson herself don’t respond to any questions. This left a bit of a bitter feeling to the book, and I’m not even sure if I want to read it anymore. I mean, there are so many other great contemporaries out there.
From the books on this list, I’m still the most excited about Of Fire and Stars, and the only reason why I haven’t gotten to it yet is because I’m still waiting for a paperback copy. I’m also kind of kicking myself for not having picked up Furthermore and Frost Like Night yet, because they were some of my most anticipated releases of 2016. Ah, you know what? Let me make a promise to you here that I will have read these within the coming 6 months. Please hold me accountable to that.
So, what are some of the books you meant to get to in 2016 but didn’t?