Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Releases

Hello everyone, here comes another Top Ten Tuesday post from me. Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where they give you a topic each week and you make a list for said topic. This week’s topic is Top 10 Favorite 2016 Releases. However, I had to make slight modification to the original theme because I haven’t read that many 2016 releases. So, I decided to list 5 books that I have read and enjoyed plus 5 books that’s already out and I want to read soon. Only I exceeded my quota for 2016 releases I’ve read and listed six of them instead.

2016 releases that I have read and enjoyed

A Gathering of Shadows (V.E. Schwab)
Love love LOVE A Gathering of Shadows. If you enjoy fantasy but haven’t read the Shades of Magic series, do yourself a favor and pick up A Darker Shade of Magic, then this book. THIS BOOK! Great bromance (and romance) + coats + parallel universes + magic competition. What else could you want?

Kindred Spirits (Rainbow Rowell)
A short and sweet read from Rainbow Rowell to celebrate World Book Day. It celebrates fandom, diversity, and Star Wars.

The Hidden Oracle (Rick Riordan)
The book that proved that Rick Riordan still has it 10 Greek Mythology books later (not counting the companion books). Apollo is the bright spot of this book, and yes I know that’s a terrible pun seeing that he’s the sun god and all.

Front Lines (Michael Grant)
Sometimes when I mentioned a book in a TTT post, I realized that I haven’t reviewed said book properly. *shifty eyes*
What happened if they let females enlist during WW2? Front Lines went back in history to explore this question and didn’t flinch from the gore, discrimination, racism, and violence that happened throughout. It was told in multi-POV, yet each character has a very strong voice it’s impossible to mix them up.

The Serpent King (Jeff Zentner)
I cried and laughed during inappropriate times. And read while standing in the bus jostled by the evening crowd. To say I cannot put the book (aka my phone) down is an understatement.

This Savage Song (Victoria Schwab)
Sunai sunai, eyes like coal, sing you a song and steal your soul.

2016 releases that already came out and I plan to read soon

Outrun the Moon (Stacey Lee) – I’ve heard it’s good. I believe it’s good. Whether I will like it or not, now that’s a different thing.

The Rose & the Dagger (Renee Ahdieh) – I hope I love it more than I did The Wrath and the Dawn, which I liked but was not obsessed with.

Lady Midnight (Cassandra Clare) – I kept picking up this book and putting it back on the shelf. It’s too big and heavy (literally) for bedtime read is the only reason I could give you. I will conquer you, book!

Calamity (Brandon Sanderson) – The 2 and 3 stars reviews are quite alarming. Add that to the fact that I didn’t even enjoy Steelheart that much = worried me. BUT, I will read it for the sake of my 2016 Read ALL Brandon Sanderson published works goal. Who knows, it might surprise me.

City of Mirrors (Justin Cronin) – following this series has been a long journey, and quite honestly I’ve forgotten 99% what happened in the first and second book. There’s Amy, there’s Peter, there’s Alicia, and … that’s all I remember. 😛


That’s all for today! Have you read any of the books I listed above? What’s your ultimate favorite out of all the 2016 releases?


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3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Releases

  1. Kindred Spirits was great! Really loved the small discussions about Star Wars. I haven’t read anything by Schwab yet, but I hope to change that soon.

      1. I really wished it was longer too. I could definitely see it evolving into some longer, but I guess it won’t have had as much focus on fandoms as the short story had.
        Thanks, I hope so too!

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