The last two years I’ve participated in an “official” end of year wrap up challenge of sorts. In 2013 it was Fiktshun’s Top 13 of 2013. Last year, I co-hosted an event with a couple other bloggers. This year I decided to tackle it on my own because I haven’t had time to look for an existing event or think about hosting one of my own. So, from now until the end of December, I’ll be looking back on my year of bookish bests.
First up is one I added at the last minute after seeing Jen @ YA Romantics‘ post about books she wishes she’d read in 2015. Since I definitely find myself drowning in books and putting off ones I’m excited about in favor of review titles, I thought this was a perfect addition to the topics I’d already decided on. So I’m just kicking things off a day early.
Books I Wish I’d Made Time to Read This Year
I was certain 2015 would be the year that I FINALLY read a J.R. Ward book. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be. I think I was a little intimidated by the size of this book.
Historical romance is a new-to-me genre this year and I love it. There’s no doubt Lisa Kleypas is one of the best of the bunch. I was so excited about this book (and I still am) but it released during a time that SO MANY other books did and I just didn’t get to it. Hopefully soon. Maybe even before the end of the year. (But probably not. Because time.)
A new Rainbow Rowell book and I didn’t drop everything and read it immediately!? Believe me, I’m as surprised as you are. I blame this one on the fact that I pre-ordered the hardcover because gorgeous and I was traveling when it arrived. If I’d bought the Kindle version, I’d totally have started it on release day. It’s at the top of my list to read early in 2016.
I’ve loved each and every one of Tammara Webber’s books and I’m pretty sure Sweet will be no different… when I get to it. I had the best of intentions, but that doesn’t always matter.
Left Drowning RUINED me when I read it a couple years ago. I suspect I’ll need to be in the mood for feels when I read this book and that might be why I’ve been putting it off. I did just get the audiobook, however, so I’m sure I’ll be reading it soon!
I truly have no excuse for not continuing with this series. NOCTE was fantastic. It was captivating. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I need to finish the series.
Invaded is another case of where I have (unsurprisingly) failed at a series. I suck at series. I don’t even start them any more because I know I’ll end up dropping them if the wait between installments is too long, no matter how much I’ve enjoyed the previous book(s).
David Levithan is a favorite of mine and I was thrilled to get a signed copy of Another Day at BEA this year. I just haven’t been much in a YA mood this year, so I didn’t get around to reading it. I think I might need to go back and reread Every Day before I read it because it’s been awhile since I read it.
I was super excited about this book – and I still am – but I was in far too nostalgic of a mood when I tried to read it, so I had to walk away. I’ll go back to it some day. It just has the ability to really mess with my brain.
As much as I needed Sydrian feels, I couldn’t bring myself to say goodbye to them and this world. I will make myself do it in 2016 though. *sigh*
The minute I saw the cover for this book, I knew I’d have to read it. I own it – and I met Claire and got it signed in October, but I’ve still not made time to read it.
I finally broke down and read my first Penny Reid book this year. (Quickly followed by my second and third.) I didn’t get a chance to read this one though, despite glowing recommendations from friends and fellow bloggers. It’s high on the list for 2016 though.
I really liked Pucked and was anxious to learn there would be a sequel. It just released at a bad time and I’ve not gotten back to it.
I can’t even really offer up an excuse for why I’ve not read this one yet. I’m not even gonna try.
I was a little nervous about returning to Simon & Caroline’s story for fear of what it would ultimately bring – I don’t like seeing my favorite characters and couple’s tested. But I do need to find out how it all wraps up.
Have you read any of these books?
What are some books you wish YOU had gotten around to reading this year?
Leave it in the comments!