2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year | Top Ten Tuesday

January 10, 2017 / 23 Comments / Book List, Book Memes, Top Ten Tuesday


I’m a little embarrassed about the number of 2016 books I meant to read last year but just didn’t get to. Especially the ones that are solicited ARCs. ?

In other words, this is my guilty list. Or my naughty list.

2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year, But I’m Making a Priority in 2017:

  1. The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder. Super cute romance and Canadian and on all my friends’ best-of lists.
  2. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. Super cute epistolary romance. And I meant to read it with people!
  3. Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake. This romance and family dynamics story was on my most-anticipated last year. WHY?!
  4. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. If this feminist, dark take on dystopian doesn’t end up being amazing, I will eat my hat.
  5. Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee. Another summer contemp I was highly anticipating. I just bought it, so I don’t feel TOO bad?
  6. A Tyranny of Petticoats ed. by Jessica Spotswood. Another feminist book – Jess from @ Read My Breath Away sent this one to me, and I feel bad I haven’t cracked it open yet.
  7. Tumbling by Caela Carter.This gymnastics book was really hard to find in Canada, so less guilt about not reading yet. Finally got it thanks to a birthday gift from Melissa @ YA Bookshelf (thanks!).
  8. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood. As You Like It retelling and written by Canada’s leading author. I haven’t read it yet. Ugh ugh ugh.
  9. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore. Everyone I know loves this LGBTQ love story & I’m just like, “I’m sorry I haven’t read this perfect book yet.”?
  10. The Inside of Out by Jenn-Marie Thorne. I adored JMT’s last book, The Wrong Side of Right. This one is about being a good ally and WHY haven’t I read it?
  11. The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer. This one is so embarrassing. I had so much fun hosting JL & Stephen on my blog, and this soccer-playing debutante book sounds so like a Tiff book. I’m sorry!
  12. Wonder Women by Sam Maggs. Another anthology of fierce women, another Canadian, and I just didn’t. #fail

What’s on your guilty list? Are there 2016 books you meant to read that you’re making a priority this year? Leave a comment and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish to highlight a top ten list related to book blogging, and to get to know fellow book bloggers.

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23 responses to “2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year | Top Ten Tuesday

  1. “The Season” is one I though sounded adorable! I’ll have to read it this year. Also, ‘Petticoats’ sounded like a lot of fun too. The thing about visiting all the Top Ten Tuesday posts is that it reminds me what a horrible reader I am (i.e., I am faced with all the books I intend to read, but never do). Still it’s way too much fun, and good intentions totally count. 😉

  2. Mariela

    So many books last year and so little time! Also in my case I was not in the mood of reading a lot, I am getting older and I get too tired that when I sit to read I fall sleep 😛

    My TTT.

  3. 2016 had so many anticipated reads that I just didn’t even come close to reading. And to add to my guilt I am still trying to catch up on 2015! I haven’t read any of these and have added a few to my TBR which I hope won’t implode before I can make a small dent in it!

  4. Museum of Heartbreaks and Tell Me Three Things sound really good! My priority would be The Star Touched Queen, everyone is raving about it and I’m missing out a lot!

  5. I totally want to read The Museum of Heartbreak!! I keep forgetting about it, but then I’ll see that cover and be like: WANT!!! Tell Me Three Things was cute– and also kind of YA Contemp Romance predictable. I LOVED The Female of the Species though!! It was one of those HARSH/Gritty books.

  6. I’m hearing so many amazing things about The Season. I wasn’t on my list but I think all the mentions about how amazing it is really convinced me to put it there. Plus, Tell Me Three Things was fantastic! I hope you enjoy reading all of these!

  7. I haven’t read any of these either, but have most on my TBR. When the Moon Was Ours and The Inside of Out are high on the list! There are just way too many great books releasing each year and not enough time to read them all!

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  8. I really wanted to read The Season too! I’ve hard mixed things about The Inside of Out but I’m still interested in getting it from the library… always so hard to read all the books we want to! I love your Funkos btw 😀 Clueless is the best!

  9. Ah, Tiff, you’ll definitely need to read TELL ME THREE THINGS (which was an absolute delight) and WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS (which was magical). I’m glad they are on your 2017 priority reading list! I’ve also got A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS on mine, which is a shame considering I was super excited about it AND I pre-ordered it last year. Here’s to hoping we get all our 2016 holdover books read!

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