January 11, 2016

2015 Releases I Didn't Read

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is 2015 book releases I wanted to get to, but didn't.

Oh there are plenty.

  1. Re Jane by Patricia Park - This is a modern retelling of Jane Eyre. Yum!

  2. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee - Hanging my head in shame. One of the greatest surprises in literary history and I didn't read it! In my defense it came out right at the beginning of my worst personal reading slump ever. Also, I do own a copy. I could start at any time.

  3. Uprooted by Naomi Novic - I loved her Temeraire series about dragons helping to fight the Napoleonic wars. This is said to feel like a fairy tale.

  4. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson - I loved her first memoir Let's Pretend This Never Happened. I even bought a copy of this book with my birthday gift card. Still haven't read it.

  5. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy - This book is about a family in Detroit facing the reality that the house they grew up in isn't worth a tenth of its mortgage.

  6. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald - I didn't get to this in 2015, but I'm almost half way through it now!

  7. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - This book has had a wait list on it since it came out almost a year ago. It's reported to be a fabulous WWII historical fiction. This is on the library book club's list for this year, so it will get read.

  8. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff - I have enjoyed the other two of Groff's novels. I've heard good things about this one. But I didn't pick it up.

  9. Girl at War by Sara Novic - This is about Eastern Europe in the early 90's. Yeah. Erk. It sounds fascinating.

  10. Dead Wake by Erik Larson - This is kind of a cheat. I actually had this book in my hands. But it was slump time and I couldn't get past the first chapter. I really want to, though.

So there are my excuses. What did you miss last year, that you wish you'd gotten to?