Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant To Get To But Didn't

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature hosted by The Broke and the BookishEvery other week I will post a list of my ten favorites in a certain category.


Despite all the great reads of 2015 there were still a lot of books I meant to get to but somehow didn't. Not because I'm not interested, definitely not because they don't seem worthy. It just kind of happened. Other novels got in the way. So I plan on finishing them this year, especially since some of these have been on my tbr (and my bookshelf) since forever. This is my top ten. There are more, but I'll start here. 

1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yansey
This book is definitely my priority right now. It went from 'definitely need to read it' to help-there's-a-movie-coming-out-should-read-it-soon to HOW CAN THE MOVIE RELEASE TOMORROW, GIMME THAT BOOK. Is it the best in this list? Probably not, but if I don't want to be spoiled (and want to accompany my friend to see the movie) I better start reading.

2. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I can't believe I didn't get to this one in 2015. It was such an anticipated book and everyone seemed pretty wild about. I've read really great reviews and I can't wait to feel the magic for myself. So from now on, this one is top priority! I definitely want to read it before the sequel releases.

3. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha) by Leigh Bardugo
This one really has been on my shelf for ages. Everyone agrees: it's great. So why on earth I haven't read it yet is a mystery even to me. I even read Six Of Crows first. And since that one blew my mind, I'm now back to being totally excited about this and it's back on the radar. No matter how many great books I get my hands on this year, I solemnly swear I'll get to this one as well. 

4. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I was going to read it over christmas break, I swear I was! But then I started reading the Lunar Chronicles and I couldn't stop before I'd read the entire series. Not that it's an excuse. I should have gotten to this one way before. It seems great and it was chosen as goodreads best young adult fiction 2015 so I'm pretty confident I will love it. Place four. Need-to-read-asap.

5. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I got this book for Christmas from my aunt but it's been on my to-read list for a real long time. I put it on my wishlist because I hoped I'd start it sooner if it was on my shelf. So far it didn't happen, but I promised myself I'll read it soon. Especially since I'm pretty excited to watch the tv show and I forbade myself to start it without having read the book. 

6. The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Same here. I got it for Christmas in the hope that would make me start it sooner. And it just might. I've picked it up a couple of times since, there just really isn't enough time in a week to let me read what I want to read. And I have this policy to only read one book at a time. So soon, Achilles, very soon. Pinky swear.

7. Inferno by Dan Brown
I have never read a book by Dan Brown and not liked it. And with the single exception of The Da Vinci Code I've read them all. Well, and this one obviously. They were all great, yet each time it took me a while to get to them. Maybe it's being in this book community. It stimulates me to read ya and more ya and even more ya and.. everything else gets a bit forgotten. No longer! I will read this in 2016.

8. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
I've sworn to read everything J.K. Rowling ever writes. And I'm not entirely on track anymore, because I still need to throw myself into these pages. I loved the first book in this series, so this is promising. And not comparing it to HP works, because it's so very different. So no - this has never been and will never be - the hype her first series was, but I'm still excited to read on!

9. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
Exactly. The hype of the past year is still on my tbr. The reviews are very mixed. But a book this huge always sparks my interest. So I'm going to read it, even if it may be overrated. Because I want to know what all the fuss is about. I want to be able to discuss along with everyone else. Sometimes I'm shallow like that. But hey - I'm also kind of excited! It's not like this is 50 shades or anything (which I didn't read, despite the hype).

10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
This is a classical case of The 5th Wave-syndrome. I was going to read it before the movie release, but other things came along and I didn't get to it in time. Meanwhile both the book and the movie are gathering dust on my shelf. So I better start this soon. I'm pretty excited, though! 

In general in can conclude that I have basically been neglecting everything non-young adult. Yet knowing myself I'll probably read the YA titles on this list first. I mean what I say here, though. I will definitely make an effort to cross these other books off my tbr. I used to read a lot of adult books and I really want to get back into that. Thoughts on any of these books? Suggestions on what to read first?
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