So the first month of 2016 is almost over and I’ve made a cracking good start to my 2016 reaching challenge having finished 5 books. While I’ve already ticked off some books that I was itching to get to, as always with me, there are a million more books that I would like to read.
This blog post contains the books that I am hoping to get to this year in 2016, at some point. In no particular order of course
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
An ambitious read, but one thats been on my to read list for close to 2 years. I finally got around to watching the TV series in 2015 and fell head over heels in love with the story and the characters. This book has effectively jumped up the ranks to sit pretty much at the top of my most coveted list. I’ve been told the book is even better than the show and if that didnt sell me, then Jamie Fraser certainly would
2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I went on the hunt for this book last year and actually had a pre-order that fell through on me. Unfortunately, by the time I found this book in stock somewhere online, it was way out of my price range. I decided to suffocate my mighty need and wait it out. Fingers crossed, this book will make it into my grubby little paws this year and I will finally get to read this beauty. Given the reviews I’ve heard, it might be worth the wait.
3. Vengence Road by Erin Bowman
I’ve had my eye on this book for a while. Stumbling across it when it was a long way away from being published, I’ve been waiting to purchase it until my list has been cleared from pressing series. Because I feel like this book needs a dedication and clear mind that my current self does not yet have. A western YA? sign me the hell up! While this book hasn’t gotten a lot of attention by bloggers or booktube, it seems like one of those books that just might be a hidden gem, waiting to be found
4. Cinder by Marrissa Meyer
One of those series that I’m very slow finding out about, is Cinder. I feel like this series exploded last year; every man and his dog was talking about it. Curiosity spiked, this book has been trawling in the bottom of my book buying basket for a while. While it’s taken the back seat in recent book halls, I have the feeling this book may just creep into my hands this year. I’m a sucker for Fairy tale retellings almost as much as I’m a sucker for dystopian future worlds.
5. The Darkest Part of the Forrest by Holy Black
A Christmas gift this year, I’ve had my eye on this one for a while. Recently my tastes in books have shifted away from the usual vampires/witches to turn towards Fae. Its overwhelming how many of my current reads are now swinging aboard the Fae mythology train, but there’s no going back now. I used to love stories about Fae taking humans into their world when I was little, and it seems this love has resurfaced. I haven’t heard much about this book but I can feel in my bones that this book is going to hold my attention.
6. Rook by Sharon Cameron
Like Cinder, the Blogging/Booktube world couldn’t stop raving about this book, and it feels like the last few months of 2015 were gripped with Rook fever. As soon as I read the synopsis for this book, it went straight onto my to read list. As a history fiend, this book was like a siren song. Alternate Histories are my jam! And this book combines my other great love- fiction- into the mix. I never stood a chance
7. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Much like Rook, this book just spoke to me. Alternate WWII ending? Hook, Line and Sinker. This book HAS to make its way into my possession this year.
8. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
Last year, if you were following me, you would have witnessed me falling in love with Sarah J Maas and her characters. Easily one of my favourite books last year was A Court of Thorns and Roses, so when I found out that it’s sequel, was coming out this year, I almost had to be sent to the ER. I cannot WAIT to see what Maas has in store for us with this next installment and I cant wait for the great Maas love-affair to continue. Don’t let me down Sarah!
9. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
After being introduced to Bracken’s work last year through her spectacular series The Darkest Minds, I am extremely eager to read her other book which has so much hype surrounding it, it’s publishing almost saw mass hysteria. Time travel? Hell yes! Where do I buy a copy of this?! I very well may need that time travel to read all these books i’m listing.
10. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
My queen and savior Richelle Mead has given me a new hope; there’s a new series on the way, and one that promises another kick ass heroine. While it does seem that Mead is obsessed with naming her heroines after Australian Capital cities (not that I mind rather, we are an inspiring bunch us aussies), the premise from the little promotional material that’s been released is more than enough to wet my taste buds. Hopefully she’s given us another cracker.
11. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
I’ve been meaning to read Neil Gaiman for a while, and I purchased American Gods in very late 2014. Due to a busy schedule, this rather chunky book was pushed further and further down my TBR. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book and I’d like to get aboard the Gaiman train this year. Apparently there’s a TV series going to emerge next year, and I’d like to read the book before I see the show.
12. Undead and Unstable by MaryJanice Davidson
This may confuse some people, but I’ve been following this VERY hard to find series since I was 16. I ADORE the Undead series and while it definitely is not for everyone, its a series that makes the world seem a little brighter if only for the short time it takes to read them. This series is an easy read, but a lark. Every time I think this series is finished, Davidson releases a new book. I also tend to keep forgetting what number I’m on.
13. The Rose and the Dagger by Rene Ahdieh
I had the privilege of reading The Wrath and the Dawn as one of my first books of 2016 and I adored it! I was desperate to know what happened to Shahrzad, and I was stoked when I found out there was a sequel coming out this year. As the second book in the duology, this is bound to be excellent and I cant wait to see how Ahdieh wraps the complex and ever intriguing story up. May cant come quick enough
14. Sea Glass by Maria V Snyder
One of the many series I fell in love with last year was the Chronicles of Ixia and after reading the first 4 books last year, I’m keen to sink my teeth into the next installments this year. With many books left yet to read, Sea Glass is taunting me. Sea Glass is definitely one of those books I’ll read sooner rather than later. I cant wait to see where Opal goes next.
15. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
I am BURNING for this book. After being constantly pushed back over the last year, this book seems to have finally settled on it’s April release date. The last book in the beloved Raven Cycle series, I am so beyond ready for this book. Like many others following this series, waiting for this book has been like sitting on a bed of the sharpest spikes known to man. And like many others, I’m desperately calling for someone to please save Richard Gansey III.
So… that is by no means a complete list of books I would like to read this year. This list is leaving out quite a few hot ticket books, either because I’m currently reading them or I simply didn’t have room for them here. There are so many books I would like to read this year and if I had named them all, we would have all been here for eons.
I have quite a busy year of reading ahead of me it seems. And quite a long queue of book reviews too!