Releases of 2015 I meant to get to but… just didn’t

Top Ten Tuesday: Releases of 2015 I meant to get to but… just didn’t

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There are, of course, several books that came out in 2015 that I wanted to read but never got around to. I’m actually pretty impressed with myself for crushing the ones that would have been at the top of this list in the past week or so! So go me! Here are the ones that await crushing:  

Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray

Guys… I can’t even with this one. There is NO EXCUSE. I have been waiting for this book for forever and I even got on ARC at BEA! And yet… I still haven’t read it. I think that the size of the book has been intimidating me and I’ve been just continually passing it over. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. THE FIRST ONE IS SO GOOD.

City on Fire by Garth Risk Halberg

I think this is another case of giant-book syndrome. I got an ARC of this one at BEA as well and was really intrigued by it. It’s gotten so much buzz, guys! This one is a historical fiction about New York City in the ‘70s before the big blackout. It sounds amazing but alas, it’s still sitting on my shelf unread.

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kauffman

ANOTHER book I got at BEA and still haven’t read. This is another head-scratcher. It’s been getting so much buzz and sounds utterly amazing. I can’t even hazard a guess as to why I haven’t read it yet. I have no idea. I hope to get to it soon so I can squee about it with everyone!

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

It’s been quite a while since I’ve read anything by Sarah Dessen. I think the last time I picked up one of her books I was in high school. This particular book really intrigued me so I picked it up as soon as it was released. But… again… It’s still sitting on my shelf all lonely like. DON’T WORRY, BOOK! I STILL LOVE YOU.

Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes #2) by Sarah Raasch

This is another sequel that I haven’t read yet. I don’t know what’s up with that. I know I’m pretty awful at reading series, but I read the first one a year ago. Isn’t time to jump back in? C’mon Beth! Stop being such a series-slacker!

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

I’m not so mad at myself about this one. I only got this one in December! The publisher was kind enough to send me a copy. So… I should probably read it soon! And I definitely plan to. It sounds absolutely amazing. I love Carrie on Portlandia. I’m super interested to learn more about her.  

The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson

This book is a retelling of Shakespeare’s play A Winter’s Tale. It’s actually not one of his plays that I’ve read, but I do know a little about it. I’m really intrigued to see where the author takes this one! Again, the publisher was kind enough to send me a copy. I’ve been meaning to get to it for ages. Hopefully this is the month!

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book. It’s Goodreads rating is crazy high! I’ve only read one or two of Hannah’s books before, but this one definitely piques my interest! I love historical fiction, esp. involving the World War Two. When this one come out in paperback, it’s mine!!!! (Or, when the holds line at my library stops being so ridiculous).

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

I’ve heard some mixed things about this one, but mostly good. This has me pretty intrigued. I’m curious to see where I fall in the mix of things.

The Shore by Sara Taylor

I haven’t heard too much about this one, except from a few bloggers who have been raving about it. I have, however, also seen it make a few different best-of lists! So, it has definitely earned a spot on my TBR.

Honourable Mention: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

If we’re being honest, I haven’t actually read any of Rowell’s books. This one, however, really intrigues me. More so than her others. Although I do plan to read those too! The YA ones, at least.
How about you? What books did you let fall by the wayside in 2015?