Top 10 Tuesday: 2016 Releases I Totally Meant To Read

I always have way more books on my To-Read list than I can possibly get to. That being said, below are 10 books (in no particular order) that came out in 2016 that I would love to read as soon as I have a chance

  1. You Know Me Well by David Levithan/Nina LaCour: I’ve really enjoyed David Levithan’s contemporary YA collaborations with Rachel Cohn (see #10), and I’ve heard good things about Nina LaCour, so I am definitely excited about a friendship story written by the two of them. This is on my shelf. I’m a terrible person.  Filed under: Friendship
  2. And I Darken by Kiersten White: This is the gender-swapped Vlad the Impaler story I always knew I needed. Or so I’ve heard. Plus I will read anything by Kiersten White. Filed under: Lady Dictators of My Heart
  3. Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews: This is the ninth book in an adventurous romantic paranormal series that I’ve been reading for a bit. They’re like the potato chips of my reading life, tbh. Filed under: I Love Everyone In This Bar
  4. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: This is the sequel to Six of Crows, the fantasy heist YA that I always knew I needed. This….is on my shelf too. Whoops. Filed under: I Love Everyone In This Bar, Found Families
  5. Summer Days and Summer Nights ed. by Stephanie Perkins: This is a YA anthology. Stephanie Perkins also edited a Christmas-themed collection that was very strong. Filed under: Awwww, Wait No
  6. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro: This is the gender-swapped Sherlock Holmes story that I always knew I needed. Or so I’ve heard. Filed under: Yes Good
  7. Exit, Pursued By a Bear by E.K. Johnston: I finally got on the Right Train this year and read a couple of other books by E.K. Johnston, and she is the real deal. This is a contemporary YA and I don’t know much else about it, but the author sells it for me. Filed under: Shakespeare References, Ee-Kay
  8. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi: Funny story, I don’t know what this book is about, but it’s cover is beautiful, it’s Middle Grade, and I’ve been keeping up with Mafi since her first book, Shatter Me, so I’m on board. Filed under: Bloofer Covers
  9. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake: I’m very behind on my Kendare Blake reading but she is always a delight. This book is about three evil queens who have to queen it out and see who wins. Filed under: Why Are You So Scary, That’s a Lot of Blood
  10. The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn: Like I said above, I love the books these two have been writing. This one is a sequel to Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, which I recommend and features a holiday-themed scavenger hunt romance in NYC. Filed under: Dream Team


Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Top 10 Tuesday: Recent TBR Additions

This week’s theme: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately. I apologize for the number of sequels! Good heavens!

  1. The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey: I enjoyed the first one, The Girl At Midnight, although it is not without its flaws. I need to know more about these dragon-people and bird-people and whether they will ever make pasta, not war! Filed under: Vaguely-Russian Folktale Retellings
  2. Tattoo Atlas by Tim Floreen: Tim Floreen’s first book, Willful Machines, was terrifying and thoughtful, and I’m expecting more of the same from the second book, based on the premise. Filed under: Technology is Terrifying But Humans Are Even More So
  3. The Unfairest of Them All by Shannon Hale: I read the first Ever After High, Storybook of Legends, and it was surprisingly hilarious and had much more depth than I expected. I would like more. Filed under: Middle Grade Villain Backstories
  4. Heart and Brain by Nick Seluk: A collection of this webcomic: it is funny. Filed under: Too Real
  5. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu: No one will shut up about this book or this author so one of these days I’m going to get to it. Filed under: Best Titles
  6. The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Sterling: “Lindsey Sterling has a book??? Pirates??? Sign me up!” Filed under: Autobios I Will Never Read, LBR 
  7. The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee: It keeps popping up on my Goodreads feed and I’m trying to read more nonfiction. Don’t judge me! Filed under: I Like Science And Municipally-Approved Books As Much As The Next Guy
  8. Darth Vader: Volume 1 by Kieron Gillen: I love Star Wars and I love Kieron Gillen so this is happening. Filed under: A STAR WAR 
  9. Beren and Luthien by JRR Tolkien: I’ve technically already read this in The Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth series, but this will be a new illustrated edition, so, yeah, sign me up. Filed under: Take My Money, Christopher 
  10. Wonder Woman: Volume 1 by Greg Rucka: I love Wonder Woman and I love Greg Rucka and I especially love Wonder Woman as written by Greg Rucka so this is very exciting. Filed under: Light of My Life Fire of My Loins

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Dewey’s Readathon Oct16

I’m doing the thing again.


Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon is this Saturday, October 22nd. Reader sign-ups are here.

I haven’t yet made it all 24 hours and I won’t this year either but I’ll be participating as much as possible. This will be the first time I am reading e-books only, as my e-book TBR is getting ridiculous and I recently learned that I read much faster on my Kindle.

Here is my “stack” of potential reads:

I may throw some comics in there, too, if the occasion calls for it.

Are you participating? WHATCHA GONNA READ?