Top Ten Tuesday

The 2015 releases I meant to get to but didn’t (or, Look at all these books rolling over to my 2016 TBR list) | Top Ten Tuesday [#20]

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is pretty self-explanatory if you read the post title. Let’s cut the introductions and get to all the books I really wanted to read last year but didn’t. Sound off in the comments the ones you recommend I should prioritize first! (Books are listed in no particular order.)

The Books:


  1. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. [Goodreads] Girl power in the form of something that I believe is demeaning to women (pageants).
  2. Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. [Goodreads] I’m always interested in ballet books!
  3. Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott. [Goodreads] L.M. Elliott is a favorite historical fiction author of mine, so I have to read this Renaissance novel about Leonardo Da Vanci’s muse.
  4. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. [Goodreads] The other most-hyped YA Western from 2015 (the other was Vengeance Road).
  5. Uprooted by Naomi Novik. [Goodreads] An adult fairy-tale-like high fantasy.
  6. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. [Goodreads] An alternate historical novel where Hitler won World War II. I am intrigued.
  7. Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young. [Goodreads] I’ve enjoyed Suzanne’s A Want So Wicked and Hotel Ruby sounds really unique and fun and creepy.
  8. Kalahari by Jessica Khoury. [Goodreads] I really liked Jessica’s Origin and Vitro, so I want to see what the third companion novel in the CORPUS sci-fi series is like.
  9. The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace. [Goodreads] I just really want to read all the high fantasy that exists out there, and The Storyspinner is just nagging at me to read it.
  10. These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly. [Goodreads] Murder mystery set in an historical New York City. Sign me up for this.
  11. Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee. [Goodreads] Probably the book I want to read the most from this list in preparation for Stacey Lee’s second historical novel, Outrun the Moon.
  12. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine. [Goodreads] What if the Great Library of Alexandria had survived?
  13. Soundless by Richelle Mead. [Goodreads] This didn’t get very good reviews, but I’m always willing to read books based on Asian cultures or featuring Asian characters. EDIT: Check out my review of Soundless here!
  14. Serpentine by Cindy Pon. [Goodreads] See above.
  15. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. [Goodreads] I’ve heard nothing but praise for Leigh Bardugo’s new book in the Grisha universe.
  16. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia. [Goodreads] Definitely the prettiest cover on this list, and perhaps of 2015 releases in general!

Have you read any of these books?
If not, do any of them pique your interest?
What are some 2015 releases you didn’t manage to last year?
Comment below letting me know!

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24 thoughts on “The 2015 releases I meant to get to but didn’t (or, Look at all these books rolling over to my 2016 TBR list) | Top Ten Tuesday [#20]

  1. The Storyspinner, Six of Crows and Made You Up were all some of my favorite reads last year. And I need to read Uprooted asap. I hope you’ll like all of these, and thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Here’s my TTT


  2. Hotel Ruby! I totally forgot about that book! See, that’s what happens, I get so excited over a new or upcoming release, but miss it coming out, or think I’ll get to it some other time because my shelves are already overflowing in an alarming and Hoarders-esque way, but then I’ll see it somewhere and be sad that I don’t have it yet. Yet. 😉


  3. So many great books on your list! Uprooted and Made You Up were among my favorites last year! And Dumplin’ was amazing as well! I definitely should have had the Storyspinner on my TTT! Happy reading!


  4. I have read four of these cheering Hotel Ruby was generally enjoyable, Soundless was a MASSIVE letdown, These Shallow Graves was so epic it brought me out of my uber long reading slump, and Made You Up was fantastic. I hope you like them when you read them, Mallory! 😀

    I DESPERATELY need to read Six of Crows. Everyone has loved it so much, and I really enjoyed the Grisha trilogy, and I just don’t know why I haven’t picked it up yet :O

    I also really want to read Tiny Pretty Things, as I have heard pretty good things about it!

    Two 2015 reads that I (sadly) did not get around to are More Happy Than Not and George! I really want to read both of them, and I hope to soon.


    1. Oooh, George was really good! I’m sure you’ll love it. I haven’t read More Happy Than Not, but I heard a lot of good things about it. I, too, am dying for Six of Crows because I liked the Grisha Trilogy also, and everyone’s been screaming about Six of Crows and I want in on all the happy feelings. 😀


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