Friday, January 1, 2016

What I Am Looking Forward to Reading in 2016

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016! 

For the last three years, I've done a similar post, and I thought it would be a good idea to keep the idea going. 

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So, books. I'm doing this like I did last year. Things change, like, getting ARCs/eARCs. So, like last year's post, there will be two sections to this post. The first one will highlight the books that I am excited for in 2016 THAT I ALREADY HAVE, via ARC/eARC. The second section will highlight the ones that I am excited for and do not have (yet).

I'll update this post with titles and release dates (as they come), as well as my review links (as I read/review).


Here is what I cannot wait to read/have already read in 2016 (that I already have via ARC/eARC):

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (January 5th) <- REVIEWED
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine (January 5th) <- REVIEWED
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (January 5th) <- REVIEWED
The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth (January 12th) <- REVIEWED
- The Distance From A to Z by Natalie Blitt (January 12th) <- REVIEWED
- Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan (January 19th) <- REVIEWED
Burn by Elissa Sussman (January 19th) <- REVIEWED
Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk (January 26th) <- REVIEWED
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman (January 26th) <- REVIEWED
Starflight by Melissa Landers (February 2nd) <- REVIEWED
Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers (February 2nd) <- REVIEWED
Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little (February 2nd) <- REVIEWED
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell (February 2nd) <- REVIEWED
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan (February 9th) <- REVIEWED
- Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman (February 9th) <- REVIEWED
- These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas (February 9th) <- REVIEWED
Riders by Veronica Rossi (February 16th) <- REVIEWED
- The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (February 16th) <- REVIEWED
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (February 16th) <- REVIEWED
- The Rule of Mirrors by Caragh O'Brien (February 16th) <- REVIEWED
Titans by Victoria Scott (February 23rd) <- REVIEWED
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (February 23rd) <- REVIEWED
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury (February 23rd) <- REVIEWED
Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios (March 1st) <- REVIEWED
- Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie (March 1st) <- REVIEWED
- Beyond the Red by Ava Jae (March 1st) <- REVIEWED
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (March 8th) <- REVIEWED
- The Skylighter by Becky Wallace (March 22nd) <- REVIEWED
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows (April 5th) <- REVIEWED
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan (April 5th) <- REVIEWED
- Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (April 5th) <- REVIEWED
Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong (April 5th) <- REVIEWED
Love, Lies & Spies by Cindy Anstey (April 19th) <- REVIEWED
- The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas (April 19th) <- REVIEWED
Dream On by Kerstin Gier (May 3rd) <- REVIEWED
Ruined by Amy Tintera (May 3rd) <- REVIEWED
- Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman (May 3rd) <- REVIEWED
- Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes (May 3rd) <- REVIEWED
The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye (May 17th) <- REVIEWED
- The Hunt by Megan Shepherd (May 24th) <- REVIEWED
- Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes (May 17th) <- REVIEWED
The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May (June 7th) <- REVIEWED
- My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows and Co. (June 7th) <- REVIEWED
The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele (June 21st) <- REVIEWED
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (July 5th) <- REVIEWED
- Vicarious by Paula Stokes (August 16th) <- REVIEWED


Here is what I cannot wait to read in 2016 (that I don't yet have):

- Traveler by Arwen Elys Dayton (January 12th) <- REVIEWED
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (February 9th) <- REVIEWED
- Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas (February 23rd) <- REVIEWED
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (March 8th) <- REVIEWED
- Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke (March 22nd) <- REVIEWED
The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (March 29th) <- REVIEWED
- The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (April 12th) <- REVIEWED
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi  (April 26th) <- REVIEWED
The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (April 26th) <- REVIEWED
- Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen (May 3rd) <- REVIEWED
- Nil on Fire by Lynne Matson (May 31st) <- REVIEWED
- Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh (June 14th) <- REVIEWED
And I Darken by Kiersten White (June 28th) <- REVIEWED
- Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman (June 28th) <- REVIEWED
- Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine (July 5th) <- REVIEWED
The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey (July 12th) <- REVIEWED
- P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (July 26th) <- REVIEWED
- The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson (August 2nd) <- REVIEWED
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (August 9th) <- REVIEWED
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (August 30th) <- REVIEWED
- The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron (September 13th) <- REVIEWED
Witch's Pyre by Josephine Angelini (September 20th)
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (September 27th) ***EDIT: own
- Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen (October 11th) <- REVIEWED
- Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier (November 1st) <- REVIEWED
- The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (November 29th) <- REVIEWED


And those with no release month or date...

Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton (**EDIT: September 6th) <- REVIEWED
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge (**EDIT: September 27th) <- REVIEWED
The Midnight Star by Marie Lu (**EDIT: October 11th) <- REVIEWED
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (**EDIT: October 18th) <- REVIEWED
- Blood For Blood by Ryan Graudin (**EDIT: November 1st) <- REVIEWED

30 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! Scrolling down your list, I could see that basically everything here is in my want-to-wait-no-NEED-to-read pile, hehe. Happy reading in 2016! :D

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    1. There are soooo many good books to look forward to in 2016, right? Happy reading!

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  2. Gosh, you have SO MANY ARCs sweet girl. <3 Wishing you all the best with reading them all :D Good luck too, lol. <3 So many books to read. I'm dying to read a lot of these too :) Happy reading Alyssa. <3

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    1. It's almost scary though! I have so many to get through, from the Winter. O_O Happy reading, Carina!

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  3. Gah! SO MANY GOOD BOOKS are coming out this year :D It's going to be awesome! Happy New Year Alyssa ♥ I wish you nothing but the best for 2016, bookish and otherwise xxxx

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    1. I can't wait to (hopefully) read them all! Good luck and happy New Year, Micheline!

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  4. *blinks* YOU'VE READ SO MANY 2016 ALREADY HOW DO YOU DO IT LOL.
    2016 IS SUCH A GOOD BOOK YEAR I'M SO EXCITED AHHHHHHH. Hope you get your hands on all the ones you don't have and that you absolutely love them <3

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    1. I've tried my best to get a foot in the year, before I get swamped like last year! Thank you, Nikki. =)

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  5. That's quite the list. I recognize a handful. The only one I share (so far) is the wish to get Gemina for review, too. I look forward to your thoughts on these.

    Happy New Year, Alyssa!

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    1. Oooo, well that is certainly a good one to be looking forward to! Thank you, Sophia. Happy New Year!

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  6. SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR!!
    And I've just realized that Crooked Kingdom comes out the day before my birthday!! EARLY PRESENT TO MYSELF FOR SUREEE!!

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    1. That is FANTASTIC! My birthday falls on a Tuesday this year, and it looks like Paper and Fire will be my birthday gift to myself! ;)

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  7. Excellent list idea - it's easy to keep organized this way! :D

    *Cue me looking at me calendar going, "Welll... I guess I'm reading this next?"*

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    1. YES! It's one of the several ways I keep track. ;) Ha ha!

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  8. Alyssa you are seriously a reading machine!! I hope you enjoy all the books you're looking forward to in 2016! I can't wait to read your reviews :D

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    1. *oils gears and pulleys* ;)

      Thank you! I hope so too! And you are AWESOME, Eileen. <3

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  9. Goodness! That is quite the list of books you've already read. Have you shared your reading secrets before? If not, depart your knowledge!

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    1. You know, I always wanted to do a post on that. ;D

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  10. It makes me happy to see a lot of the books that I can't wait for you also want to read!

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    1. YAY! Great minds think alike, Angela. ;)

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  11. Aylssa, i'm curious.. I didn't see A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah Maas on your to read list.

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    1. And you won't ever find it on here. ;)

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    2. Hmmm I saw you read A Court of Thorns and Roses. Thought you might finish the series. I guess not really a Sarah Mass fan huh? :)

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    3. I did read it, and I absolutely hate not finishing series, but I don't think I can stomach ACOMAF, book #3, or anything Maas book in general. I have something against all of her romances. :/

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  12. I know what you mean! I always feel like I need to finish a aeries since I devoted myself to the first book and all. It's like reading ACOMAF and wanting to finish but absolutely can't stomach the turn of events in it that I have to stop and put it back on my shelf to let me simmer and adjust to the change and thinking should I even finish it? I agree with you on how she changes her romances within a series and it's devastatingly heartbreaking. Kudos for you to stop and not even go there!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! I can't do ACOMAF, especially since I asked someone for spoilers. I just can't! I'd rather never finish the series. I might go back and finish the Throne of Glass series (I've read 1-3) after book 6 publishes. I'm hoping Rowan is endgame but who knows, with Maas. O_O

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    2. If Rowan isn't endgame I'm going to stop reading her books altogether. It's too painful. I love the way you think!!

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    3. I feel you! It would be so unfair. I never loved Chaol or Dorian, but if Maas ruins Rowan? There is no telling what her fandom might do/how they might react. o_o

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  13. Hey Alyssa, you planning to read Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo? I just finished it and wanted to hear what you thought about it.:)

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    1. I do plan on reading it! I had issues with a preorder, but I plan on reading it... hopefully by the end of the year. If my review schedule permits!

      I hope you enjoyed the book. =)

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