As I was looking at what I did and didn’t read this year, I came to a very surprising conclusion. I read over 90 books, but most of them were not the top books of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I loved many of the books I read, and consider them MY top books of 2015, but somehow, the following ten books evaded me (don’t worry, they are first on my reading list).
1: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Considering that this is one of my favorite (heck, it’s everyone’s favorite) series, and I pre-ordered this book and was dying to read it since finishing Heir of Fire in 2014, we may be asking WHY IN THE WORLD HAVEN’T I READ THIS YET? That is a great question. Perhaps we’ll never know. But hey, at least I read Maas’ other huge books this year (ACOTAR). I’m not a complete failure.
2: Winter by Marissa Meyer
Again, one of my absolute favorites. Pre-ordered. Dying to read since Cress. I don’t know what is wrong with me.
3: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2015. Which begs the questions, why would I not read it the second it arrived on my doorstep??
4: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
I love the Arcana Chronicles; they are so ridiculously intense and dark and exciting and fantastical…and yet, this is sitting unread on my shelf right now.
5: Rook by Sharon Cameron
So this one maybe didn’t have quite as much as hype as some of the others on this list, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t just as intrigued by it. And it’s also still sitting on my shelf, awaiting the day it can fulfill it’s purpose.
6: The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
The amount of love I give for this series makes me wonder how it stayed on this list. Granted, it came out at the end of the year, but still. I couldn’t spare a few hours in the last weeks of December to read The Immortal Heights??
7: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I actually almost bought this book a couple of times; I, of course, love The Grisha series, so I’m sure I’ll love Six of Crows. When I get around to it.
8: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
WHO DOESN’T LOVE ADRIAN AND SYDNEY? HOW COULD I OVERLOOK THIS BOOK??
9: Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
So while this is not one of my favorite series, I think it’s safe to say it’s one of my favorite covers. Also, I really enjoyed the first book, so I definitely plan on reading this at some point in 2016.
10: A Mad Zombie Party by Gena Showalter
I didn’t even know this book existed until I saw it at B&N one day; how does that happen?? I’m usually so aware of when series are continuing (I was under the impression that Alice in Zombieland was over, but what do I know?). This is a fun, zany series and I’m excited to see a story featuring Frosty.
You’re probably wondering what I actually read if it wasn’t these books. That is a great questions friends. What did I read if it wasn’t the biggest books of the year??