Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (23)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by the awesome ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. They created this particular feature because they love making and sharing bookish lists with their readers. Well it just so happens that I am also a fan of list making, so I try to participate in Top Ten Tuesday as much as possible.

This week's topic was kind of a toughie for me because there are just so many amazing books that are scheduled to be published during the rest of 2015. But then I sat there and I really thought about it, and I had a hard time coming up with ten. I don't even know how.

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015

1. Wandering Star by Romina Russell - I need to find out what happens to Rho next now!
2. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee - Is this on everybody's list this week? If not, it should be. I can't wait to catch up with Scout, Jem, and Atticus.
3. Winter by Marissa Meyer - I don't want The Lunar Chronicles to end, but I can't wait to see how Meyer ties it all together.
4. Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle by Katie Coyle - Okay... so I know this one was already released in the U.K. but I'm not paying to have it shipped here. I've got my U.S. ARC, and I can't wait to see what happens to Vivian and her friends as they try to take down the corrupt church.
5. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson - I read The Kiss of Deception earlier this year, so I'm more than a bit curious to see what happens now that our princess is in peril.
6. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten - I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this new novel, and it's one of my next reads. I'm usually very picky about issue books, so I can't wait to see if I like it or if I hate it.
7. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell - I think I'm more curious than excited for this one, but it's Rainbow, so you know I'll be reading it.
8. Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid - I was lucky enough to have an ARC sent to my house, and I'm looking forward to reading this book about high school stereotypes.
9. A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano - I've never read anything by DeStefano before, but I jumped on the chance to read and review this new middle grade novel.
10. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen - I'm off to buy this follow-up book today! I can't wait to see what's in store for Queen Kelsea.
So there are my picks for this week! Do we have any in common? As always, feel free to let me know in the comments! I'd love to see what everyone else is looking forward to reading during the rest of the year.
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  1. Great list! Winter and Carry on made my list. Never Always Sometimes didn't but I'm excited to read it as well.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  2. Thanks, Cassi! I'm definitely still not 100% sold on Carry On, but I'm probably still going to read it. But Winter is one of my more anticipated releases for this year. I've been waiting since last summer!

  3. I love your list! I have Heart of Betrayal and Winter on mine too. I will admit that I am a little bit skeptical about Go Set a Watchman. I read To Kill a Mockingbird last year and I enjoyed it, but I am still curious why the sequel had not been released until now. Maybe I am just a paranoid person, but I will wait for a couple of reviews before I read it.
    I have heard a lot about Lauren DeStefano's new book. The premise intrigues me and the cover is really nice, but I really did not like her Wither series. But who knows, maybe her middle grade will be better!

  4. So many good ones! I had Carry On and Go Set a Watchman on my list too. Never Always Sometimes is one I want to read as well. Great list!

  5. Great list! Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls and Never Always Sometimes are ones that I'm really looking forward to!
    And I love the new design BTW :)

  6. I'm curious about Go Set a Watchman, especially because it was the first book that she wrote, and they originally rejected it. I think the reason behind it being so long is because there is a hell of a story behind the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, and I wouldn't be surprised if Harper Lee purposefully hid the manuscript so no one could find it.

    Neither Lauren's Wither or Chemical Garden series really interested me, but for some reason, this one does. It just seems unique.

  7. Thanks, Grace! I hope you enjoy them all! :)

  8. Thanks, Christy! I'm hoping to get to SNfBG soon. It's pretty high on my TBR at the moment.

    And thanks! Kaitlin from Next Page Please did it, and I really love it! It fits my personality a lot more than my old design.

  9. Winter and The Heart of Betrayal are the two from your list I'm most looking forward to! I've heard so many good things about the latter, and the first doesn't even need an explanation haha. I'm also excited to see what Rowell ends up doing with Carry On. Great list!

  10. Yesssssssssssss! Winter. I am so excited for this book to come out, Erin! But I don't want to see it end whyyyy do series have to end? *cries* I think this is my favorite saga now. Ohhhh, new book by Rainbow Rowell, I am curious as well. It's not a book I am DYING to read but I think I will definitely check it out because I have read two of her books and she writes amazing stories. OHMYGOD I just went and checked and this is from Simon and Baz, the characters' from Fangirl aksdjbaskbda I am so going to read this now. Hahahahah, thank you for including it on your list :)

  11. I'm really looking forward to Never, Always Sometimes, too. I loved his debut, Let's Get Lost, and I can't wait to read more from him!

    Also, I'm starting to feel repetitive,(cause it's on everyone's lists) but WINTER. SO EXCITED.

    Olivia @ Fluttering Pages

  12. Katherine @ Neon Yeti ReadsJune 9, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    I recently read Adi Alsaid's debut, and while it wasn't a favorite, I could tell that his writing was really strong and he had lots of potential. I've been a huge fan of the Lunar Chronicles since they were released and I have the same bittersweet feeling about the series ending as you mentioned. It seems like there are so many story lines to wrap up. When I met her at an author event earlier this year, she said the book was really long, but I'm okay with that!

  13. I'm really looking forward to Carry On as well. I can't wait to read more about Simon Snow.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  14. Kayla @ The Thousand LivesJune 9, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    I’m probably going to be crying for at least 400 out of the 800 pages of Winter. I can’t believe it’s all coming to an end!

    That reminds me that I need to read A Curious Tale! I won an ARC from Bloomsbury, and even though I haven’t read a DeStefano book yet either, I’m REALLY excited for it.

  15. THE HEART OF BETRAYALLLLLLL! I forgot to add that to my own list sadly. Also I'm really interested in how Carry On will be executed. Of course I'll be the first to buy and read it :) :)


  16. I need to read The Heart of Betrayal now. I blame Holly.

    It did! I went with a different designer, but I am so completely happy with it! :)

  17. OMG, right? I am not mentally prepared for Winter, and I don't see how 800 pages is really going to answer all of my questions.

    I requested an ARC of A Curious Tale, but I never thought they'd actually send it to me. But we have until September, right? lol

  18. I think pretty much everyone I know is looking forward to THoB and Winter. But that means we'll have a bunch of people to talk to when they are released.

    Thanks, Preethi! :)

  19. I'm going to be all sorts of tears when I read the final page of Winter. I just know it. :)

    I'm not dying to read Carry On either, but my curiosity is getting to me. I want to see how she handles it, especially since a lot of people are mad about it.

  20. I still haven't read Let's Get Lost, but it's on my shelf. I should try to read that during the time that I have before I have to start my next ARC.

    Nah - you're not repetitive. I think it's amazing that so many people are waiting for Winter. It's so much fun to see how many people are excited about it.

  21. I still have to read his debut. It's on my shelf, but I just haven't gotten to it in all the months that I've had it.

    I agree with you about The Lunar Chronicles. Each title character still has all these loose ends, plus we need to see Winter's story. I think it's going to be a wild ride. You met her? I'm so jealous! And Goodreads currently has it at 800 pages. That's insane!

  22. I'm excited to learn more about Simon and Baz. I just hope that I like it.

  23. GO SET A WATCHMAN is *the* book of the year, I think! I'm seeing it on lots of lists today. I too am excited about Lauren DeStefano's MG debut. Great picks!

  24. I agree. It seems like everyone is going to be reading Go Set a Watchman. I'm probably go to pre-order it today now that I have some cash.


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