Top Ten Tuesday: The ones that got away

Hoo boy it’s been a while since I posted – lucky my new year’s resolution wasn’t to post more regularly! I think a Broke and Bookish Top Ten Tuesday is the perfect way to ease into the year, so here we go.

This week’s topic is the top ten 2015 releases that we meant to get to, but because I can only dream of a world where I can read books in the year they were released, I’ve modified it slightly. I’m going with five books I wish I’d read (irrespective of their release date) and five books I wish I hadn’t bothered with.

I wish:

  1. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
  2. All That Is by James Salter
  3. The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
  4. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  5. Amnesia by Peter Carey

I wish I hadn’t:

  1. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  2. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  3. To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  4. Children of Liberty by Paullina Simons
  5. The Four-Dimensional Human by Laurence Scott

Which books do you wish you’d read last year?

10 replies »

  1. I really like the clever way you modified your list. Isn’t it such a bummer when you finish a disappointing book, knowing you could’ve been using that time to read something so much better?


  2. I have The Buried Giant on my list of books I wish I’d read – should I be less excited? I read ‘Lone Star’ by Paullina Simons last year and I quite enjoyed it (it made me cry like a baby), but it’s getting to the stage where I wish she’d start writing about a new group of people, rather than dragging out anyone who has anything to do with Tatiana and Alexander.

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    • I don’t want to put you off Buried Giant in case you really like it (there are definitely people out there who love it), but I just found it sooooo sloooowwwwww. And a little pointless to be honest. But it’s quite short, mercifully! 😉
      I am so with you on Paullina Simons – The Bronze Horseman was so freaking good, but I don’t think I needed to know about his parents ya know, cos I obviously know what happens to them eventually, so the stakes are pretty low (I guess it’s my fault for reading it really!).

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  3. The Lunar Chronicles – I totally forgot to add that series to my list. I have the first couple of books on my e-reader ready and waiting, so must try to make 2016 the year I read at least one of them 🙂


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