2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

I just realised I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday since June. I think towards the end of the year, I went really downhill on my posting but I’m hoping to get my site get active this year. And TTT are such a fun and easy way to do it! And I think this topic was made for me. I’m a very slow reader, contrary to others around me who think I’m very fast because I read a lot of books, but I’m slow when it comes round to reading new releases. I’ve even dedicated the first two months of the year clearing my TBR so it’s less daunting and more manageable. But let’s get on with this week’s top ten 2016 releases I meant to read but didn’t. (In my case, it’s every book of 2016 lmao)

1) Girl Against the Universe

22297294Maguire is bad luck.

No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when Maguire is around. Like that time the rollercoaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time the house next door caught on fire. Or that time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash—and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch.

It’s safest for Maguire to hide out in her room, where she can cause less damage and avoid meeting new people who she could hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star. Jordy is confident, talented, and lucky, and he’s convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for Jordy is to stay away. But it turns out staying away is harder than she thought.

MY THOUGHTS: I have literally heard nothing by goods things about this book from everyone I follow so this one has slowly been edging its way up my TBR.

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TTT: Second the best

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke And The Bookish! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly.

Chowder from Check, please!
I don’t think I’ve spoken enough of Check, please which is a damn shame because it’s so amazing. Chowder is one of the later characters since he joins while Bitty is in his second year and he’s so adorable. He just wants to play hockey and makes sure his friends are happy. Check, please! is actually a webcomic but sometimes the artist occasionally sells physical copies (YOU CAN READ IT HERE FOR FREE!! PLS READ AND THANK ME LATER )

Briseis from The Song of Achilles
While we don’t get to see much of Briseis in the Iliad, we delve more into her story TSOA and I just really appreciate that Miller added more depth to her character and gave her a backstory.

Rene Walker from All For The Game
Honestly, one of the best characters in the series. Don’t @ me, we all know it’s true.

Khalila Seif from The Great Library
MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE CHARACTER.

Maia Roberts from The Mortal Instruments
You all know how much I don’t like TMI but Maia Roberts was a character I really liked but her story arc was the worst and it felt like CC barely even tried with her character. But I am #MaiaRobertsDefenseSquad since the hate for her is so unnecessary.

Niccolo Santi from The Great Library
MY FAVOURITE. Honestly, his boyfriend basically adopts like ten kids when he wasn’t looking and he’s an exasperated father of like ten kids and it’s amazing.

Kevin Day from All For The Game
His character development was one of the best in the series, giving us one of the best scenes in the entire series.

“Let Riko be King,” Kevin said, with the exaggerated enunciation of the thoroughly sloshed. “Most coveted, most protected. He’ll sacrifice every piece he has to protect his throne. Whatever. Me?” Kevin gestured again, meaning to indicate himself but too drunk to get his hand higher than his waist. “I’m going to be the deadliest piece on the board.”

David Wymack from All For The Game
Listen, Coach Wymack is so under appreciated. He loves and cares for his foxes so much and he is such an important character.

Victor Krum from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
He was so humble and I liked that his fame annoyed him rather than enlarging his ego. And he was so friendly with Harry despite competing against him.

Scorpius Malfoy from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Such a precious and pure character. Can you believe the wizarding community thought he was Voldemort’s son? (TBH it’s the same community that didn’t believe Voldemort was coming back until he physically came back….)

Favourite Quotes!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly. This week is freebie week, so I decided to do my favourite quotes! But today I’ve opted to only do five because I’m pretty busy this week! (and I got lazy making the graphics)
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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Full Quote
“Name one hero who was happy.”
I considered. Heracles went mad and killed his family; Theseus lost his bride and father; Jason’s children and new wife were murdered by his old; Bellerophon killed the Chimera but was crippled by the fall from Pegasus’ back.
“You can’t.” He was sitting up now, leaning forward.
“I can’t.”
“I know. They never let you be famous AND happy.”

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salt. by Nayyirah Waheed
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The King’s Men (All For The Game#3) by Nora Sakavic

Full Quote
“All eyes are on you. It’s time to show them what you’re made of. There’s no room for doubt, no room for second guesses, no room for error. This is your night. This is your game. This is your moment. Seize it with everything you’ve got. Pull out all the stops and lay it all on the line. Fight because you don’t know how to die quietly. Win because you don’t know how to lose. This king’s ruled long enough—it’s time to tear his castle down.

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Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine
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Nejma by Nayyirah Waheed

 

Top Ten Tuesday #8 – Books I Picked Up On A Whim

Note: I'm currently on hiatus, this is queued.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten accordingly.

I usually don’t pick up books on whim because I like to know exactly what I’m getting into so I don’t end up reading something I don’t like but I tried to make some sort of list of books that I consider being picked on a whim.

Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton

Rebels was a definite whim book, and only because I bought Midnight Bites and it was a buy one get one half price sale with YA novels in Waterstones.

The Foxhole Court – Nora Sakavic

One of the best books I’ve picked up on a whim, to be honest.

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All The Feels by Danika Stone

Technically, I didn’t pick this one up – I was just randomly browsing through SwoonReads.com and read it. (It ended up being one of the books that Swoon Reads will publish!)

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Check, Please! – Ngozi Ukazu

If you haven’t read Check, please! yet PLEASE DO ITS SO GOOD. ITS A WEBCOMIC AND YOU CAN READ THE ENTIRE THING FOR FREE ON TUMBLR. THIS ONE WAS A GOOD WHIM CHOICE. (HERE)

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Top Ten Tuesday #5 – Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten accordingly.

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Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken

 

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Flawed (Flawed) by Cecelia Ahern
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Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
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Elora of Stone (Legend of Rhyme #1) by Jaime Lee Mann
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Captive Prince by S.U. Pacat
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Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers
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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
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Midnight Bites (Tales of Morganville) by Rachel Caine
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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
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Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer