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Top Ten Tuesday | 2016 Books I Meant to Read and Didn’t (But Totally Plan To)


Week one of 2017 is gone and with it more reminiscing of 2016 is asked of us.

Broke and Bookish January 10 | Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY plan to) – Broke and Bookish.

TOP TEN TUESDAY (January 10) | Dazzling Debuts of 2017 (Which Already Own Real Estate on My Bookshelf)

There is a crazy number of books that I had every (good) intention to read in 2016 and sadly, didn’t. Some of these include Rachel McMillan’s A Lesson in Love and Murder, or the classic Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, plus any number of books that I didn’t include below. I rationalize this by reminding myself that every intention I had about these books were all good ones.

This said, I’m hoping most of these will be 2017 reads. Perhaps even all of them. This is especially doable if I were to accomplish one of my blogging and/or reading goals which is to better manage my review requests and acceptances. With more good intentions documented, let’s have a look at the books I’d like to read in 2017!

1. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Jennifer’s novels have been a curiosity of mine for a while now. When this novel released, the praise it received in the blogging scene (to say nothing of its jaw-dropping beauty of a cover) was the final lure. I needed to try one of her novels. I have a copy of this one, so reading it is a 2017 must! Amazon | Goodreads

2. My Lady Jane | I don’t think I’ve read or been told anything negative about this novel. Amazon | Goodreads

3. The One by Kiera Cass | Finishing this series has been a must on my bookish list for an age now. Sadly 2016 wasn’t the year I made it happen. In addition to The One, of course also on my TBR goal list are The Heir and The Crown. Amazon | Goodreads

4. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings | Yet another author whose books I’ve intended to read for a long time now. Fortunately I own a copy of The Murder Complex so reading it in the first half of 2017 is doable, something I hope to do in time for Lindsay’s (and Sasha Alsberg’s) august release of Zenith. Amazon | Goodreads

5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | I actually did start to read this one in 2016, but had to put it aside in favor of review books. Fortunately my goal is to better manage my intake of review books (*she writes with wishful thinking*), which means the idea is to read more books on my shelves. One of those hopefuls will be this novel by Jenny Han. Amazon | Goodreads
6. The Thirteenth Chance by Amy Matayo | I had every good intention to read Amy’s latest novel, but alas, time slipped away. 2017 will be THE year (surely!) I remedy this oversight. Amazon | Goodreads

7. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | The first of my book-to-movie 2016 adaptations I intended to read and didn’t. I still haven’t watched this movie because of this. Amazon | Goodreads

8. Geek Girl by Holly Smale | I actually did read this one in 2016! But since I made this list in advance (alright, so I only got the video made in advance) of this publication date, I left it on the list. I figured perhaps it’d be an encouragement to see that I have read at least one of these books. Amazon | Goodreads

9. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith | I adored Jennifer’s Hello, Goodbye and Everything In-Between last year, so reading more of her novels is a must. Amazon | Goodreads

10. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman | The second (or third if you could ‘Miss Peregrine’) book to be adapted to film this year means this is yet another book I really wanted to read in advance of the film. Now I only have a couple more weeks before the DVD hits store shelves. Amazon | Goodreads

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That brings an end to another Finding Wonderland Top Ten Tuesday. Have you read any of these books? Which do you recommend I read first? What books did you intend to read in 2016 and missed out on? Comment down below with all of your book nerd or #BookWormProblems goals. Feel free to leave your Top Ten Tuesday links; it may take me the week, but I love to come by and visit new bookish havens!

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  1. I also have Me before You from last year to read.
    Can't see your video :(


    So many books last year and so little time! Also in my case I was not in the mood of reading a lot, I am getting older and I get too tired that when I sit to read I fall sleep :P

    My TTT.

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    1. Here's hoping we BOTH read Me Before You this year! It promises to be a great read. :)

      YES! The "so many books" adage definitely applies - and I think it gets worse (for me) every year. ;)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Mariela. :)

      Video: It goes live tomorrow on Youtube. :)

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    2. I haven't watched the movie yet, I want to read the book first, I need to cry with it first, then the movie.

      I'll check out your video tomorrow.
      I LOVE your page!

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    3. As do I, Mariela, which is just one of the reasons why I so want to read the book! :)

      Thanks! I'm looking forward to the video going live; creating them is always fun. :)

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  2. I am very excited to see what you make of Me Before You. It's a beautiful book that I hope you enjoy! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Chrissi! I need to make it an "early 2017" priority otherwise I'm afraid I'll watch the movie without first reading the book. (This is a broken rule I'm trying to avoid.)

      Thanks, as always, for making Finding Wonderland a Top Ten Tuesday stop. :)

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  3. Oh I need to read My Lady Jane - can't believe I forgot to include it this week! Like you I've heard nothing but great things about it!
    Here's my TTT

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    1. It promises to be fabulous, Clare - even the synopsis (on the jacket flap) makes me laugh out loud, as does the author notes. Hope we both enjoy!

      Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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  4. The Murder Game I remember as one I was going to read, and never did. Then I saw the sequel (I think) and still didn't read them! Argh. I keep forgetting

    Nice list.

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    1. I keep forgetting too, Greg! I just have 'Complex' on my shelf and not its sequel, but it promises to be an interesting read. One I hope to read in 2017! :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  5. I liked Me Before You and thought the movie adaption was good too. Hope you get to these soon. My TTT

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    1. All good to know, Sue! Thanks for sharing. I'm hoping to read and see the film both early on in 2017. :)

      Appreciate you stopping by.

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  6. My Lady Jane was a book that I didn't originally think I needed to read-- but then I heard ALL THE GOOD THINGS!! I think all the talk has changed my mind and I should read it... but did you see how big it is?? Such a commitment :)

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    1. I did see how big it is, Michelle - and that intimidates me like no one's business. In fact, this is largely the reason why I've not read anything by Sarah J. Maas. Those books SCARE me. ;)

      Hopefully we'll both make 2017 the year we make the commitment to 'Lady Jane.'

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  7. I really want to read My Lady Jane, too. To All the Boys I've Loved Before was such a cute book! I have the sequel, but I'm waiting until the third book comes out, and then I'm going to reread the first and catch up on the newer ones. :)

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    1. I read part of 'Boys' and was thoroughly enjoying it, but as we all know, other things crop up to divert our attention. :) I like your plan for Jenny Han's series. Sounds like the perfect way to enjoy these books.

      Hope we BOTH enjoy My Lady Jane.

      So glad to see you stop by, Kristin. Hope you're doing well. :)

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  8. I really wanted to read To All the Boys too. I'm vowing to get to it this year! Great list!

    My Top Ten

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    1. YES! We'll both make it happen this year, Lori. *fingers crossed*

      Thanks for visiting! :)

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  9. The Thirteenth Chance is a fun romantic comedy. Enjoy your reading!

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    1. I'm so glad to know this, Beckie - thanks for sharing. And you too. Happy 2017 reading. Appreciate you stopping by. :)

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  10. Kiera Cass's Selection series is wonderful! I read all 5 in a two-week period. You seriously need to finish that series.

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    1. How fun! I should do that with Kiera's final three books - at least I own them all, so there's no legit excuse. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Dawn, as always.

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  11. I have a goal to finish the Selection Series this year too. But I have all 5 books to read so at least your 2 ahead of me! :P

    I hope you get to read Me Before You, I thought it was really good. Have you seen the film?

    Hope you get round to a few of these this year. Good luck with finishing The Selection.
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune

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    1. Hope you enjoy the Selection books, Rachel. I thought the first two were lots of fun - I love the fairy tale vibes. :)

      Thanks! Me too. No, I haven't seen the Me Before You adaptation. I'm *trying* to hold out and read the book first. We'll see how it goes. ;)

      Appreciate you visiting today.

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  12. The Problem With Forever, My Lady Jane and The Murder Complex are still on my TBR as well! :) I did read and enjoy To All The Boys I've Loved Before and Me Before You. Hope you'll get to all of these this year!

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    1. Here's hoping we can BOTH make these three (and lots others!) 2017 reads, Lindsey. We have a good chance of at least getting those read, right!? ;)

      I hear great things about Jenny Han's books, and they seem like "me" books, so I'm excited to actually finish 'Boys.'

      Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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  13. I really liked Me Before You! I just read The One last week and I loved it. I think it was the best out of the whole series. I hope you get to these!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Hooray! SO glad to know The One was your favorite; I suspect it might be mine as well (or at least of the original series it's likely to be).

      Good to know Me Before You is a memorable read. I'm definitely looking forward to reading it.

      Thanks so much for visiting, Krystianna. :)

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  14. You will love A Lesson in Love and Murder! It was a great book. I liked The One; probably not my absolute favorite in the series, but still a good book. And To All The Boys I've Loved Before was a good read; really fast paced. Happy reading, Rissi!

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    1. I CANNOT WAIT to read Rachel's book, Miranda. I've had it on my last three (or so) Instagram TBR pictures, but I do have good intentions. Just haven't had the time to read it. Yet. :D

      Glad to know 'All the Boys' is a nice read. I like fast-paced, plus it just looks like a total "me" read, so I'm excited.

      Thanks, as always, for visiting, Miranda. Happy 2017 TBR-ing. :)

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  15. My Lady Jane. Shoulda put that on my list. And Me Before You!

    Lara Jean is great - look for my review up soon. I have a LOT of thoughts on her. And you should definitely finish The One but never ever read the rest of the books. =p

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    1. I know the feeling, Tiff; I think of ALL THE BOOKS after my list is set. ;)

      YAY! I'm so glad you have a review of Lara Jean. I'll most definitely be watching for that. :) Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

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  16. The Geography of You and Me was such a great read!! I hope you love it and find the time to read all of the books on your list. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Melanie - I do too! :) Appreciate you stopping by, friend.

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  17. The Light Between Oceans and My Lady Jane are both books I'd like to get to someday as well. They didn't make my TTT list only because it is chock full of series sequels and authors I adore. I feel like a big traitor for not getting to them on top of wanting to read them. Good luck with all your goals and projects. Book-Movie comparing is always fun!

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    1. Putting books on your list from authors you adore is always a must. Makes the content/list so much better when the writer likes something - whether that be a genre or author's books.

      Thanks for the "good luck." Same to you - here's a great 2017. Reading and otherwise. Also, thanks for the video feedback. :)

      Appreciate you visiting, Stephanie.

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  18. The only one on this list I've read is The Thirteenth Chance--oh, you MUST read it soon! If I ever get around to publishing my Top Ten of 2016 (I'm soooooo behind!), it'll be on the list.

    I've now owned a copy of Me Before You for a year ... and I finally caved and just watched the movie. Now I'm not sure if I'll ever read it!

    Happy reading, Rissi!

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    1. Hooray! I'm so glad you enjoyed The Thirteenth Chance, Becky. I have little doubt it'll make my "Best of 2017" list (2016 releases will be totally allowed, right!?) Looking forward to your list if you have a chance to put it together.

      Me Before You: I know the feeling. This is part of the reason why I'd like to READ the book first. Because if I don't (I know the ending), I'm afraid it won't be read. :/

      Thanks - and you too! So glad you stopped by. :)

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  19. Ohh, I need to add a lot of these to my list! The only one that I've actually read is THE ONE by Kiera Cass! There's so many awesome sounds books on this list though! I hoe you get the chance to read them soon!

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

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    1. Cool. Hope you enjoyed Kiera's, Ashtyn. I thought the first two books were really entertaining. :)

      Thanks - and me too. Appreciate you visiting.

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