2016 Releases I Own and Still Haven’t Read Yet


Hello everyone! I’ve been brainstorming quite a few ideas for random posts such as this and decided to do this one because there are quite a few books that have been released this year that I purchased right away aaaaannnnddddd still haven’t read them. It’s so sad and it’s already November so the chances of me reading them before the end of the year are slim. So I decided it would just be a fantastic idea to share this TBR misery of mine with you all! Yay!

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Basically this whole post is a testament to how awful I am at reading the books I buy….

Also I’ll be putting these books in order of the date they were released so the older they are the farther up the list they are! Which would leave the book that’s been out the longest (and also the longest unread by me) at the top. This list is also excluding books I have on my November TBR.

This is going to be a pretty long post!

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15.) Crooked Kingdom (The Dregs #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: September 27th

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I really, really need to read this because of course I loved “Six of Crows” and want to continue with the story. I received this as a birthday gift so I do want to hurry up and read it too. However, I just don’t think I’ll have time to squeeze it in these next two months so more than likely it will get read sometime next year.

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14.) Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
Release Date: September 20th

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Another birthday book for me and it’ll probably be a while before I actually get to it read too. This book is a few pages shy of 300 though so maybe I could get it in for a quick read next month!

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13.) Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1)Ā  by Kendare Blake
Release Date: September 20th

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Right away I desperately wanted to get my hands on a copy of this because it not only sounds very dark and awesome but also because I really liked Kendare Blake’s “Anna Dressed in Blood”. However, I’ve seen quite a few negative reviews for it and so now my copy is sitting on the shelves and I’m not in such a big hurry to read it either.

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12.) This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab
Release Date: July 5th

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It’s definitely no secret that I love Victoria (aka V.E.) Schwab’s writing and I want to read everything she writes. So I was very excited when this finally got released and bought it right away aaaannnndddd it’s still sitting on my shelf unread…..awkward. I really do want to read this though and might be able to fit it in next month…..

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11.) Everland by Wendy Spinale
Release Date: May 10th

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I love Peter Pan so it just makes sense that I would want to read every Peter Pan retelling that comes out and this one is steampunk! Unfortunately there are just so many other books that I will choose to read over this one so it might not get read for a while.

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10.) True Born (True Born Trilogy #1) by L.E. Sterling
Release Date: May 3rd

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I loved the cover, the premise sounded interesting, I bought it, and now it sits on my shelf. Will I read it soon? Probably not.

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9.) The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1) by Roshani Chokshi
Release Date: April 26th

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This book is so beautiful and I’ve heard the inside is the same. I really, really want to read it because I love lyrical writing and mythology but I just haven’t picked it up yet and that saddens me. I probably won’t get to it until the beginning of next year too.

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8.) A Study In Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro
Release Date: March 1st

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Sooooo I actually read maybe half of this book and returned it to the library and then bought my own copy because I liked what I had read. However, it still sits on my shelf (although it’s only been a few weeks, I swear!) waiting for me to finish it. I do think I’ll finish it sooner rather than later though.

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7.) Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
Release Date: February 23rd

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I bought this when it first came out due to reading Emily May’s review on Goodreads and it is still sitting on my shelf unread and it honestly might stay that way for a while….

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6.) After The Woods by Kim Savage
Release Date: February 23rd

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This cover is gorgeous so it does make for a very pretty shelf ornament. I did start to read it and then had to set it aside for reasons I don’t remember but I do hope to finish it before Kim Savage’s new book comes out in February.

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5.) Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
Release Date: February 2nd

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I LOVE this cover and the premise sounded so unique and there was a mish mash of so many wonderful genres! I bought this book right away and still haven’t read it…..

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4.) Assassin’s Heart (Assassin’s Heart #1) by Sarah Ahiers
Release Date: February 2nd

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Pretty much the sole reason I purchased this book was because it was on sale on Amazon for $1.99 on Kindle. It didn’t get great reviews but it sounded interesting at least so for $1.99 you can’t really go wrong. However, this just means it’s definitely not a priority.

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3.) Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
Release Date: January 26th

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Once again this was on sale for Kindle for $1.99 and it sounded interesting so I bought it. No big rush on this one either unfortunately, if you couldn’t tell I’m big on shopping and acquiring things.

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2.) Sword and Verse (Sword and Verse #1) by Kathy MacMillan
Release Date: January 19th

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So I haven’t had this one since January but I’ve had it for a few weeks and I might sit on this one for a while because there have been quite a few negative reviews for it. I’ll read it one day!

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1.) Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: January 5th, 2016

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So this book had soooo much hype at the beginning of the year and so of course I ordered it but I haven’t read it yet. I know, I know! I’m awful! I have had this book for almost a year and still haven’t read it! I hope I can finish it before the sequel comes out……

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What 2016 releases have you not read yet?

Which ones HAVE you read? Any of these?

What 2016 releases are you looking to finish before this year is over?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

29 thoughts on “2016 Releases I Own and Still Haven’t Read Yet

  1. Nisha @ BookishAtHeart November 5, 2016 / 9:04 am

    Great post! Nothing like confronting that TBR pile especially when you’ve spent money on it šŸ™ˆ I tend to deploy the “out of sight, out of mind” philosophy with my bought books so a post like this is a great idea!

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    • thesassygeek November 5, 2016 / 10:52 am

      Thank you! I usually sort all of my new books at eye level instead I think I like to torment myself haha! I should probably put them somewhere else so I don’t feel so much pressure! šŸ™‚

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      • Nisha @ BookishAtHeart November 6, 2016 / 9:59 am

        Haha I can confirm my avoidance tactic works but honestly doing what you do and actually putting them where you can’t ignore them is a much much better idea!

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      • thesassygeek November 8, 2016 / 1:47 pm

        Haha well thank you! Maybe my tactic will eventually work haha! šŸ™‚


  2. Ashleigh November 5, 2016 / 10:20 am

    I haven’t read Crooked Kingdom, This Savage Song or Passenger yet either (even though I OWN Passenger)! UGH *shakes head at self*

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  3. Nicole @ booksinked November 5, 2016 / 11:27 am

    I read Passenger then I put it down, but I want to finish the book so I can do the review before the sequel comes out. It is good, slow start but good. I don’t know if you saw it but I have a post where I am planning to do a reading challenge where I try to reduce my books that are on my TBR. Most of the books you have that I have on my list. We can do it! šŸ™‚

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    • thesassygeek November 8, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      I heard Passenger is pretty slow to start which puts me off a little but I’m glad to hear it’s a good start regardless. And I did see your post! I thought it sounded like a great idea and I might just have to participate in that next year! We can do it,haha! Even if it’ll take a while haha TBRs are never small! šŸ™‚

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      • Nicole @ booksinked November 8, 2016 / 1:46 pm

        Alexandra Bracken heard the issues and said that she worked on to resolve that issues for the sequel, Wayfarer. So, I am looking forward to reading it in January! TBR will grow as we get new books for 2017 and books that we wanted to get in 2016, and years before that! I am excited to start! šŸ™‚

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      • thesassygeek November 8, 2016 / 1:52 pm

        Oh good I’m glad to hear she’s going to improve that in the sequel that may be the motivation I need to finish Passenger! And yes they only get bigger as we go haha but hopefully we can trim it down a bit! šŸ˜

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      • Nicole @ booksinked November 8, 2016 / 1:56 pm

        We can do it! šŸ™‚ I have faith! It doesn’t hurt that both covers for the duology is beautiful. I am one of these rare people that actually loves Passenger, despite of the flaws it have. I am excited to see what you think of the book.

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  4. Angie November 5, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    I can totally relate on this post.šŸ˜

    I also have lots of anticipated releases on my shelf at the moment but still can’t find the motivation to read them.šŸ˜æ

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    • thesassygeek November 8, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      At least we aren’t alone, haha! I almost wish someone would just come over and pick out one of them and yell at me to hurry up and read it! That would give me motivation, haha! šŸ˜

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  5. Laura November 5, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    I also have The Savage Song and Everland, but I haven’t read them. But I will ! I want to finish them this year. I get owlcrates boxes, since that’s the best way for me to keep up with the new releases, but I only read 2 of them :/
    I have to read The Savage Song, Everland, PS I Like You, My Lady Gray, The Serpent King, The Love That Split The World. Hehe.

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    • thesassygeek November 8, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      I just hate seeing new releases I “had to have” sit unread! I will say I haven’t read any of the ones you have except My Lady Jane which was excellent so I hope you enjoy it too and all of the others as well!! šŸ˜

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  6. Michelle November 5, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    You’re worried about Crooked Kingdom, here I am having not even read Six of Crows šŸ˜‚ But to be honest I don’t own it yet, I was waiting to get the boxset! Also haven’t read This Savage Song & Passenger šŸ™ˆ Great Post šŸ˜Š

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    • thesassygeek November 8, 2016 / 1:45 pm

      Thanks Michelle! And hey there’s nothing wrong with waiting for the box set they are gorgeous books so I definitely want a complete set myself! It’s kind of funny that I was thinking I was the only one that hadn’t read Passenger but that’s definitely not true! šŸ˜

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  7. Maddie A. November 6, 2016 / 1:17 am

    I have Passenger, This Savage Song, Assassin’s Heart, Three Dark Crowns AND Crooked Kingdom, and I haven’t read any of them, too! I haven’t even read Six of Crows, actually…
    So many books, so little time. Good luck with your TBR!! šŸ™‚

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    • thesassygeek November 8, 2016 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you! It seems we have a lot of these in common, haha! There definitely are too many books and not enough time and TBRs never really grt any smaller! šŸ˜

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    • thesassygeek November 8, 2016 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you! It’s always good to know we aren’t alone with our giant TBR piles!šŸ˜

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  8. Anna @MyBookishDream November 7, 2016 / 2:28 am

    I pre-ordered Crooked Kingdom and it’s been just sitting on my shelf staring at me (or rather glaring)! I just recently started reading it, FINALLY, and so far I’m really loving it!
    I adore Victoria Schwab as well (as you already know) and I haven’t read This Savage Song either yet, even though I have owned it since it came out…Though honestly I don’t feel that bad about it, since I haven’t read A Darker Shade of Magic – which is honestly a lot more bothersome to me! XD
    I LOVED The Start-Touched Queen and I really hope you end up loving it as much as I did!
    I can’t wait to hear your opinion on A Study In Charlotte, once you finish it. I have heard quiet a few mixed things and I’m unsure if I want to read it or not.
    Great post! šŸ™‚

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    • thesassygeek November 8, 2016 / 1:51 pm

      Thank you Anna! Glad to here Crooked Kingdoms is good so far, I really need to get to it but there’s so many other books!
      I’ve had This Savage Song since it can out too but yes ADSOM is more important I hope you get a chance to read it soon!
      I’ve heard mixed things about A Study in Charlotte as well but I wanted to give it a shot anyways what I read was pretty good but I do need to finish it! šŸ˜

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      • Anna @MyBookishDream November 12, 2016 / 12:15 pm

        I actually hope to read ADSOM this month! (Or at least start it, if not finish it.) šŸ™‚

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  9. Hannah @ Book Freak-Out November 8, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    Oh man, Star-Touched Queen is the only one I’ve read. I want to read Crooked Kingdom, but I actually have the whole Grisha trilogy sitting unread on my shelf…which is unfortunately the fate of many used books that come into my possession. Oops.

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      I haven’t finished the Grisha books either but I didn’t really like Shadow and Bone and ended up really liking Six of Crows. I wish I could say only used books go unread but I have new releases that have been sitting on my shelves for a while too!


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  11. Betty December 2, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    This Savage Song is one I do not own, but definitely want to read. Love all things V.E. Schwab! I have Everland, but honestly feel so unmotivated to read it…someday. Passenger has had a lot of mixed reviews but it is one I also plan to read sometime next year.
    Some books I own, but won’t read until next year probably: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs, A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir, Illuminae by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, and I’m sure there are more.


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