Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 Releases I Meant To Read

It's Top Ten Tuesday! Today we are talking about those books we fully intended to read in 2015, but then there were other books and not enough time...

The good thing about this post is that all of these books are fresh in my brain again. Maybe 2016 will be their year!

1. The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell
Nonfiction about an internment camp in Texas during World War II, where Japanese and German immigrants and their children were exchanged for people behind enemy lines

2. The Hidden Light of Objects by Mai Al-Nakib
Short stories about people living in the Middle East and the objects we cherish the most

3. Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson
This is about a single morning when a group of people all lose something important to them, and its connection to a little boy named Jake

       The Hidden Light of Objects   The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

4. Wearing God by Lauren Winner
The author examines metaphors that are less frequently used for God, and deciphers exactly what it means for us to be "clothed with Christ"

5. The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora
Short stories about the suburbs with a little magical twist

6. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
A mysterious and powerful man known as The Dragon takes a girl from Agnieszka's village every ten years

       Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God   Uprooted

7. The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons
Dual narrative with elderly composer and the night during WWII that he met his wife

8. The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
Greta lives in a land where the children of royalty are held hostage to prevent war, but war seems on the horizon

9. The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor
Historical fiction about a woman who befriends Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

10. The Witches by Stacy Schiff
Stacy Schiff wrote an amazing history of Cleopatra. I can't wait to see what she does with the Salem Witch Trials.

       The Hours Count  The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace, #1)   

Which books did you mean to read in 2015?


  1. Uprooted looks so good! I didn't add it to my list this week, as I didn't read a TON of 2015 books, but it's totally a must read! Happy reading! :D

    1. It seems like a few of missed Uprooted. Here's to reading it in 2016!

  2. Uprooted is on my TBR, though I didn't choose it for my list this week as I chose 2015 releases that I already own and plan to read this year.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/top-ten-tuesday-39/

    1. That's a good plan! I try to cut back on my book buying by reading most things from the library first. It works some of the time!! :)

  3. You've got several books on here that are on my to-read list -- "Uprooted," "The Train to Crystal City," and "The Song of Hartgrove Hall," but they were all fairly recent discoveries for me so I didn't include them on my list this week. Good luck reading all your selections this year! :)

  4. Uprooted is a great novel. You'll love it if you enjoy fantasy and even more if fairy-tale like stories appeal to you. Happy reading!

    1. Good to hear! I'm looking forward to reading it.

  5. I've only read one of these, Uprooted, which was very good!

  6. I don't often read newly released books, but Uprooted was one I hoped to read last year. I'm hoping to see if my local library carries it and get round to reading it this year.

    Reading With Jade