12 January 2016

Top Ten 2015 Releases That I Meant To Get But Didn't


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Girls of The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you can post a new fun list. Click on the link above if you want to learn more.

Here is my list of ten books I wanted to read and/or buy last year, but didn't.


1. Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, by Bill Nye

Bill Nye "The Science Guy", is one of the most popular advocates of science in the world, and in this book he continues his quest to educate and to enlighten us.  



2. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson

I'm not one hundred percent sure what this book is about, but Lawson talks about her Life-long struggle with mental illness, among other things.



3. Armada, by Ernest Cline

A very talked-about sci fi adventure about gaming and alien invasions. It went completely over my head when it first came out, but I've read some pretty positive reviews on other blogs, and it's one of those books I'm definitely going to check out, because I enjoy retro gaming.



4. You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir, by Felicia Day

And now I've read it. Stay tuned for my review.



5. A Thousand Nights, by E. K. Johnston

Read a great review for this re-imagining of Arabian Nights on Broke and Bookish, actually, but never got around to look more into it. Maybe I will.



6. The Sin Eater's Daughter, by Melinda Salisbury

Even though YA isn't quite my cup of tea, the premise of this book (a young girl who's being used by the Evil Queen as a human weapon because of her toxic skin) sounds very interesting.



7. Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson

Robinson's space epic 2312 was way too long and bored the crap out of me, but his style really makes me want to give him a second chance. And Aurora is about humanity's first trip beyond our Solar System, so it's very intriguing.



8. Lords of the Sith, by Paul S. Kemp

It's Darth Vader. Nothing else needs to be said.




9. Star Wars: Aftermath, by Chuck Wendig

The reviews I read for this book weren't that great, but I need to read it for myself.

 

10. The X-files, Season 10 Comics, Volumes 1-5, by Joe Harris, Chris Carter and Michael Walsh

The reason I didn't buy these collected volumes was because the "official" comics seized to be official, once Fox  and Carter announced they were going to revive the show. I do own two issues, however, and they have this authentic X-files atmosphere. So I'm still considering getting the whole thing because, you know, obsessed X-files fan over here.



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