Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY Plan To)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, because they love lists. 
This week's theme is...
Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY Plan To)
Oh my goodness. There were definitely quite a few books on this list (getting it down to 10 took some work), and they're all on my 2017 TBR list. You may notice that some of these books were on previous Top Ten lists I did, and will be on my Top 17 in '17 list of my TBR. So many books to read, so little time. :D Also, this accidentally turned into my Top 10 Historical Fiction 2016 releases I didn't get around to. It's my favorite genre, what can I say? LOL
  1.  Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. "For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah's Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances." -Amazon
  2.  Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner. "In this new novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life", two women working in Hollywood during it's Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship." -Amazon
  3. Three Sisers, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory. "When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France." -Goodreads
  4. The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel. "In the breakthrough irst volume in the Empress of Bright Moon duology, Weina Dai Randel paints a vibrant portrait of ancient China - where love, ambition, and loyalty can spell life or death - and the woman who came to rule it all." -Amazon
  5. The Empress of Bright Moon by Weina Dai Randel. "In the captivating sequel to The Moon in the Palace, Mei must protect her people from a murderous empress. The second book in this stunning duolgy, The Empress of Bright Moon follows Mei as she struggles for power within the Emperor's palace, risking her life to dethrone the murderous Empress and establish herself as the new female ruler of China." -Goodreads
  6. Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson. "USA Today and internationally bestselling author Jennifer Robson takes readers to 1920s Paris in an enthralling new historical novel that tells the riveting story of an English lady who trades in her staid aristocratic life for the mesmerizing salons and the heady world of the Lost Generation." -Goodreads
  7. The Girl from The Savoy by Hazel Gaynor. "Dolly Lane is a dreamer; a downtrodden maid who longs to dance on the London stage, but her life has been fractured by the Great War. Memories of the soldier she loved, of secret shame and profound loss, by turns pull her back and spur her on to make a better life." -Goodreads
  8. Platinum Doll by Anne Girard. "Set against the dazzling backdrop of Golden Age Hollywood, novelist Anne Girard tells the enchanting story of Jean Harlow, one of the most iconic stars in the history of film." -Amazon
  9. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. "For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, bestselling author Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war's most devastating - yet unknown - tragedies." -Amazon
  10. The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick. "Imprisoned by her husband. Separated from her children. If King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Eleanor of Aquitaine refused to give into his tyranny. Freed by his death, she became dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry bred among his sons had grown into a dangerous rivalry that Eleanor must skilfully control." -Amazon
What 2016 releases did you intend to read but not make it to?