Top Ten 2015 Releases I Never Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is 2015 Releases I Meant to Get to But Didn’t

  • Oh! You Pretty Things by Shanna Mahin

Publication Date: April 14, 2015

Summary: Jess is a third generation native of Hollywood who has been craving fame her whole life, has a complicated relationship with her mother, and a trauma from her past that stays with her.


  • Fishbowl: A Novel by Bradley Somer

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

Summary: A goldfish named Ian is falling from the 27th-floor balcony on which his fishbowl sits. Plummeting toward the street below, Ian witnesses the lives of the buildings residents.


  • Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

Summary: Mim ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way.


  • Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Publication Date: April 21, 2015

Summary: The story switches between Caden’s two different timelines. his average high school life and his life as a pirate.


  • Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor

Publication Date: October 20, 2015

Summary: Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life.


  • This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

Summary: With her husband Bernard two years in the grave, seventy-nine-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that she’s been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses.


  • The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Publication Date: June 23, 2015

Summary: Monsieur Perdu uses his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.


  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Publication Date: January 27, 2015

Summary: When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her.


  • The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Publication Date: November 3, 2015

Summary: A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore.


  • Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

Summary:  Before Carrie Brownstein co-developed and starred in the wildly popular TV comedy Portlandia, she was already an icon to young women for her role as a musician in the feminist punk band Sleater-Kinney. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is the deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownstein’s life in music, from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary in the independent rock world.


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