Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s topic: 2014 Releases I Meant To Read
The curse and the blessing of new books: we have to have them, we count down to them, and then we buy them. These books quickly turn into pretty shelf decorating. I walk by my massive pile and think to myself: “Man, I sure want to read that book!” Then I wander off to pick up something out of another MUST READ NOW pile that I started well over a year ago.
There is more new books than time, it seems, and 2014 threw a lot of awesome books our way, only to take a backseat to other novels that had our promise that they were THE ONE – the next ONE in line.
This week, Bekka and I share our top 2014 releases that we should have read a while ago.
1. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. I am borderline afraid to start this one, but I aim to have it read for Valentine’s Day. I really feel horrible that I haven’t read this one yet – everyone seemed to adore this novel.
2. Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien. Even with the so-so ratings, I just have to pick it up because of the reality show story line.
3. Conversion by Kathrine Howe. This was an impulse buy, but the illness story line has me itching to pick this one up. This release sounds like a perfect back-to-school novel.
4. The Queen of the Tearling by Erica Johansen. I just have to see this for myself. I was given this novel as an act of kindness project on Facebook, and I certainly would love to pick it up.
5. Compulsion by Martina Boone. If I don’t read this, Kara is going to die. I swear it.
1. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I read These Broken Stars in 2013 and absolutely loved it. I fell in love with Lilac and Tarver. The main reason I didn’t get to this one at the end of the year was time, but also because I’ve been apprehensive about this book not being about the original couple. I do plan to get to it soonish though.
2. Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley. I was so excited about this; the premise sounds so unique and intriguing.
3. To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han. This isn’t the kind of book I normally pick up, but when I’m looking for something a little out of my comfort zone, I’ll look to this one.
4. The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond. I’ve just heard so many mixed things about it, that I really want to see it for myself. It also helps that I’ve never read a book quite like this one.
5. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. I recently called to twitter because all of the “LGBT” books I’ve read are actually G and I’d really like to read more from the LBT and part of the acronym. Everything Leads to You was the number one book recommended to me, so I can’t wait to get to it soon.
What books did you get last year that are still on your shelf?