Monday, January 12, 2015

Top Ten 2013/2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To

It's time for Top Ten Tuesday again, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week they ask us to list: Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To.

I am terrible about keeping up with new releases (since there are so many books already out that I haven't had time to even come close to reading), so I only had 4 books for 2014.  So I decided to list my 2013 books as well since that list together made up 10. And these list just make me feel like I need to read faster! 


Gulp by Mary Roach: I first heard of Mary Roach when a friend of mine asked me to come with her to a book signing for the book Bonk. She had read and loved Stiff and wanted to meet the author. I was so impressed by the author, I bought both Stiff and Bonk that night and have read both.  I also read a few others, but haven't had the time to get to this one yet. Lucky for me, my secret Santa sent it to me for Christmas! 

Pretenders by Lisi Harrison: My niece loved this book and asked me to read it so she could talk to someone about it. I haven't gotten around to it yet.  Sorry Dora!

Game by Barry Lyga: I read and enjoyed I Hunt Killers and would like to continue the series, but am waiting on my local library to get a copy.

All The Light There Was by Nancy Kricorian: I own this book and everything, but considering it takes place in Nazi Germany, I know it's going to be a heavy read and I have been reluctant to undertake that.

The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne: This books looks so fascinating, but I just haven't picked it up yet. Sigh, so many books; so little time.

The Goldfinch by David Tartt: This is a Pulitzer Prize winner, so I will be reading it this year or next.


Blood of my Blood by Barry Lyga:  Much like the second book in the series, I am waiting on my library to get this book.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell:  I hear such wonderful things about this author and have read two of her books. Sadly, I was not a big fan of either one.  But I wonder if I just read some books that aren't my type and perhaps this one will be more up my alley.  I don't know, hence why I haven't read it yet.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: My book club read this book and it looks really good, but I got it from the library right before I got really sick for two months, so I never read it and had to return it before I was ready to read it again.

The Most Dangerous Animal by Gary Stewart: I got this for my birthday and want to read it so bad, but there is a long list ahead of it (for blogging, book club, and Arc copies), so it just sits on my shelf.  Sigh.


  1. My cousin was telling me about Donna Tart and how I just must read some of her books. Goldfinch was one of the ones she recommended so I really need to pick it up at some point!

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  2. The Goldfinch and All the Light We Cannot See both in my top reads for 2014 - make time for both (even though they're both BIG books!).

    1. I love hearing that the books will be worth it! Yippee! I will definitely leave them on my TBR list and get to them this year!

  3. The Pretenders has been on my TBR for the longest!! I share your dissapointment in not being able to read everything all the time!! Check out my Top Ten Tuesday

    1. The more I read, the more books I find to read! It's like a Catch 22!

  4. I've only read 1/2 of one of these books. ALL THE LIGHT has such lovely writing, but the story got dull for me. I quit halfway through. LANDLINE is on my TTT list as well. I hope we both get to it this year!

    1. I totally agree on All the Light! I was so bored through most of that book.