2014 Releases I Meant To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. This week we are looking at my top ten 2014 releases I meant to read but didn’t.

Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read

1. All The Light We Cannot See by by Anthony Doerr.
All The Light We Cannot See is a historical fiction set during World War 2. It tells the story of a blind girl living in France and a German orphan.

2. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.
This is a Groundhog Day type book about a man who lives and dies ten times, and close to the end of his eleventh life something changes.

3. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
The Miniaturist is a historical fiction set in seventeenth century Amsterdam. It is about a couple moving into a new home and extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home.

4. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey.
I really don’t know much about this, according to Goodreads it is about a character dealing with memory loss. I actually read a book like this last summer called White Lies (it wasn’t very good).

5. Landline by Rainbow Rowell.
This is Rainbow Rowell’s latest book. I’ve tried to buy it a couple of times but but it seems that my local Waterstones don’t have it. I couldn’t tell if they just didn’t stock it or if I was looking in the wrong part of the store.

6. Red Rising by Pierce Brown.
I was talking to my sister about this as the sequel just came out and apparently this book is fantastic. My sister basically told me I had to read it.

7. Mr Mercedes by Stephen King.
I read Revival by Stephen King which also came out in 2014 and I really wasn’t impressed with it. But according to the reviews on goodreads this book is really fantastic.

8. Station Eleven by Emily St, John Mandel.
I don’t know much about this other than its a dystopian. I was given actually given this for Christmas so I really should read it soon.

9. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan.
This is a collection of essays and short stories published after the author; Marina Keegan died in a car crash five days after graduating from Yale in May 2012.

10. The Sleepwalkers Guide To Dancing by Mira Jacob.
To be honest I really don’t know much about this book, but I like the cover.

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46 thoughts on “2014 Releases I Meant To Read

  1. That is an awesome list! You should read Angelfall (Penryn and the end of days series) by Susan Ee. as well! 😀

      • I read it last year and I still cannot let go of it. I was really impressed by the twist about the angels i guess 😛
        We learnt that they are the purest of beings in existence, but in the book they were somewhat not according to my expectation.
        But do try it! maybe you’ll like something about it 😀

  2. The only one on your list I’ve read is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I found it excellent and it’s had lots of good reviews. As with all books, though, it had had a few negative responses. It’s all down to personal taste, but I would highly recommend the book.

  3. I read All the Light We Cannot See. you have to get through the first part but after you get into it, it is very hard to put down and me personally found it an incredible story.

  4. Great titles, many of which I’d meant to read in 2014 too, and some that I just added to my to-read list.

  5. That’s a lot of books. 😉 Good luck with all those. I love your picture – and all those books behind you in the shelves – it’s appropriate. 🙂

  6. Eeeeep! The Opposite of Loneliness! I am slowly making my way through this book. It is beautifully written. Hope you get to read it at some point.

  7. Man…getting books as gifts from people who don’t really know you is rough. Even worse when the person is also not much for reading.
    I am working through a book right now that was from a coworker (we did a “secret santa” thing), and while it’s not blaringly awful…it’s not good. Hopefully Station Eleven turns out better for you than what I’m currently reading!

  8. This is an interesting list. I don’t know if I’ve ever come across your blog before, so hello by the way 🙂

    I really want to read Red Rising, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and Landline. I read Station Eleven but it was a bit of a disappointment for me. Not bad, just not what I wanted it to be.

    • I don’t think I’ve ever come across your blog either so hello!

      Fortunately I know nothing about Station Eleven other than its a dystopian. I hope it won’t be too disappointing.

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