Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Releases I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Read!
January 13, 2015
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and The Bookish is all about the books released in 2014 that I just didn’t get to…..and I would have bet money on the fact that I would have already read some of these by now. You can click on the book title to be taken to a description of the book at Goodreads.
The Invention of Wings was the book I was most excited to read in 2014. I have loved everything I have read by Sue Monk Kidd, people have raved about this book, and for some reason I just didn’t get to it! I never even placed it on hold at the library!
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is definitely on this list as well. I think I have been deterred by the overall length as well as the fact that I’ve heard it is a little slow to start. I’ll most likely tackle this one over the summer when I have a bit more time.
Let’s Get Lost has been on my radar since the Anderson’s YA Literature Conference. I had the chance to meet Alsaid and get a signed copy of the book. He was delightful in person, and people at the conference were RAVING about this book!
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng has been on many “Best of 2014” lists. I love a good historical fiction read (this one takes place in Ohio during the 1970s), and this sounds right up my alley!
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawson is another historical fiction novel that I’m looking forward to, but this one is set in the 1930’s in New York.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion has intrigued me. It has gotten solid reviews, including some by my personal friends.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin looks absolutely delightful! Who wouldn’t love a novel set in a bookstore! I so can’t wait to pick this one up soon, and I hope to get to it this winter!
The Rooms Are Filled by Jessica Null Vealitzek has a totally unique set of characters, and it takes place in 1980’s Chicago. Sign me up now! I always love a character-driven novel as well as a novel set in Chicago…. it’s a win-win!
I Shall Be Near You by Erin Lindsay McCabe also has a totally intriguing concept to me! I want to read about this woman who fought in war at a time when that just didn’t happen. You all know how I have a love of historical fiction!
What 2014 releases are you still hoping to read? Are any of my books on your list? Have you read any of the books on this list, and would you recommend them?