Top ten 2014 releases I meant to read

The Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday topic for this week is the 2014 releases that you meant to read, but didn’t get around to. I think I’ll just go with a top 5 this week – 10 books I ‘should’ have read last year, on top of all the other things I never got around to doing is just a little bit too much guilt for January. Also, the combination of a tight budget and an oversized TBR pile means I don’t usually get to books in the year they’re published; early adopter is not a term I’d use to describe myself.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – Santa can be cruel sometimes kids. There are times when it doesn’t matter how many hints you drop and how good you’ve been, he just doesn’t get you what you want. This is what happened with Station Eleven – I nudged, I hinted, I sent him a text and I wrote him an email, but nothing. Maybe I’ll have better luck with St Valentine…

Cress by Marissa Meyer – I had this one in my hot little hand at the library one day, but I also had Cinder and Scarlet in my hand at the time and I thought three in a row might be a bit much. Life is full of regrets.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – not reading this is mum’s fault. I gave it to her for Christmas, which was ample time for her to read it and get back to me with enough time for me to read before the year’s end, but I’ve seen neither hide nor hair of it. Sheesh.

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami – not reading this has turned out to be quite fortuitous, because I can use it as my ‘translated book’ in the Read Harder challenge. It’s just a little guy, which I imagine I’m going to be extremely thankful for as I near the end of the year and realise I’ve only read about three books from the challenge.

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber – this is another one that Santa failed me on. All these things I asked Santa for and didn’t get are starting to give me a complex…

12 replies »

  1. I really enjoyed Cress and can’t wait for Fairest. I am currently reading All the Light we Cannot See. It’s a hunk of a book but so far it’s good.


  2. I’m dying to start Marissa Meyer’s series, it sounds so lovely! The Book of Strange New Things is also on my endless want-to-read list. So many books…!


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