Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t Get To

Posted January 12, 2015 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 32 Comments


As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week is all about looking back at the 2014 releases I meant to read, had every intention of reading, and in some cases even purchased, but just never found the time to pick up!

1) Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater– I know, I know. There’s not much else to say aside from the fact that I did a Wolves of Mercy Falls Reread toward the end of the year which distracted me from The Raven Cycle.

2) Lailah by Nikki Kelly– I really wanted to pick this up in the fall after hearing good things and I wanted to revisit the vampire genre now that the market’s not so saturated with it!

3) The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski– Another series I meant to start that got put on the back burner, so now I’m waiting to purchase the paperback this spring.

4) Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke– I love retellings and am sort of glad I didn’t get around to it because now I can count it toward the 2015 Fairytale Retelling Challenge!

5) Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas– I put off buying this because I couldn’t get it from any of my usual retailers in a physical copy (only e-book format) so I’m eventually going to order it from The Book Depository!

6) The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel– From the moment I heard the premise of this book it really intrigued me, and the cover is gorgeous. I’m going to have to cave and buy this eventually because my local library doesn’t have it.

7) Made for You by Melissa Marr– I love thrillers but was initially sort of grossed out by the US cover (it has a nasty bug on it). Once I overlooked that and read the synopsis, I became excited to read it and have requested a hold on it at my library.

8) Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige– I purchased this one on Black Friday on sale but by that point had no more room in my reading schedule for 2014.

9) A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray– I initially thought I would really want to read this, but mixed reviews from a lot of bloggers made me reevaluate how soon I wanted to add it to my TBR.

10) Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley– This book seems right up my alley because it deals with history, social justice, and it just seems like a powerful premise for a novel. I also currently have this on hold at the library and can’t wait to pick it up!

Have you read any of these books? Any that you can highly recommend or recommend passing on? Let me know in the comments!

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32 responses to “Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t Get To

  1. Nope but I bought Winner’s Curse and Lies We Tell Ourselves! I definitely am gonna read them soon after I read Say What You Will and reviewing it. I feel I must because I have CP too.

  2. shannyreads

    I was close to putting a lot of these on my list. I picked up Winner’s Curse for my Kindle recently so I am excited about that. Will let you know how it goes! Also I would highly recommend checking out some of JK Rowling’s post Harry Potter work (you mentioned you had yet to read any). Casual Vacancy was a great read and so is her mystery series!

  3. BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE! What are you waiting on?? Lol. Lailah was really, really close to making it on my list. I ordered it for my library but haven’t had time to get to it. Also, Dorothy Must Die was meh, in my opinion. Cool idea but poor execution.
    My TTT!

    • I’m not sure how I’ll feel about Dorothy must die because I’m not a huge wizard of Oz fan to begin with, but I am a big fan of retellings! I ended up putting BLLB on the backburner when I reread the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy and then felt like I was neglecting other authors so it fell out of my immediate rotation. I will hopefully get to it soon!

      • Dorothy Must Die was just meh. I was really disappointed in it. My family and I watch The Wizard of Oz about a million times each Christmas, and I love the story. The execution of that book just fell flat. Oh, well. Can’t like everything.
        I hope you get to BLLB soon! πŸ™‚

  4. YES, BLLB is at the top of my list this year as well – I was DYING to read it last year but I was also on a book buying ban when it came out. Which sucked. I *was* lucky enough to have it gifted to me over the holidays so I will be making it my next read πŸ˜€ Same goes for Winner’s Curse, A Thousand Pieces of You and The Lies We Tell Ourselves! I hope you get to read all of these asap this year πŸ™‚

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

  5. Heartless Lyn

    The Winner’s Curse was awesome, but if you have to pick just one book off this list, then I highly suggest Lies We Tell Ourselves! That book was wonderful! It was in my top ten from 2014!

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