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!