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

January 12, 2015 Top Ten Tuesday 26

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is:

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

Any list that has a topic of “meant to read these but didn’t” could be huge for me.  So, I’ve tried to pick out a varied selection for my Top Ten. Up first are three books that I was so excited to read that I preordered them months ahead of time.  They came, and Yay!!!!  But wait, I need to finish this ARC.  Oh, and then there’s this other ARC.  And not yet!  I’ve got some library books due in a few days that I still need to read!

So there you go.  This is how three of my most highly anticipated releases are still sitting on shelves, unread.  This is going to change.  And soon.  You heard it here, folks!

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Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

 

Next up are three books that were part of Powell’s Indiespensable subscription service.  I’m excited to read all of these, but especially All the Light We Cannot See, which has been on just about every Best of 2014 list.  All of the Indiespensable books are signed first editions, and they come with these beautiful slipcovers, which I’ve included in the photos.

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

 

Now this next book gets me:  “What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.”  I could spend days reading about things like: From what height would you need to drop a steak to ensure it was cooked by the time it reached the ground? Or, what would happen if the moon went away?  (I’m guessing it wouldn’t be good.)

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What If? by Randall Munroe

And finally, no list of mine would be complete without unread ARCs.  Three that I hope to get to soon are: The Body Electric by Beth Revis, Jackaby by William Ritter, and The Jewel by Amy Ewing.

Your turn!  Share your TTT post with me below!

Stephanie

26 Responses to “Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To”

  1. Abby @ Enthralling Reads

    All the Light We Can Not See intrigues me the most. I heard so man good things about it from people who read it early. I’m excited. DoGaM is also in my list! Yay! Hope you get to read these soon <3

  2. Stephanie@Don't be Afraid of the Dork

    I’m reading Ruin and Rising right now and it’s pretty great thus far – I hope you get to it soon and enjoy. Jackaby is on my list though it came a little late to my list – the description of “Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes” grabbed me. The Bone Clocks almost made my list – I was surprised at how many books there were from 2014 that were on my TBR.
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  3. Kel @ Booked til Tuesday

    I know exactly how you feel. It’s why I tend to read more of my library books than those I buy. The library is right there, I’m excited to read it; cue instant gratification. Bought books are generally ordered online…and then you wait…and then there’s so much other stuff that has to get read and you’re no longer super excited and…yeah. So much failure in reading 2014 releases. But we’ll get to them soon, right?
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    • Stephanie

      Haha – let’s hope so!

      The library books also have the curse of the due dates. It’s almost a game to me, to juggle all my library books and get them book without incurring late fees. Considering the amount that I check out, I do pretty well. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      Ugh, I know! Didn’t we chat about one of those books when they first came out? I seem to remember that we were both a bit delayed in reading them, and then you actually DID, and I am still waiting. I need to make a plan to work these into my reading schedule early this year.

  4. Tammy

    I just need to get the audiobook of Dreams Of God’s and Monsters. I listened to the first two and actually prefer the audio. Ruin and Rising was a bit disappointing. Each book in the series I liked a little less and Shadow & Bone was a 5 star for me. Definitely want to read All The Light We Can Not See & Bone Clocks.

    • Stephanie

      I’m finding that I have a hard time listening to fantasy on audiobook. I don’t have that problem with contemporary, though. Maybe because it’s “easier”?

      Sorry to hear about R&R. Hope you have better luck with DoGaM.

    • Stephanie

      I really enjoyed The Fifth Wave. I was just a tad let down, but I think that is primarily because my expectations we so high.

  5. SAM

    Jealous of all those books that you have. I am the most jealous of The Infinite Sea, because I just read the 5th Wave and I cannot wait to have its sequel in my hands. GReat List. my ttt

  6. Joy (Joyousreads)

    All the Light We Cannot See is beautiful. It’s an absolute must. 🙂 I also want to read Bone Clocks. Hopefully soon.

    Great list, Stephanie. I hope you’ll get to them soon.

  7. Joy (Joyousreads)

    All the Light We Cannot See is beautiful. It’s an absolute must. 🙂 I also want to read Bone Clocks. Hopefully soon.

    Great list, Stephanie. I hope you’ll get to them soon.

  8. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

    The Infinite Sea is on my list this week too! I recently re-read The 5th Wave, so I’m ready finally for the sequel. I just gave my husband a copy of What If as a holiday gift. It’s a lot of fun to just open at random and read in bits and pieces, which is what we’ve been doing so far. I’m really excited to read All the Light We Cannot See — I’m holding off until my book group reads it in a few months. Great list! Good luck!
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