Monday, January 12, 2015

Top Ten 2014 Releases I Missed

Every Tuesday the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish host a book related Top 10.

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I wasn’t quite as engaged in new releases last year, but these are the books I REALLY with I’d heard about earlier (although when I would have read them I have no idea).

Top 10 2014 I missed

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

Takes place in 1909 London and the MC participates in the suffragette movement.  Sounds like an easy read, but a little different.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Another blogger who’s taste I trust and a woman I work with have recommended Liane Moriarty.  The setup of her books reminds me of how the TV show Reverge is structured.  I own Big Little Lies and Three Wishes, but still haven’t read either.

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

I feel like I’ve been hearing about Love Letters to the Dead for longer than a year. Interesting premise, gorgeous cover, and highly reviewed.

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

I don’t think I need to say anymore than Laurie Halse Anderson.  She’s a great author and I picked up a SIGNED copy of this at the half price book store. 

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I love the cover of this book which is sadly enough of a reason for me, but I’ll Give You the Sun has also been positively reviewed by several bloggers I read.  Plus it’s right in my reading comfort zone – I’m frequently in the mood for this type of book.

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

I’ve developed a fascinated with ballet over the last few years.  I took dance growing up, but I also had a ton of other activities.  The level of dedication ballet dancers display amazes me.  I loved the show Bunheads – the choreography was phenomenal.  Breaking Pointe was 90% reality soap opera, but the 10% ballet was enough to keep me hooked.  I’ve read a few ballet books, but I can’t believe I didn’t read this the second it came out.

No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown

The MC sounds like someone I’ll identify with (although I’ve identified with characters I NEVER would have expected to).

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Just reading the synopsis of Lies We Tell Ourselves makes me tear up. I like stories in any format (books, tv, movie) that have characters with diverse characters coming together.

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

I read a lot of books about slut shaming and high school.  I think it’s because if I have kids I think the more I read about it the better I’d be able to help them deal with it.  Or prevent them from participating.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Parents living vicariously through their daughter who’s body ends up found in the local lake. 

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

This is a bonus because it wasn’t released until November so it really hasn’t been that long to not have read it.   A Thousand Pieces of You is high concept and sounds fascinating.  MC’s father invented something that allows people to jump into other dimensions.  Her father is murdered and the killer escapes into another dimension before he can be caught.

These posts tend to overwhelm me – there are just SO many books I want to read!  What books did you miss last year?


  1. Great List! I also loved how you put your list this week.

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

  2. Great list! I'll Give You the Sun is on my list too. Here's my TTT. Happy reading!

  3. I really want to read some of Liane Moriarty's books this year. I have heard good things and I think her style is just the kind of thing that I like. I actually looked for her stuff in the library recently but it was all out on loan :(

  4. Yep, yep, Big Little Lies and I'll Give You the Sun are ones you must read. I've been looking at Everything I've Never Told You, but I'm not sure I can read it... the daughter who dies is named Lydia and my daughter is named Lydia and that just seems like it would be weird to read. I don't know, maybe I'm being neurotic.