Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - 2014 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn't Get To


This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They feature a different top ten list every week. This week's topic: Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant to Read but Didn't Get To.

1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern




3. Yes, Please by Amy Poehler



4. Us by David Nicholls


5. The Young Elites by Marie Lu


6. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley


7. I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson


8. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi



9. Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood



10. Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant


I do have a few of these earmarked for my challenges so I am hoping to knock some of these out in 2015!

Are there any books you meant to get to in 2014, but weren't able to? Are there any on this list that you have read?

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  1. YES I definitely need to read Lies We Tell Ourselves as well! I love how much diversity is in that book. Oh, I never knew The Night Circus was a 2014 release...I thought it was like a 2012 one or something hah. ._o

    Lovely list there, Cynthia! <33

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    1. Thanks Melanie. Maybe Night Circus was a bit older. I guess I thought it was newer because I only heard all the hype this past year. Oh well. I still meant to read last year. Haha

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  2. Great list :) I quite liked Lies We Tell Ourselves.
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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    1. Thanks Cora. I have heard great things about that one. :)

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  3. I need to get to US as well!! I loved One Day and I picked up an arc of this one BUT I've yet to get to it which is horrible. So much of my time is taken up by YA but I'm definitely going to attempt to get some adult in this year! (I've managed one so far :D) AND THE YOUNG ELITES WAS AMAZING! I hope you enjoy that one!

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    1. Thanks Jess! I loved Marie Lu's Legend series so I have high hopes for this one. It seems like I have read a lot of YA lately. trying to branch out to new genres and authors as well. :)

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  4. I enjoyed Messenger of Fear and The Young Elites but I'll Give You the Sun was AMAZING! I hope you enjoy these!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I have a feeling I will enjoy them. They all sound so great.

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  5. Nice list. I haven´t read any of these but Jandy Nelson´s book sounds good.
    Thanks for visiting My WOW

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  6. Wow, I haven't read any of these books either. So many books! I want to check out The Night Circus.

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    1. Heather, I do plan on reading The Night Circus soon. Everyone I speak to loves it!

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  7. I bought my daughter of Yes, Please! I meant to read it too, but she had to go back to school before I got a chance. Lies We Tell Ourselves and I'll Give You the Sun are both really powerful. I hope you get a chance to read them, and the rest of your books!

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    1. Oh I will. Hopefully I can read all these books this year!

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  8. Great List! I need to read more Atwood this year, for sure! Lies We Tell Ourselves looks really great!

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    1. I agree Mallory. It looks so good. And I love Margaret Atwood!

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  9. Nice list of books you have that you'd like to read!! Hopefully you'll get around to reading them in 2015!!

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  10. I listened to the audio version of Night Circus and loved it. I want to read the print version at some point. Atwood's book has my interest too.

    I love these lists! They are bad for my wish list. LOL

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    1. Oh I know Literary Feline. I was reading others' lists and I have added so many new books to my TBR. Haha

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  11. Yes Please is so good. It's not as laugh out loud funny as I thought it would be, but it's amazing in a different way.

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    1. I love Amy Poehler so I am expecting to love it!

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  12. Don't feel bad I bought the Night Circus in hardcover on release day..yeah still haven't read it.I just added the Young Elite to my tbr pile yesterday.

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    1. kimbacaffeinate, I guess I don't feel so bad now. I hope you get around to reading it this year too. :)

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  13. The Opposite of Loneliness looks interesting! I've been meaning to read the Young Elites too. Hope you get a chance to get around to them soon :-)

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  14. Can't believe I didn't list Yes Please! This one was on the very top of my wishlist last year; it's still too expensive for me to buy though :P I listed The Young Elites too! Can't wait to some of the books I've listed off my list :)

    Have a lovely week!

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    1. Thanks Claudia! Yeah, I think that's part of the reason I never got around to reading Yes, Please: too pricey. Hopefully I can read it this year.

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  15. First of all I highly highly recommend I'll Give You The Sun, it's basically my favorite contemporary I read last year!

    I too need to get to some of these, highest of all being The Young Elites!

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    1. Thanks Nobody. I definitely plan on reading I'll Give You The Sun this year. Everyone who has read it just raves about it.

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  16. I meant to read Us too but didn't get to it last year - great list!

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  17. I really wanted to read Lies We Tell Ourselves, too. Historical fiction is my favorite genre, and even though the time the book takes place in is so recent it could even be considered contemporary, I'm sure I'd still enjoy it.

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    1. Ana, I love historical fiction as well. Lies we tell ourselves seems like such a powerful book. I can't wait to read it. I hope you get around to reading it as well. :)

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  18. The Young Elites is fantastic! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    Here's my TTT.

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I loved Marie Lu's Legend series so I am sure I will love this one as well.

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  19. I really enjoyed The Night Circus and highly recommend it.

    My TTT is here.

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    1. Thanks Irish. Everyone keeps raving about that one so much. I know I need to get to it soon.

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  20. Ohh so many outstanding books that I'm familiar with, but haven't read (Boy Snow Bird is on my list). I'll Give You the Sun is fantastic. Please read it soon. :)

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    1. Thanks Joyous Reads I will definitely read I'll Give You The Sun soon. :)

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  21. I can't recommend I'll Give You the Sun enough, the prose is absolutely beautiful!

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    1. girlinthepages.com, I think that seems to be the general consensus. Everyone here in the comments section has raved about that one so much. I think I need to put it at the top of my TBR!

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  22. I want to read so many of these! Lies We Tell Ourselves is at the top, but I also want to read Messenger of Fear and Yes Please! The Young Elites was good, but I'll Give You the Sun was amazing! Hope you get to read and enjoy these all soon :)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Thanks Shannon I think I'll give you the sun is moving to the top of my TBR. Hopefully I can get to all of these this year!

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  23. I loooved Young Elites! I've heard good things about I'll Give You the Sun, but contemp isn't really my cup of tea =/
    I really want to read The Night Circus! I tried it on audio, and while the story itself was super interesting, I just couldn't get on board with the guy's accent. I need to try again!

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    1. Jessi, yeah that's part of the reason I can't do audiobooks. Sometimes the accents or the voice get in the way of the story.

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  24. I haven't read great things about Yes, Please although I do really want to get to I'll Give You the Sun and The Elites. There's a lot of trilogies I want to finish this year - Matched and Delirium especially.

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    1. Adriana, yeah I have heard mixed reviews about Yes Please. But I love Amy Poehler so much so I still may give it a chance. I thought the Matched series was just okay. I loved the Delirium series though. I hope you get a chance to finish them.

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  25. The Young Elites is on my list, too! Looks like a fascinating villain origin story. I'm looking forward to it. I read The Night Circus about a year ago, and while I appreciate the beautiful prose that book contains, I actually didn't like the story as a whole very much. I'm not sorry I read it, though. That prose really is beautiful. It's like one massive, alliterative poem that just didn't connect with me.

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    1. Oh I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy it. I guess it isn't for everyone. :) And I loved The Legend series by Marie Lu so I am looking forward to The Young Elites.

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  26. Ohhh The night circus! That is a really good one I must add right away. Great picks!
    <3
    Britt @ please feed the bookworm

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    1. Thanks Britt! I have heard many great things about The Night Circus.

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  27. I loved THE NIGHT CIRCUS. Not an average story.

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    1. I am so glad to hear that Chrizette! Hopefully I can get to it soon.

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  28. OMG! Lies we Tell Ourselves is such a wonderful book! I seriously cannot recommend it enough! It is powerful, and it is bold! I hope you read that one soon!

    I'll Give You the Sun was a surprise. I hated the first part of it, but then I ended up loving it.

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