Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! I’ve been furiously participating in Top Ten Tuesday for the past couple of months, nearly every week, because there have been so many great topics. This will be my last one for a while, it’s time for a break! I hate making this list, because I sincerely wanted to read each of these books. But too many review commitments and life getting in the way made it impossible. I’m going to make an effort to play catch-up, however, and try to get to as many of these as possible in 2015, especially since I already have copies of each one:-) Instead of the usual “ten,” I’m bringing you my Top Fourteen Releases of 2014 that I Meant to Read:
The Horror Books:
Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg. Tor sent me a finished copy of this book, so technically I should consider this a review book. Nonetheless, it’s one of five horror novels that I’m determined to read.
Bird Box by Josh Malerman. I’ve heard great things about this psychological horror story, and I have a copy ready and waiting.
The Three by Sarah Lotz. This book has all sorts of rave reviews, and the sequel, Day Four, comes out this year, so I definitely want to catch up soon.
The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman. A vampire tale set in 1970s New York, this book is very high on the list to read soon.
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest. I snagged an ARC of this book at Comic Con, but just didn’t have time to squeeze it in. I’ve read some mixed reviews, but I’m still determined to read it this year.
The Review Books:
The Wilds by Julia Elliott. Confession: I am a book review blogger but sometimes I miss review books. I’ve heard excellent things about this short story collection, so I’m making it a point to catch up.
The Barrow by Mark Smylie. A very kind publicist sent me a copy, yes, after it had been released, but I still feel bad that I wasn’t able to fit it into the schedule. I’ll be taking care of that soon, especially since the sequel comes out this year.
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters. This was one of those NetGalley titles that wasn’t available on Kindle, and I messed up and forgot to download it to my Nook before it was archived. BUT I turned around and purchased a copy, so I have it ready to read and review!
Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch. Here’s a review book from Edelweiss that just got pushed under the rug for some reason (certainly not on purpose!). And it received some awesome reviews, so I want to read it even if the review is late.
Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. I read and loved the prequel to this book, Poison Dance, but I was in a time crunch when the release month came around. I’d love to catch up before Daughter of Dusk (book two) comes out this summer.
The Quick by Lauren Owen. This was a Library Thing win, and I’m kicking myself for not getting to it. It is pretty long, and maybe that’s why I pushed it off.
The Recommended Books:
Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier. Multiple bloggers have recommended this book, and I rushed out and bought my own copy because of that. Now I just need to find the time to read it!
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. This book got lots of good reviews, and I bought a copy when it came out. And it’s another book with a sequel coming out this year.
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner. I loved the first book in this series, and the lovely Tabitha sent me an ARC of This Shattered World. I had hoped to get to it last month, but didn’t.
So, which one should I read first? I need help deciding!