Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week we’re talking about books from 2014 that we really wanted to read… but didn’t. Some of these I actually own; some are just books that I thought sounded great, but then never actually pursued. Oh well, there’s always 2015!
My top 10:
1) Locke & Key, volume 6: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill: I was DYING for this one, the final volume in the awesomely creepy and brilliant Locke & Key series. And then when I got a copy, I realized I should re-read volumes 1 – 5 to get the maximum enjoyment out of the series wrap-up. But somehow, I still haven’t made it happen.
2) Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King: I practically jump up and down whenever Stephen King publishes new books and read them immediately — except for this one. I still intend to… eventually.
3) Frog Music by Emma Donoghue: Loved the sound of Frog Music, and I hope to read it in the next month or so.
4) The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd: I was hoping that my book group would choose this book, so I held off. It hasn’t happened yet, so I’ll probably end up going for it on my own.
5) The One-Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai: Another one that sounds great, and I just haven’t found the right time.
6) The Vacationers by Emma Straub: I read a review of The Vacationers when it was released and made a mental note to borrow a copy from the library, and then completely forgot about it.
7) Lock In by John Scalzi: I had this one on preorder and everything — then decided it wasn’t urgent and that I didn’t need another hardcover on my bookshelf. Now I’m waiting for the paperback release this coming summer.
8) Euphoria by Lily King: I didn’t pay attention to Euphoria at first, but after seeing it pop up on so many “best of 2014” lists, I have a renewed interest in reading it. Another great possibility for my book group, I think.
9) Hollow City by Ransom Riggs: I can’t believe it’s been about a year since this book came out, and I still haven’t read it. The question is, am I still interested at this point?
10) The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey: This should probably be up at the top of my list, as it’s the one I intend to read ASAP. I bought a copy when it came out last year, then decided I should re-read The 5th Wave first. I got side-tracked, big time… and finally finished the audiobook version of The 5th Wave last week. So, hurray! I’m ready for The Infinite Sea!
Have you read any of the books on my list? Which do you think should be my top priority? And what books from 2014 do you still need to read?
Share your thoughts! And leave me your links, please, so I can come check out your top 10.
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