Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To
Top Ten Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
I really, really, really want to get to these this year.
- Don’t Touch by Rachel M Wilson – “A powerful story of a girl who is afraid to touch another person’s skin, until the boy auditioning for Hamlet opposite her Ophelia gives her a reason to overcome her fears.” This is just an awesome premise and I am really intrigued.
- A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray – “When Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.” Parallel universes? I’m there!
- Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy – What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you? Cool idea, right? I also like that the main character is apparently really unlikable.
- Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover – At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter’s cheating on her—and she is left trying to decide what to do. People have gushed about Colleen Hoover and this book so much. I really want to read it. It seems to be very emotionally charged, so I am up for that.
- Uninvited by Sophie Jordan – Davy doesn’t feel any different, but genes don’t lie. One day she will kill someone. Another great premise and I’ve seen all good reviews.
- Illusions of Fate by Kirsten White – The synopsis doesn’t really give much away, but just the fact that it is a stand alone fantasy (and the mention of Downtown Abbey feelings). Never read this author before, but this one sounds like a good start.
- The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslie Walton – Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird. I mean that sentence is enough to make me want to read it. I also heard it is a very lyrical book and it has family dynamics and religious obsessions.
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – Right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend. I want this one because I loved Matson’s Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour and I love lists!
- Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes – This emotional, hilarious, devastating, and ultimately triumphant YA debut, based on actual events, recounts one girl’s rejection of her high school’s hierarchy—and her discovery of her true self in the face of tragedy. A high school romance, but it seems like it is about more than that, about self discovery as well. And it has been optioned to be a movie.
- Falling into Place by Amy Zhang – On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road. This has also had great reviews, and it is the story of a suicide attempt and it seems like it has multiple perspectives and some mystery. And also – physics!