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Today's Topic: The 2014 Books I Meant to Read
Dude, there were SO many books that came out in 2014 that I wanted to read. It is seriously beyond hard to narrow it down to 10. Life as a first-year teacher just doesn't sync up well with life as a bookworm. Whenever I did read in the later part of the year, I always felt guilty that I wasn't reading their essays or planning my next lesson. That said, I will do my best to keep this down to 10, although a couple of extra books might sneak their way in there.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book in the months before its release. After some less than favorable reviews started rolling in, though, I found my interest waning...and then I just kind of forgot about it. I do want to read this one, though, as I love Oz.
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
I just bought this a couple of weeks ago, so it has climbed up my TBR. I might even start it next. I've heard nothing but good things.
Something Real by Heather Demetrios
So, I actually read the first, like, 200 pages of this book last spring when it first came out. I set it aside for some unknown reason (for real, I was enjoying it) and never picked it back up. I've since checked it out of the library no fewer than four times. I actually have it checked out right now. I should read it. Now.
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
I'm so intrigued by WWII and Nazis and Hitlers and all of that, so this sounds right up my alley. I have the arc of this; I should read it before the sequel comes out this spring.
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
This was another one I was DYING to get my hands on. When I finally did, I have to admit that I was totally turned off by the super long chapters. I tend to read multiple books at once, so when one book has 60 page chapters, it throws off my rhythm. That said, I DO still want to read this one. I love friendship stories.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
I really enjoyed Attachments, the other adult novel by this author, so I was so excited by this release...and then...well, I don't know what happened exactly.
Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson
I'll be honest, I just didn't want to start a new series. Everyone I know LOVED this one, but I just can't start a new series right now. I ALWAYS have to reread the first book (or two), so I've been biding my time for this one. (I actually just ordered this from the library--I think it's close enough now to the summer release of the the sequel that I won't have to reread.)
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
I went and bought the hard cover of this book--something I never do--but I have yet to read it. For this I have no explanation.
My True Love Gave to Me by various authors
I also bought this one immediately upon release...
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
This one will definitely get read this summer. I just simply do not have the concetration needed to read a 500 page adult novel right now.
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
This book about suffragists and hypnosis just sounds so interesting. I NEED to make time for this one.
Salt and Storm by Kendall Kelper
A New England town plus witchcraft sounds--sounds pretty good to me.
Well that's it for me. What books did you not get to? Link me up!
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