Top Ten 2014 Releases I Still Need to Read

 Top Ten Tuesday is a book blogging prompt hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I don’t participate every week, but I join in when I find the prompt interesting. This week is all about 2014 books that are still on to-be-read lists.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
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I meant to get to this one (and a lot of other LGBTQ YA novels from last year) but alas, there is just not enough time. This is on my list for when I’m in the mood for a cute contemporary. Mostly because fandom.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved by Jenny Han
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Again, this was a cute contemporary I heard great things about but didn’t get around to reading. Also I might have had a similiar journal in junior high.

Otherboud by Corinne Duyvis
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I have been meaning to get to this one, but it was just haven’t gotten around to it. It’s a fantasy with an unusual premise and lots of diversity.

Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
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Feminist sci fi! I have been getting into more sci-fi and space fantasy and this is one I’ve heard good things about.

Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
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I loved I Hunt Killers, and Game ends on the most unbearable cliffhanger and I need to get to this one and finish up the series.

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
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I love Andrew Smith, but when you put out two books a year, it’s hard to get to both of them!

Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs
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I like Candlewick’s titles generally, and this debut may sound quiet, but I’ve heard it’s good. I like making room for some under the radar books in my reading list.

The Forever Song by Julie Kawaga
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I want to finish this series, too! Julie Kawaga made a gutsy move at the end of The Eternity Cure, and I want to see how it plays out.

Pointe by Brandy Colbert
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Ballet and sexual abuse. This one had been a well-reviewed by a lot of librarians, and I want to see for myself.

A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Kahn
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I’ve been looking for good fantasy, and this dragon story got great trade reviews, but not a lot of reviews that I saw from the blogging world. I’m going to check it out.

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ADULT FICTION

For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu
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A literary coming of age novel that explores gender identity and familial obligation.  Totally my style.

All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
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I’ve been meaning to read more works about the immigration experience and people from non-Western cultures. This novel “is a transfixing exploration of the relationships that define us.”

Green Girl by Kate Zambreno
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This one is kinda cheating, because it was originally published by a small press in 2011 then reissued by Harper Perennial last year. I read Heroines and loved the crazy, energizing mix of literary criticism and feminism. Green Girl is about Ruth, “a young American in London, trying desperately to navigate a world in which she attracts the unwanted gaze of others while grappling with the uncertainty of her own self-regard. Haunted equally by self-doubt and by a morbid fascination with the beautiful, cruel, and empty people around her, Ruth darts quietly through the rainy sidewalks of her present trying to escape her future.”

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
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I loved Roxane Gay’s essay collection Bad Feminist, and have been trying to build up the courage to read her novel, which by all accounts is a powerful, but harrowing read “about a woman kidnapped for ransom, her captivity as her father refuses to pay and her husband fights for her release over thirteen days, and her struggle to come to terms with the ordeal in its aftermath.”

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What 2014 new releases are you still planning on reading? 

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten 2014 Releases I Still Need to Read

  1. Oh my, I haven’t read ANY of these! But I do want to binge read Julie Kagawa’s series at some point this year. I have the first book.
    I hope you are able to read these books this year! I swear my TBR pile gets more and more impossible to keep up with :)

  2. I cannot recommend To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before highly enough. I hope you love it whenever you get a chance to read it!

  3. I thought maybe I was the last person on the planet who hadn’t read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! I’m glad I’m not alone. It’s on my list this week, too. Pointe isn’t, but I haven’t read it yet either and want to. One of these days…

    My TTT!

    1. I like your list. I especially want to read the Julie Kagawa book. I have read a few of her books in the past but not this series. And I forgot to add All Our Names to my list. My TBR was and still remains so large that I often forget what I wanted to read! I only recently heard of an Untamed State but must look into it. Thanks for sharing. I am new to this Top Ten thing but I love reading and chatting with fellow book lovers. When you have time, come peek at my list:
      http://www.belindascrafts.com/category/belindas-book-nook/

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