Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To

January 13, 2015
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So many books and so little time. There's so many great 2014 releases  that I will be catching up with this year. The list is in no particular order, but includes books I will be reading soon.Click on the links below to check them out on Goodreads.




  • The Unhappening of Genesis Lee by Shallee McArthur. This sounds like an amazing sci-fi  dystopian, which I often feel like I could read for the rest of my life. Seventeen-year-old Genesis Lee has never forgotten anything. As one of the Mementi—a small group of genetically-enhanced humans—Gena remembers everything with the help of her Link bracelets, which preserve memories perfectly. But Links can be stolen, and six people have already lost their lives to a memory thief, including Gena’s best friend.




  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. I haven't read enough fantasy or historical fiction, but this looks promising!! Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.

  • Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy #1) by Sally Green. This has been on so many 2014 best of list, I have to give it a shot!! Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world's most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. 


  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu. I enjoyed the Legend series, when I read it but thought it was a bit immature, this is supposed to be great and has been getting great reviews. Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.  


  • Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera. Reboot is a awesome sci0-fi and action paced read, and this sequel is bout to be great too. Now that they've both escaped, they're ready to start a new life in peace on the Reboot reservation. But Micah 163, the Reboot running the reservation, has darker plans in mind: to wipe out the humans. All of them. Micah has been building a Reboot army for years and is now ready to launch his attack on the cities. Callum wants to stick around and protect the humans. Wren wants nothing more than to leave all the fighting behind them.

  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Won a Goodreads  Choice award so I'm definitely willing to try it out. A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.

  • In the AfterLight (The Darkest Mind #3) by Alexandra Bracken. I just finished reading the novella in the series before this last book. I know it will be epic,  but been putting it off because I don't want to ruin my expectations. They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the "rehabilitation camps" housing thousands of other Psi kids. 

  • The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski. The has mixed reviews, but leaning more toward the positive side. As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction.

  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Really enjoy her as a entertainer and am trying to branch out into non-fiction more. In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. 

  • Station Eleven by Emily St John Mande. This looks amazing, and I'm always interested in end of the world narratives. An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

Have you read any of these books? What was your 2014 release you meant to read but didn't get to?

40 comments:

  1. I have heard great things about We Were Liars and feel like I should pick it up too.

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  2. We Were Liars didn't wow me in the way I thought it would but I hope you love it and enjoy it!

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  3. Some of these are on my list as well. So many great books out there. It really is hard deciding which ones to start and which ones to wait on.

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    1. Thanks for stopping By picking the next book can be hard!!!

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  4. We Were Liars was different from e. lockhart's other books, but very interesting and well written. Hope you get to it this year, because I really enjoyed it.

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  5. I really enjoyed Yes Please, the audiobook was really funny and narrated by Amy herself. Most of the others are on my to-read shelf too, although I'll first have to read Never Fade before I go on to In the Afterlight :D

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    1. Awesome, Never Fade was great by the way, definitely will enjoy itQQ

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  6. Thanks for commenting on my TTT :)

    Nice list!WE WERE LIARS is great; you'll love it! I also really need to read YES PLEASE.

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  7. I actually read quite a few of these! Genesis Lee, Young Elites, Half Bad, Rebel, We Were Liars, The Winner's Curse, and In the Afterlight! All were great, though We Were Liars ripped my heart into shreds.

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    1. Aww I'm glad!! I love books that make you cry!!

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  8. I like your list. The Unhappening of Genesis Lee and Rebel (need to read Reboot too) sound good. I also heard that Yes Please in audiobook is great since she reads it.
    Come peek at my list at:
    http://www.belindascrafts.com/category/belindas-book-nook/

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    1. I definitely will, Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  9. I just finished The Winners Curse and I didn't love it as much as some people but I though it was a good read. I don't know why I didn't put The Unhappening of Genesis Lee on mine because I really like the sound of it! Definitely a lot of other books on here that I need to read :)

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    1. Yeah always soo much to read and so little time!! Thanks for stopping by

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  10. I think I'm going to finally sit down with Station Eleven this month! It sounds amazing, and I know a few people who've read it already and really loved it. Great list! I hope you enjoy whichever ones you get to. :)

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  11. The Unhappening of Genesis Lee sounds good and I can't wait to read Yes Please! We have a couple of the same books so hopefully this year we both get to them! Happy Reading and thanks for stopping by earlier!

    Erica @ Read It. Note It.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Too!! I have alot to read

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  12. I'd definitely like to read Yes, Please as well - I really enjoyed Bossypants by Tina Fey and I've read a few reviews that said this tops that. I'm also pretty intrigued by The Young Elites. And you ain't kidding about the too many books and too little time!

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    1. Yeah comedians memoirs are amazing, I know Yes please will be too!!

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  13. Oh I really enjoyed The Young Elites! I'm really looking forward to the next book! I've had The Winner's Curse for forever now and STILL haven't gotten to it. Maybe this year... I've also been meaning to start Alex Bracken's books too. Sigh. So many books! :D I hope you get to yours this year!

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  14. We only have one book in common (The Winner's Curse), but several of yours would have made my list if it had been longer. I have heard good things about so many of them, especially Amy Poehler's book and Station Eleven.

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    1. Awesome I'm glad, good books are getting exposure!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  15. Oh, I need to read Rebel as well, since I loved Reboot. I read a few of the books on your list, and I must say that my favorite was either The Young Elites, or We Were Liars, so I hope you'll like them (and the rest of the books as well) when you get to them. :) Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by too, I'm hoping Rebel is as good as Reboot!

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  16. Hahaha I love the gif!!
    You should definitely read Half Bad - it's such an under hyped book that more people should be talking about. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender sounds like a beautiful book, I really want to read it this year.
    I hope you enjoy all of these books when you get a chance to read them :-D

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!! I definitely will get to Half Bad soon!!

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  17. Definitely, definitely read The Young Elites! It's AMAZING. Marie Lu is amazing. Just. Ahhhh. *sighs in admiration*
    We Were Liars and Half Bad both sound awesome, I'm hoping to read them this year as well! So many books, so little time...

    Also, thanks for stopping over at my TTT earlier :D

    - Connie @ The YA Book Thief

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!! Young Elites will be read soon

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  18. I see The Young Elites by Marie Lu everywhere! I need to get to that one, too. Yes, Please was fun, Amy Poehler is crazy :)

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    1. I know I love Amy though, crazy is refreshing sometimeS!!

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  19. Hello!!!
    In 2014 I read "We Were Liars". OMG! It was freaking fantastic! I didn't know what to expect from this novel, but I wasn't disappointed. Everything in this book is so bittersweet and breathtaking. When I started reading it the whole world had stopped, because I just dove into that mysterious atmosphere. You should definitely read this one.
    P.S. I have a review on "We Were Liars" in my blog, so feel free to read it:) I would love to know your opinion! Have a nice day:)))
    http://www.writemoreabout.blogspot.ru/2014/10/e-lockhart-we-were-liars.html

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  20. Great post! the young elites and we were liars are both definitely on mine as well! i kept meaning to get around to them, but ran out of time!
    Emily
    http://www.wholly-books.com

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