Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Releases We Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Top Ten 2014 Releases We Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

It is 2015, but that isn’t stopping us from reading these 2014 books!


This was the hardest Top Ten Tuesday that I have done in awhile. There are so many books I want to get to! I decided to do it by category. I do have adult books on my 2014 TBR list, but I decided to do two YA books because that list is so much longer!

1. Picture Book: The Girl and her Bicycle by Mark Pett

The girl and the bicycle

Everyone has been raving about this book. I am looking forward to it.

2. Middle Grade: Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

gracefully grayson

The topic of this book is so important. I will definitely be reading it this year.

3. Young Adult: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Glory O'Brien

I read everything A.S. King writes, and I didn’t read this one right when it comes out, but I just got it for Christmas, so I will be reading it soon!

4. Young Adult: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson 

I'll Give You the Sun

Several friends have recommended this book to me. I just need to nab a copy of it!

5. Nonfiction: Dreaming in Indian edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Leatherdale 

Dreaming in Indian

I received the ARC of this book from NetGalley, and it expired before I got to it, so I asked for it for Christmas. It looks fantastic!


I always have so many books that I planned on reading each year that I didn’t get to. For this list, I decided to look at the New York Times Notable Children’s Books and list the ones I had wanted to read but didn’t get to.

1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


I want to know the ending that everyone keeps mentioning!

2. Noggin by John Corey Whaley


A National Book Award finalist by a Printz Award winning author with a super unique premise? It has to be good.

3. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson


Laurie Halse Anderson. That is all.

4. The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin

port chicago

Another National Book Award finalist! The premise of this book seems so unbelieveable, but it is the exact opposite: nonfiction. Intriguing!

5. The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis


I loved hearing Christopher Paul Curtis speak at ALAN (and meeting him!), and I have loved everything of his I’ve read. I look forward to this one.

Which 2014 books do you hope to read in 2015?

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Releases We Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To”

  1. I have TIToM and I’ll Give You the Sun on my #mustread list this year! I didn’t read Madman yet either. Always so many books!
    Kellee, I highly recommend moving We Were Liars up your list! It’s fast and Amazing!

  2. All wonderful books, some I’ve read, some TBR! I agree with Michele-We Were Liars is wonderful. I would add Gracefully Grayson and The Girl On The bicycle, too! Good luck with the reading!

  3. Great lists! I don’t have a list of 2014 books I didn’t get to – I have shelves of them spilling over (plus a long list, too)! lol I also seem to be behind.

    Glory O’Brien is high on my list from last year. I haven’t read any AS King yet, though I keep hearing amazing things about her books. Then, I heard her on a podcast talking about Glory and was totally hooked.

    The only one on your lists I HAVE gotten to was We Were Liars – I listened to it on audio last year and loved it, like everyone else. It’s a shame everyone knows there’s some surprise to it now – much better to discover that for yourself.

    These all look great – enjoy!


    Book By Book


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