Top Ten Tuesday #23: 2014 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t Get To

13th January 2015


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Each year, there’s a number of books I can’t wait to get my hands on, but as soon as I have them, it’s just not meant to be: I’m not in the right mood. I have to read other books first. I don’t have the time to reread the previous books in the series. I lose interest. Here is the top ten of said books in chronological order:

  1. To All the Boys I Loved Before (TAtBILB, #1) by Jenny Han

    I’m not into contemporary fiction in general, but this just sounds superdupercute and fun. I really wanted to read it back in April when it came out. Unfortunately, my currently reading shelf was huge at that time and I decided to finish some of those novels first. I never came around to read this one, though.

  2. A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil, #2) by Soman Chainani

    Same goes for this one, really. I loved the first book and couldn’t wait to continue this series. Besides the overstuffed currently reading shelf, I also wasn’t too happy about accidentally ordering the wrong edition which on top of that arrived damaged. I got my money back and I was planning on getting the matching edition but wanted to read it first anyway. Never happened.

  3. Prisoner of Night and Fog  (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1) by Anne Blankman

    First, I got goosebumps just reading the title (Code Name Verity has made me quite sensitive in this regard).  Then, I fell in love with the cover. Plus, it just sounds so amazing. Why I haven’t read it yet? Well, I wish, I knew.

  4. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

    Oh, the hype! I got so curious that I ordered it. I even started reading the first two chapters or so and loved the writing style. However, I suddenly lost interest. Someday, I’ll get back to it.

  5. Silber: Das zweite Buch der Träume (Silber, #2) by Kerstin Gier
    [LT: Silver: The Second Book of Dreams (Silver, #2)]

    I was really looking forward to another fluffy and funny fantasy read by Kerstin Gier. I even reread the first book. But then, all the disappointed reviews popped up and I lost interest. Btw, I’m still disappointed about the really boring title.

  6. On the Fence by Kasie West

    Speaking of fluffy and funny reads, as much as I loved The Distance Between Us, it is contemporary and I really have to be in the mood for this one. Therefore, I decided to wait.

  7. Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

    A standalone fantasy. That’s kinda rare. This one even has a gorgeous cover. However, it came out when I was preparing for the bookfair and had tons of stuff to read from the publisher I was working for.

  8. City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

    Gorgeous cover, intriguing blurb. I just didn’t have the time due to the fair.

  9. Die Seiten der Welt (Die Seiten der Welt, #1) by Kai Meyer
    [LT: The Pages of the World (TPotW, #1)]

    Oh God, I feel so awful having to put this one up here. I waited soooooo long for it. I put so much effort in obtaining a copy, looking for it in every bookshop in my city on publication day but none had it. When I finally got it, I didn’t want to start, because I didn’t have the time before the bookfair. Still, I was stupid and read the first 80 pages. Then I stopped and didn’t pick it up again, because I just want to indulge in it but the right time hasn’t come yet.

  10. Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School, #3) by Gail Carriger

    God, I love this series! The characters are so witty and lovable, the world’s just wonderful, the tone so light and humourous. I wanted to read it as soon as it came out and even got it a couple of days early. I just didn’t have the time because I wanted to finish all the books I started in 2014 before the end of the year. Didn’t manage that either.

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4 responses

  • Hach, ich verstehe dich. Es gibt hier auch so viele Bücher in meinem Regal, die ich unbedingt sofort besitzen musste und nun hier rumliegen. Ich sag nur The Maze Runner xD Teil 1 gelesen, für super befunden und seitdem lagert die ganze Reihe ungelesen in meinem Regal. Ich wünschte wir alle hätten mehr Zeit zum Lesen oder der Tag könnte ruhig einfach mal 48 Stunden haben. 24 Stunden alles wie immer mit Arbeiten/Studium/Schlafen und die anderen 24 Stunden für Bücher <3

    • Hehe, du liest Gedanken. Nächste Woche gibts den Beitrag zu den Reihen, die ich dieses Jahr beenden möchte und da hab ich bei den meisten genau das Problem, das du da ansprichst. Damit ich nicht wieder wie besessen einkaufe, verfolge ich momentan die Regel, nur Bücher zu kaufen, die ich sofort lesen würde, wenn sie kommen (ob ich das dann mit denen auch wirklich durchziehen werde, ist die andere Sache). Momentan funktioniert das aber recht gut, denn obwohl ich einige Bücher gerne hätte, würden die meisten doch auf dem SuB landen, weil ich sie doch nicht ganz so unbedingt jetzt gleich sofort brauche. Ich bin ja mal sehr gespannt, wie sich meine Kaufsucht dieses Jahr auswirken wird.

      Das wäre so schön! Momentan hab ich ja glücklicherweise nix anderes zu tun, aber sobald dann für mich die Uni im April wieder losgeht …

  • Please, please, please read Waistcoats & Weaponry. Soon-ish. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT STUFF IN THERE.

    • I’ll try! But first, I’ve got to finish all the books I have left over from 2014. I don’t want to be stuck in more than two books anymore.

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