Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
The topic for this week is: Top Ten 2014 Releases I’m Dying to Read!
For this week’s list I’ve tried to list books that aren’t in the series I’ve talked about on the blog before – because otherwise my list would just be a repeat of sequels I can’t wait to read (and yes – I’m still oh-so excited for Cress, Dreams of Gods and Monsters, Secret, The One, Silver Shadows and The Forever Song).
Here are some books that I can’t wait to be released that I’ve not talked about before.
Tape by Steven Camden – Two people, twenty years apart, connected by a story on a tape. One recorded it, one is listening to it and this novel is their story. I think it sounds interesting and lets face it – cassette tapes are so very cool…. I might be biased because I have one in my car and no CD player but it appeals to me regardless. The author is a spoken word poet and you can find him talking about tape: here (January 30th, 2014)
The Break Up Artist by Phillip Siegel – Becca isn’t a matchmaker. In fact she’s the opposite. For a fee she’ll do whatever it takes to break up a couple – and she does it all anonymously. I have a bit of a soft spot for matchmaking stories and the idea of someone trying to break couples up on purpose really appeals to me. It’s one of those stories that you know is going to get pretty dirty for the break up artist in question. (April 29, 2014)
Wish You Were Italian by Kristen Rae – I adore contemporary novels set in Italy and this one sounds adorable. The Italian sun, gorgeous ruins and some romantic drama to cap it all off. (May 6th, 2014)
Sekret by Lindsay Smith – Psychic spies, the KGB and powerful mind erasers working for the CIA: need I say more? This book looks dramatic and suspenseful! (April 1st, 2014)
The Fire Wish by Amber Lought – I adore genies and djinn and jinni. Whatever you want to call them I have loved them since I was 7 and watched Disney’s Aladdin for the first time and recently wrote my own novel about them (although my story is only really fit for the recycling bin). I’m always glad to see new stories about the wish granters and Amber Lought’s debut looks delightful. Unwilling brides, Eastern princes and not one but two magic lamps? This book is definitely on my wish list. (July 22nd, 2014)
Authors I love with New Series / Standalones
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E Smith – I love this author as she writes lovely and fun contemporary novels which aren’t just fluff. There’s substance and more to them than you might expect. Two strangers being stuck in an elevator is one of those concepts that I love to read and I’m sure this novel will live up to my expectations! (April 15th, 2014)
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – Books about letters are another one of those things that I really enjoy reading about. Having a box of letters written to exes but never intending for them to read them but having them sent out? Sounds like some great contemporary drama to be had! (April 22nd, 2014)
Panic by Lauren Oliver – Panic is a game played among graduating seniors with prize money that could set you up perfectly for college. Only catch it the game is illegal and it’s not unheard of that people get seriously hurt or even die. How great is this idea? I may not have finished Lauren Oliver’s Delirium series but Panic sounds like my kind of story. (March 4th, 2014)
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong – I’m an autobuyer of anything Kelley Armstrong writes and I’m interested in this upcoming series. Sisters tasked with keeping the souls of the damned quiet. It sounds a little more high fantasy than her other books and I’m looking forward to reading this one. (April 8th, 2014)
After the End by Amy Plum – I was a huge fan of the Reverants series and because of that, I’m interested to see what Amy Plum’s next series will deliver. Post World War III and its set in Alaska, my favourite of the US states! After the End looks like a great new dystopian novel! (May 6th, 2014)
These are all books I’m very excited for. I was growing a little sad the other day when I realized just how close we are to the end of the year but with this many books to look forward to, 2014 is looking bright. Which books are you excited for? Any I should add to my to-read list? Feel free to leave me a comment – I love reading them! 🙂
Tape sounds INCREDIBLE! Thank you for bringing my attention to it 😀
This week is dangerous for adding books to the TBR pile. Awesome choices 🙂
I think every week is dangerous for that very reason! 😛
The Geography of You and Me made my list too. I hadn’t heard of Tape before, but it sounds awesome! So does The Break Up Artist! 🙂 My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/12/02/2014/
Alice @ Alice in Readerland
Haha! I just visited your list! 😛 I’m finding a lot to add to my to-read list and I’ve only juist started looking at people’s TTT for this week!
Every time I hear cassette tapes I’m transported back to the land of nostalgia. Tape sounds really lovely and I love that the author is a spoken word poet. I enjoy Kelley Armstrong’s writing so Sea of Shadows is something I’d definitely check out in the future.
I think tapes are really interesting. I was watching an interview with Jay Asher about Thirteen Reasons Why and he was talking about how by using an outdated medium to help his story along it wouldn’t date the book unlike if he used the latest technology. I thought it was interesting.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
That is very interesting. I feel like so many people can identify with cassette tapes, they represent something very personal and intimate, you actually had to put in effort in making one, it didn’t have the speed or convenience like today’s technology and it is just memorable.
That’s the first time I’ve seen the cover of Panic… I like it! And I’m definitely reading The Geography of Me and You and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before!
You’re just making me want these release dates to get here even faster!
Great selection Kate. I haven’t heard of some of the authors here but the interesting premises of some of the books you featured here really caught me. I’m adding them to my TBR. Thanks again.
And thanks for dropping by my TTT earlier 🙂
Yay, we both have Tape and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on our lists =D
Sekret and The Break Up Artist are new to me and both look pretty interesting!
I love the look of most of these. Especially Tape, hadn’t seen that before!
I love Amy Plum – her new book looks great!
TTT @ Krista’s Dust Jacket
Great list! I’ll definitely have to be looking a few of these up! 2014 looks like a wonderful year for reading.
So many great books! I really want to read The Geography of You and Me, Panic, After the End, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. And Tape, haven’t heard of it but I’m going to check it out…great list!
I LOVE the sound of Tape, I’m going to add it to my TBR shelf on GoodReads so I don’t forget! I love books with the use of casette tapes- like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and the next book on my to-read list is Thirteen Reasons Why, which also uses them as a major part of the plot! 🙂
These books all sound fantastic! I’m especially excited for Sekret, it looks like an incredible book. Tape sounds great too, I’m adding it to my tbr straight away.
Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten!
I have Panic and can’T wait to read it.
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