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Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Releases I Didn’t Get To

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

This week’s Top Ten is a bit hard to write about because I had such high hopes of reading these and just never got around to them. *sigh* I’m going to try and be better this year 🙂


1. The Young Elites by Mare Lu
I’ve heard mixed reviews on this one, but the blurb still has me itching to pick it up. Since I’m trying to get back into Fantasy this year, I’m putting this higher up on my TBR. GOODREADS.

2. Panic by Lauren Oliver
I actually have this beauty signed and sitting on my bookshelf; *disappointed stares* I know, I know! I actually do not know why I never picked it up to read. I’m thinking I was distracted by other things? Let’s go with that and promise to read it ASAP. GOODREADS.

3. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
This book definitely sounded intriguing when I put it on my GoodReads TBR list. I think I just honestly forgot about it. I have to remind myself to stroll through that list more often. I’m hoping one of my local libraries might have this, so I can try it out. GOODREADS.

4. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
This was another book that I quickly added to my GoodReads list and heard some talk through the booksphere. And while I didn’t forget about it, I just never got my hands on it. Going off the types of books I’ve read so far in 2015, Love Letters is a strong contender for this year’s finally read pile. GOODREADS.

5. Alienated by Melissa Landers
The cover of this book is so pretty! This sounded like a good YA paranormal and that genre is right up my ally. Although I didn’t get a chance to grab a hold of a copy, I’m hoping to pick up this gem sometime this year. GOODREADS.


6. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Who doesn’t like a start to a new trilogy? This book sounds like a mix between SciFi and Dystopian.  While I haven’t read too much of the Dystopian genre, this title grabbed my eye last year and I’m hoping to get a chance to read it this year. GOODREADS. 

7. Hexed by Michelle Krys
This novel is currently sitting tauntingly in my Kindle. When I noticed the ebook on sale I hit purchase very quickly. I just, unfortunately, haven’t been able to read it yet. 🙁 The book focuses on a girl who just found out she was a witch. I saw a rise in witch stories last year, so I feel like they’re making a comeback. (*happy dance*) Hoping to gulp down this one soon. GOODREADS.

8.  Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
I’ve heard mixed things on this one and while I’m not the biggest Dystopian reader, I still want to give this a try. I think it would be interesting to explore a Dystopian world from the “better-off” side of things. GOODREADS.

9. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Oh this cover is to die for! So pretty 🙂 Any way, this novel was pretty high on my TBR last year and time just slipped away from me. It’s set in London with a historical time frame and a rebellious MC with a love of art. I’m hoping to pick it up this year and finally read it! GOODREADS.

10. Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin
I’m not one to pick out a book because of its comparisons to others, but for this one I kind of sorta did. I added it to my GoodReads TBR because it mentioned similarities to The Bourne Identity, which I adore. Although I’m sad to say I didn’t get a chance to read it last year, I’m hoping to change that this year. It sounds like a fun, action-packed novel, which will be a nice break up between the more heavily emotional and contemporary romance books I seem to have planned out for this year. GOODREADS.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Top Ten! What books have you not been able to get to? Have you read any of these? If so, what do you recommend that I DEFINITELY have to read this year?!

Later BookNerds!


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  • Brittany Todd
    15 January 2015 at 10:29 pm

    first of all thank you for coming my blog and making my heart feel happy! Your blog is definetly just as cute as mine so im glad we found each other. I think for sure alienated will be one i read since i just bought the HC but A Mad Wicked Folly is in my kindle and i was so excited about it but never read it! GAH this year will be the year of the reading book I already own!
    ~Britt @ please feed the bookworm

  • Charlotte @ Books and Baby etc.
    14 January 2015 at 9:14 am

    I also need to get around to The Murder Complex and Red Rising! I bought Red Rising finally a few days ago so hopefully I’ll read that soon.

    I really didn’t like Panic but I hope you enjoy it a bit more! I found it a bit silly and OTT but it had promise.

    • NicoleLynn
      14 January 2015 at 12:53 pm

      I don’t have either yet, but I’m hoping to get my hands on one of them so I can read them. I hope you enjoy Red Rising! Let me know how it is 🙂

      As for Panic, I’ll have to let you know my thoughts when I finally read it. I can see how it could be OTT.

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! 🙂

  • Briana
    13 January 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I’m seeing The Young Elites on a lot of lists! I wanted to read it last year as well and haven’t manged to get to it yet. Great list!

    • NicoleLynn
      14 January 2015 at 11:53 am

      Thanks! I know, I’ve seen it on a bunch of lists. I wonder if it will become more of a 2015 book than a 2014 book? I’m hoping to read it sometime this year. Thank you for stopping by!

  • Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    13 January 2015 at 11:58 am

    Nice list! Two of your picks (LANDRY PARK and PANIC) are also on my list. Not sure why I haven’t gotten to them yet, just haven’t. It’s definitely a too-many-books-too-little-time kind of thing!

    • NicoleLynn
      13 January 2015 at 1:17 pm

      I know right?! Ugh so many books, and just never enough time! Hopefully I can get to these sometime this year 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!

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