Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  For more information, or to join the fun yourself, check out their blog!

Top Ten Twenty 2014 Releases I Meant to Read but Didn't Get To
Well, this one wasn't too hard, as my tbr stack is always bigger than I (or anyone, really) can handle!  The only problem was going to be narrowing it down to just ten books.  So you get twenty from me, and I apologize for the length of the post!

Grasshopper Jungle
1. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith.  I LOVED Winger, so I requested an eARC of Grasshopper Jungle... and never got around to it.

American Blonde
2. American Blonde by Jennifer Niven.  A Velva Jean book!  And I missed reading it immediately after it was published?  Shame on me!

Food: A Love Story
3. Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan.  The hubby and I love Jim Gaffigan.  I know that I'm going to laugh my way through this one.

I'll Give You the Sun
4. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.  I read so many glowing reviews of this book!  I need to read it myself to see if it lives up to the hype.

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
5. As You Wish by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden.  I love The Princess Bride!  So of course I want to read what went on behind the scenes during filming!

Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly, #3)
6. Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard.  I read the first two books in this trilogy back-to-back, then lost steam.  I need to go back and finish it up.

Falling into Place
7. Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang.  Ya'll, Amy is a teen.  And she's published!  And I hear that the book is really good!  I'm super impressed and want to read the book.

Willie's Redneck Time Machine
8. Willie's Redneck Time Machine by John Luke Robertson with Travis Thrasher.  I just have a habit of reading anything the Robertson family puts out anymore.  I haven't found a dud yet.  And I love John Luke on the show; he's got a great sense of humor.  And and!!  This is a choose-your-own-adventure style book!  I loved those as a kid.  I'm ready for the trip down memory lane.

Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World
9. Gnarr! How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World by Jon Gnarr.  I love human-interest books!  And this one looks funny to boot.  I want to read this then pass it along to my mom, who has a dream of someday visiting Iceland.

We Are the Goldens
10. We are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt.  I requested an eARC of this even.  I'm a sister, and I love books about sisterly relationships.  I need to get around to getting this off my ARC tbr stack!

Madame Tussaud's Apprentice
11. Madame Tussaud's Apprentice: An Untold Story of :Love in the French Revolution by Kathleen Benner Duble.  That title!  Aren't you intrigued?

12. Amity by Micol Ostow.  I've heard that Ostow's books are like Stephen King for teens.  I love Stephen King, and I work with teens, so I need need need to check this out.

Meridian (Arclight, #2)
13. Meridian by Josin McQuein.  I read Arclight soon after it was released, and was conflicted about it... I need to read Meridian, I think, to form a full opinion of the series.

Under the Egg
14. Under the Egg by Laura Fitzgerald.  This looked really cute (it's a middle grades mystery).  I ended up recommending it to my niece and she loved it; I just never got around to it myself.

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street
15. The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman.  Historic fiction about a Russian immigrant teen girl.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
16. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  I heard such great things about this one!  And it might end up being my library's 2015 Community Read.  I just need to get around to reading it myself.

We Were Liars
17. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.  I don't even feel like I need to elaborate on this one.  Shame on me for not having read it yet.

Everything Leads to You
18. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour.  This one just sounded so unique and cool.  And it doesn't look too long... I need to read this.

19. Feral by Holly Schindler.  There's just something about the word "feral" that draws me in.  I don't even know anything about this book and I want to read it!

Rich Kids of Instagram
20. Rich Kids of Instagram by The Creator of Rich Kids of Instagram with Maya Sloan.  I think I'll laugh at most of this; some of it may make me angry; all of it will probably entertain me.  No matter what, it'll be a quick read.

Again, sorry for the length of the post!  My tbr stack is too big, but I don't see a solution.  There will always be ALL THE BOOKS I want to read.  ;)  What about you?  What do you wish that you'd read in 2014?  I truly love visiting others' TTT posts, so please leave me a link!


  1. I really liked Grasshopper Jungle! It was super strange and fun! I also liked We Are the Goldens quite a bit. :)

    Angie @ Pinkindle

  2. Oh wow! Most of the books you've featured are new to me, expect of course for I'll Give You the Sun ;) I'm in love with the cover for Strange and Ever After though; it's snagged my attention :D

  3. Yay for I'll Give You The Sun! I'm not always big on romance, but I want to experience Nelson's book for myself. I'm also looking forward to We Were Liars and Everyone Leads to You. It seems like there's a lot of hype surrounding those two books as well, so I want to give all a shot. Enjoy your reads:D

    Claire @ Cover to Cover

  4. I definitely wanted to get a chance to read We Were Liars, I'll Give You the Sun, and Everything Leads to You last year, but sadly there are just too many books to read!! Great List, hopefully you get to read them this year!

    Erica @ Read It. Note It.

  5. I haven't read any of the books on your list! I do want to read I'll Give You the Sun. I've heard such great things about Jandy Nelson's work, especially that book, so it should make its way sooner rather than later to the top of the TBR. Thanks for stopping by my top ten!

    Amber R. @ Bibliophilia, Please

  6. I heard that Falling Into Place is really good, and I just know that the author is still a teenager! My friend also said that We Were Liars is great. I'm looking forward for your review about these books :)

    Tiffany @ The Bookish Thought

  7. I loved I'll Give You the Sun, Grasshopper Jungle, and We Were Liars, and I hope you do too!

  8. I had a hard time liking We Were Liars, it was a but frustrating since everyone seemed to love it.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Paulina @ The Little Book Pixie

  9. I read We Were Liars last summer and, even though the writing was excellent, I didn't care too much for the plot or characters. But everyone's different so hopefully you'll love it! :) I also read the beginning of the Strange & Deadly series, but I haven't gotten to books 2 or 3 yet. - Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks

  10. Great list, so many good books on here. I keep picking up As You Wish when I go in the book shop, I was so excited when I heard about it because I love that film. Hopefully, we'll both get around to it soon.