Tuesday, January 13, 2015

TTT - 2014 releases I meant to read but didn't get to

Another Tuesday already? Must be time to talk about books and link up with the Broke and the Bookish!

There were a lot of new releases that I wanted to read in 2014, and I was able to get hold of a lot of them. But due to time and financial constraints (or my library not having them - RUDE), there were still a whole bunch that I didn't get around to reading yet. Here are ten of them:

1. A Thousand Pieces of You - Claudia Gray
I bought this one back in November, but never got around to reading it. I rectified that about ten days ago, and it was as fabulous as I was hoping. 

2. The Infinite Sea - Rick Yancey
I really did mean to read this one. But I have almost no memory of what happened in The 5th Wave, apart from the fact that I loved every second of it. So really, this was more a case of needing to reread the first book before I jump into the second one. 

3. Afterworlds - Scott Westerfeld
I've been recommended this one time and time again, but my library doesn't yet have a copy, and whenever I've seen it in store, it's been like $25 which is an insane amount to spend on one novel... 

4. Masquerade - Kylie Fornasier
I entered a bunch of competitions to try and win a copy of this one, but failed miserably on every count. I should probably just go buy a copy already...

5. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride - Cary Elwes
I really want to get hold of this one in physical form, because I don't really like reading non-fiction in ebook form if I can possibly help it. And I have yet to see it for a price that won't break the bank. Sigh. 

6. This Shattered World - Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, and unlike The 5th Wave, I actually remember what happens and everything! But for some reason, despite the fact that this is sitting on my Kindle, I haven't felt like it was the right time to pick this one up just yet. 

7. South of Darkness - John Marsden
I've yet to meet a John Marsden book that I've not enjoyed, so it's a little surprising that I haven't read his first book for adults yet. Especially considering it's about colonial Australia. But I just can't justify the cost of the hard cover! 

8. Made for You - Melissa Marr
I REALLY WANT TO READ THIS ONE OMG. But $17 for an ebook edition is crazy talk. 

9. Love Letters to the Dead - Ava Dellaira
I've heard mixed reviews on this one, and that's made me hesitate enough that I don't really want to spend money on it. Hopefully my library gets a copy soon, or it'll languish on the to-read list for a while longer. 

10. Northanger Abbey - Val McDermid
It's no secret that I love Pride & Prejudice sequels and reimaginings. So when I found out about the Austen Project, I was pretty excited. I mean, amazing authors doing reimaginings of all Austen's books? YES PLEASE. I have yet to read any of them, so really the whole project should be on this list, but this modernised version of Northanger Abbey is probably the one I'm most excited about. 

What's on your list? Have you read any of these? Which one should I read first?

K xx

11 comments:

  1. Afterworlds is on my extended list, sounds quite interesting. I don't know many people who have read it yet so I don't know what I am getting into. Happy readings :)

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  2. Wait, Val McDermit actually does modernisations of all the Jane Austen books? That sounds great.
    Also, Love Letters to the Dead. I was curious about that one myself but don't know at the moment. It fell off my radar.

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  3. The Infinite Sea and Afterworlds are both ones I need to get to. And I got an ARC of Afterworld at BEA last summer, so I have no excuse! Made For You was pretty good! Hope you get to it soon.



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  4. Number 3 and 5 sound great! You always have the most amazing book suggestions on your lists!

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  5. WHAT?! $17?! Seriously how could anyone pay that for an ebook. That's crazy stuff. (Though, in order to make the situation worse, lol, I LOVED Made For You. So creepy and awesome.)
    I had way too many books to do this list. Embarrassing, much?! I just...gah. I don't know what I did last year, but it wasn't read an awful lot of 2014 books!

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  6. I actually checked again yesterday and for some reason, it was down to $8 so I bought it. HURRAH. But yeah, $17. Insanity. The default price seems to be $12.99 at the moment, which is still far too much for an ebook as far as I'm concerned.

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  7. I'm really excited about reading Made for You, especially seeing as I found out last night that the ebook had been marked down to $8!

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  8. The project involves a whole lot of different authors. Val McDermid did the Northanger Abbey one. Joanna Harris did Sense and Sensibility, and I think Alexander McCall Smith did Emma??? One of them, anyway.

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  9. I have very little idea of what it's about, but I've heard excellent things about it!

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  10. Very cool. I will have to investigate this (which I will probably forget about so expect me asking about this again at some point).

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