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January 13: Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To.

all the light

1. All the Light We Cannot See; Anthony Doerr. A story about people, and connections–and the reviews say things like haunting, lyrical, and beautiful.

book strange new things

2. The Book of Strange New Things; Michel Faber. I read a snippet about this story, and it had lovely writing.

book of unknown americans

3. The Book of Unknown Americans; Cristina Henriquez. A story about immigrants, and the American Dream. Sounds sad, but thoughtful.

cant we talk

4. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant; Roz Chast. A graphic novel memoir about a crazy family, all things I like.


5. Endsinger; Jay Kristoff. Book three in an amazing Japanese steampunk series, with storm tigers and plenty of action.

girls kingfisher

6. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club; Genevieve Valentine. A recasting of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, in the era of flappers. Sounds like fun.

invisible ellen2

7. Invisible Ellen; Shari Shattuck. A woman who’s ignored by everyone finally does something exciting enough to be noticed.

I want it that way

8. I Want it That Way; Ann Aguirre. A romance by an author I adore enough that I’ll try anything by her.

leaving time

9. Leaving Time; Jodi Picoult. A woman searching for her missing mother–with elephants. It sounds a bit complicated, but interesting.

what if

10. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Randall Munroe. Because sometimes you wonder the strangest things.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

21 responses »

  1. Sam says:

    Someone recommended The Girls at the Kingfisher Club to me because I love the 20s. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  2. The Book of Strange New Things!!! Yes. Read it. 🙂 I also want to read The Book of Unknown Americans. I’ve heard really good things.
    My TTT!

  3. moosha23 says:

    All the Light We Cannot See (saw that in the bookshop. Didn’t get it. Sigh. Biggest regret ever). Also…what if? sounds brilliant – I can imagine just poring over the pages wondering about the different barmy possibilities all justified with scientific explanations. Gosh, I’m in love with it already!

  4. lynnsbooks says:

    I was looking forward to seeing your list! The Kingfisher book is definitely one I fancy – and surprisingly don’t own! Maybe I’ll treat myself – but only if I read one of my unread from 2014 books.
    Lynn 😀

  5. samoak says:

    I hadn’t heard of The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, but I might have to check that one out. I adore books set in the 1920’s. They’re my weakness. 😛

  6. All the Light We Cannot See was one of my favorite books I read last year. If/when you read it, I hope you enjoy it!

  7. bornandread says:

    Good list – I hope you get to these this year! I am really keen to read the first three in your list as well.

  8. Ooh, Japanese Steampunk, that sounds great! Since it’s the third in a series, I assume you’ve read the first two? How were they?
    I keep hearing about All The Light We See, and saw it at Value Village, but ended up passing it by. Perhaps that was a mistake…

  9. The titles on this list alone are compelling. Going Goodreads hopping now. 🙂

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