Today, I'm linking up with The Broke and The Bookish to talk about all of the 2014 releases that we meant to read...but then we read those other books instead.
I'm really intrigued by books that feature nontraditional protagonists, especially if they are older women. This star of this story is Aaliya, a crank elderly woman who is dealing with an aging body and memories of the Lebanese Civil War.
A family discovers that they are gifted with superpowers at moments of crisis. Sounds awesome, right?
Lena is the last transcriptionist at a massive NYC newspaper. She makes a discovery that will change the way she thinks about language, technology, and people.
Hi there. I'm the last person to read this book. I know, I know.
I don't read a ton of fantasy, but readers are loving this tale of a young girl who feels unprepared to be queen.
Blogger Nish Wiseth asks why we don't use stories the way that Jesus did. Wiseth is a great writer and I can't wait to dig into this one.
I love reading books that teach me things and make them seem accessible to my decidedly unscientific life. Art Editor Peter Medelsund sets out to teach us why we visualize the people, places, and events in our favorite stories the way that we do.
I love Meg Wolitzer. I love Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. I think this is what we call a no-brainer.
As a child, one of my favorite stories featured a girl who learned to walk the high-wire from a man staying in their family's boarding house. This sounds like a grown-up version, with shades of The Night Circus.
Let's be real here. Our home is the current residence of a toddler and a seven year old. Tidy is an unusual condition at this point. But this book posits that we can decorate our home for real life - ninja boys and glitter messes included. I'm totally in.
Which 2014 releases do you still need to read?