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?
Interesting list. I haven't read any of these, although some of them are on my TBR mountain. WHAT WE SEE WHEN WE READ looks especially intriguing.ReplyDelete
It sounds so interesting, right? It's so easy for us to imagine things in our favorite books but I have no idea how the brain does that!Delete
Don't worry, I haven't read Untamed State yet either!ReplyDelete
Oh thank goodness!Delete
You are hardly the last person to read An Untamed State, I honestly just started hearing about it in the past month..where was I? I hope you find time to read them. I have piles from 2014 that I didn't read...ughReplyDelete
There is a part of me that thinks we are just making ourselves crazy. We will never have time to read all of the books we want to read. Although if someone won the lottery and we could all just sit around and read all day, that would help...:)Delete
Oh, I totally want to read An Unnecessary Woman and What We See When We Read, too. Hopefully they'll be some time when I can squeeze them in!ReplyDelete
I hope you get a chance to read them soon. They both sound great!Delete
These lists are sort of making me laugh. I tend to think I read a mix of new books and backlist. But even the bloggers who I think read only new books seem to have a long list of books they missed!
This is a great list! I want to read Girl on a Wire, too. (I've not read Untamed State, so you're not totally alone there....) Speak and What We See When We Read are going to have to go on my non-fic list, too. Thanks! Totally broadening my literary horizons here. :)ReplyDelete
Kasey @ thestorysanctuary.com
Haha! I'm glad to help. :)Delete
These look great! I haven't read any of these yet either.ReplyDelete
Isn't it funny how sometimes lists all look the same and then other times, you are seeing new books everywhere??Delete
I have Girl on a Wire on hold at the library and I'm just waiting for it to come it; maybe soon? I hope it's as good as it sounds.ReplyDelete
Hooray! I will have to check back and see what you thought.Delete
What We See When We Read sounds fascinating. I've never heard of it, but I bet you'll learn quite a bit when you're able to get around to it!ReplyDelete
It does sound fascinating although I wonder if it will make me overthink everything I read now!Delete
You aren't alone! I haven't read An Untamed State yet either!!!ReplyDelete
I'm glad I brought all these other late readers out of hiding! :)Delete
What The Family Needed sounds pretty interesting!ReplyDelete
I don't tend to read a lot of new releases, although I did read about 3 or so last year, however the one I feel like I missed out on is Horrorstor - I so wanted to read that but never got round to it.
Bits & Bobs
Oooh these are all new to me and sound great! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
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The Nesting Place sounds really interesting--I'm constantly frustrated by the state of STUFF all around the house. I hope you'll share the insights from the book!ReplyDelete
Belzhar was a shocking favorite of mine from last year. It was so wonderful and touching - I hope you get to read it soon!ReplyDelete