Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Top Ten Ten Tuesdays: Kimberly’s Most Anticipated Books of 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is the weekly meme hosted by the excellent blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s list is technically supposed to be about 2014 debuts I am most excited for, but, frankly, I don’t care if a book is a debut or not. So I’m modifying it slightly to 2014 books I am most excited to read. Here goes!

1.  Lair of Dreams (Diviners #2) by Libba Bray – August 5th
Loved the first book! Can’t wait for the next installment! Hate the new covers!

2.  Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs – March 11th
One of my favorite ongoing series. I re-read the whole series last year before the previous book came out and it was so satisfying that I wish I had time to do it again this year.

3.  The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by Deborah Harkness – July 15th
This series is bonkers crazy, and not in the good way. But I suffered through the first two books and feel my life won’t be complete without suffering through this one as well. Also, I have to see if she can actually wrap everything up in 600 pages, since not much  happened in the first book and absolutely nothing happened in the second. I have many doubts.

4.  Blood of My Blood (I Hunt Killers Trilogy #3) by Barry Lyga – September 23rd
I loved I Hunt Killers so much, I read it twice in one year. But when a friend told me about the huge cliffhangers at the end of Game, I decided to wait to read that one until the third book came out. September will be a very morbid month for me…

5.  Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill – January 7th
I know this one came out last week, but I’m still waiting for my library’s budget year to start up again and this one to be ordered. It sounds like an adorable and hilarious meld of Cutting Edge and Freaky Friday. What’s not to love?

6.  Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins – TBA
I’ve had this book preordered on Amazon for months and months and months. Let’s see if the final product (whenever it actually comes out) manages to meet my increasingly high expectations.

7.  The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith – April 15th
My bucket list includes the item “Get stuck in an elevator,” so it’s only natural that a romance about that very thing would appeal to me. Can’t wait!

8.  Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James – April 1st
After reading and loving both of St. James’s previous books last year, I’m excited for her latest offering. The setting, a hospital for soldiers suffering from shell shock after WWI, makes this one sound like it could be her creepiest ghost story yet!

9.  Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera – May 13th
I loved the first book in this duology, and can’t wait to read this one. Such a great mix of zombies, dystopia and romance!

10.  On the Fence by Kasie West – July 1st
(There’s a lot of happy realistic fiction on this list…) I just finished reading West’s first realistic fiction novel, The Distance Between Us, and loved it. Here’s hoping this second offering is as sweet and fun to read!

Now, how about we move some of the pub dates forward a few months, eh?