Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want to Read in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

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1. The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness – because it’s Patrick Ness, obviously, and also because we got a bunch of free copies to read and review! So you can look forward to that.

2. Skinned by Robin Wasserman – sitting on my bedstand as I write this post.

3. Not A Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis – right underneath Skinned hehe…

4. Because this is for all of 2014 I guess I’ll move past the next couple of weeks, I think I’d like to read The Diviners and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray because Going Bovine was awesome. I’d also like to read something by Maureen Johnson, she has been recommended to me many times and I would like to give it a go, actually, on that note, I’d also like to read something by Garth Nix. OH! And I’d like to read more Diana Wynne Jones. 🙂 This isn’t a fair question! I don’t know book titles per se but I know authors and trust them to have written several good books that should be on my list. Bah.

5. Finish all the series I have started and not been able to finish!!! So Uglies, Unwind, The Maze Runner and Divergent (yes, despite really disliking the first one  of both of these series, I should give the rest of the books a shot!). There are more that aren’t dystopia, some graphic novels, and some littler kids stuff (Spiderwick and Sisters Grimm, oh and the next parts of A Tale Dark and Grimm! from fairy tales month) but I’ll get to it all eventually!


There are a lot of books I want to read in 2014 but as this is children’s lit blog, I have limited my selections to children’s literature and books that I already own. 2014 is the year I wrest my to real pile into submission and into a manageable number.

1. Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh
This is going to happen soon. I have been casting covetous glances at it as it preens proudly on my shelf (how about that alliteration?).

2. Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake
I’ve had this forever and I really liked what I read from Blake in Antigoddess so yeah, this is happening.

3. Liesl & Po – Lauren Oliver
This book is so beautiful it’s a shame I have yet to read it.

4. Nowhere Girl – A. J. Paquette
The cover is gorgeous and it remains with me for that reason alone.

5. The Book of Wonders – Jasmine Richards
A retelling of 1001 Nights.

6. The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
I have a signed copy and I heard Gaiman reading from it which convinced me to get said signed copy. I mean, I spent a lot of money on it. I should read it.


1. Wildlife of Western Canada by Tom Hunter. Okay, not so much read as memorize. I love being able to identify birds and ground animals. The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education manual by the BC Wildlife Federation is another book I’d like to memorize.

2. The Looneyspoons Collection by Janet and Greta Podleski. Yes, it’s a cookbook. I’ve made a few recipes, and I’d like to work my way through this book. Health facts and humour – and lots of yummy things to cook and bake.

3. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

4. I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett. Some time ago I looked up the Tiffany Aching books, and this was the projected title for the next one. I had not realized until now that this book had actually been published three and a half years ago.

5. More picturebooks! More middle grade books! More YA novels… maybe.


1. The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan: I am rather in love with her writing.

2. The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu: Loved Legend, must read more!

3.  Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: I’m back in love with fairytale adaptations because of Cinder.