Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten 2014 Releases I
Didn’t Get To Reading
These releases aren’t ordered by regret or anything (though I do feel bad for hyping some of them to myself during the year.) I think I should go all full disclosure on the 3-4 ARCs I didn’t even get to reviewing. lolololol I’m good at this reading thing.
Guardian – Alex London
Timed myself to binge read both Proxy and Guardian after its 2014 release—didn’t happen.
All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
Impulse bought and chilling on my nightstand. Cool, but so are 12937137129380812 other books.
The Girl with All the Gifts – M.R. Carey
The truth: I read the blurb—intrigued—still a no go.
Months later: Opened up its affiliated Goodreads—vision rolls over genre listings: oh… (It might not really be spoilers but I surely wasn’t expecting that.)
Half a King – Joe Abercrombie
2014 was the year I binged through the entirety of Game of Thrones. And then I wanted more. Then I happened over this in the store.
Bird Box – Josh Malerman
Perhaps I was daunted by it being so short but also so very expensive. (I thought I’d enjoy it and therefore would require my own physical copy to tab and stuff.)
Endgame: The Calling – James Frey
I guess I did start reading Endgame at Coles but only made it to chapter three before peacing out. I was also wondering if there were film options for this series and I happened across the official book (?) trailer LOL (to which the voiceover sounds like Jeff Bridges’ Giver).
Red Rising – Pierce Brown
There are no reasons for this. I just suck.
Ari and Dante – Benjamin Alire Saenz
If it’s any consolation, I can definitively say that its among the top books that has remained at the top of my TBR for months. Otherwise, there is nothing to be said other than “eventually.“
Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
Wanted to read it before the movie was released in theatres—decided not to watch Mockingjay. No problem, I got 11 more months until I this predicament resurfaces.
Legend Trilogy / Unwind Dystology / Mistborn Trilogy
I’ll probably make do with completing one series per year.
Manga Completed in 2014
Naruto (Dude…the fifteen year journey has reached an ending…)
Kuroko no Basuke (One would think that since I cosplayed this, I would have more of an urgency to finish this manga. Nope.)
While these are just some of the many titles I haven’t found time to read, I actually wouldn’t trade the hours I spent in 2014 reading novels like We Were Liars to read any of the above instead. I guess a part of me is fine with the books I read; even if they were terrible. They were read with intent and for enjoyment, and though 70% of what I read didn’t resonate with me [at all]…they were all value-added in the grand scheme of growing yourself as a reader–and that has to count for something, right?