The Silver Lining | Top Ten 2014 Releases I’m Dying to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. My list is in no particular order.

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Books 1-3

1. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss is in my Top 5 all time favorite books and Lola and the Boy Next Door isn’t far beyond. So of course I can’t wait for Isla–and to go back to Paris! And to reunite with Etienne St. Clair, who is my boyfriend, not Anna’s.

2. Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

Cole is my other boyfriend. He was my favorite thing about the Shiver series even though he didn’t show up until the second book (much in the same way Finnick is my favorite part of the Hunger Games series). I can’t wait for a novel all about him! I hope he’s naked a lot.

3. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Obviously I’m not the only one who caught the Rainbow Rowell bug this year. I loved Fangirl so much and I can’t wait to see what she does with a non-contemp premise.

Books 4-6

4. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Any time Laurie Halse Anderson releases a new book, I must devour it immediately. I love her writing voice so much, but not just her writing voice–I love her writing advice. She gave me some of the best writing advice I’ve ever received at SCBWI LA in 2011. I had loved her before that but now I love her even more.

5. Panic by Lauren Oliver

I’m so glad Lauren Oliver is doing contemporary again. I love Before I Fall more than her dystopian series so I’m excited to read this.

6. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart is another author where I must pick up her new book as soon as it comes out. This one sounds more in the vain of Frankie Landau-Banks than the Ruby Oliver series and I’m totally okay with that (even though the Ruby Oliver series was one of the influences to my daughter’s middle name Ruby).

Books 7-9

7. Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

This one sounds amazing! I’ve played with the similar idea of a girl doing bad things to people and then having to face the consequences in my own writing so I’m super curious to see how Julie tackles this.

8. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

This one sounds swoony and romantic and everything I love in a contemporary.

9. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page

You all know how much I adore retellings and this one sounds really different and unique. I love the idea of making a beloved literary character into a villain.

10. Raven Boys #3 by Maggie Stiefvater

Goodreads says this comes out in 2014 and I sincerely hope that’s the case because I cannot wait any longer than that for this book! Ronan is one of my fave characters ever, and I love Gansey too. The writing in these books is gorgeous. I must have this in my hands soon!

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