Saturday, January 10, 2015

TBR list from Bloggers' Best of 2014 Lists

So 2014 was not my best reading year - lots of weddings to celebrate (6!), travel (between me and the hubs we went to Park City UT, New Orleans, Nashville, Las Vegas, UP Michigan, Louisville, and Chicago), and delving deeper into my jewelry making did some real damage.  With all of those distractions, I didn't feel as though I had read enough and with enough variety to create my own best of 2014 list.  That didn't stop me from excitedly perusing other bloggers' end of the year lists.  This, of course, caused much book coveting and below is just a smidge of my TBR list that I gleaned from all of those "Best of 2014" lists:

The Martian by Andy Weir - I initially ignored all of the rave reviews about this book because it didn't sound like something that would interest me...but it's appeared on soooo many "best of" lists that I think I need to step out of my comfort zone and try this one.

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu - I've been wanting to find another fantastic sci-fi novel and, based on all of the international acclaim, this sounds like it may be the one!

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi - a debut novel that has received lots of rave reviews...and I seem to be a sucker for an Afghanistan setting.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson - I've wanted to read Woodson previously but it sounds as though this is her best work yet!

In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides - a non-fiction page-turner...sign me up!

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North - a Groundhog Day-esque plot line that must be extremely compelling to make so many "best of" lists.

What about you folks?  See anything from the end of the year lists that really catches your eye?


  1. Pro: End of the year TBR lists let me find lots of fantastic books. Con: My already huge TBR list grows even more.

    Btw, I just looked at your Etsy site. You have some really gorgeous stuff!!! Love it :)

    1. Aw thanks Meg! And I totally agree, it's awesome finding all of these great recommendations but it puts a serious hurtin' on my TBR!