Top Ten Tuesday [#13]: 2014 Misses

FullSizeRender-7 I was kicking myself when I missed last week’s prompt. Because  as much as I’ve read almost a couple of hundred books last year, there simply wasn’t enough time to get through what TBR pile I’ve amassed throughout 2014.

I’m so glad that this week is a freebie, because then I have a chance to create a list that have been featured in the past. In this case, the immediate past.  So I thought I’d go ahead and showcase the books published last year that I didn’t get to read that I wanted to so badly.


invisible by james patterson 

On the heels of my Sandra Brown reading romp last year, I realized that there’s a lot to be had in the suspense aisle of my bookstore. James Patterson has written 28,498,308,043 books (give or take). I didn’t want to jump into his popular Alex Cross series, because I only have time for stand alone nowadays. Invisible seem like the perfect diving board into the world of James Patterson.

the heiresses by sara shepard

I went to New York City last spring. For about a couple of weeks, I missed its hustle and bustle. The Heiresses, as the title indicates, is about the daughters of the privileged Saybrooks: diamond empire, with a family secret to boot, and yeah, they rule NYC.

red rising by pierce brown

Am I the only one who hasn’t read this one yet? In my defence, this sounds like a Science Fiction novel. IT IS a Science Fiction novel. I’m wary, but after all the glowing reviews for this series, there is no question that I need to read this one, stat.

the seeker by r.b. chesterton

By show of hands, how many of y’all are familiar with Henry David Thoreau? No? Well, me either. That is what grabbed me when I first laid eyes on this book. Once in a while, I do like to read about things or people that I don’t know. While this one is probably a fictional take on Thoreau’s life, it’s at least a step in the right direction.

while beauty slept by elizabeth Blackwell

All you really need to know is that this is a twist to Sleeping Beauty.

the girl who saved the king of sweden by jonas jonasson

This sounds like a barrel of fun; complete with a missing missile. Someone at the bookstore practically shoved this book to my face, but I haven’t had the opportunity to crack open its spine. Hopefully this year.

the silent history by eli horowitz

World War Z meets The Children of Men? How could I have not read this as soon as I got home from the bookstore? This sounds like the perfect horror read.

hrc: state secrets and the rebirth of hillary clinton by jonathan allen


don’t touch by rachel m. wilson

This book has connotations of a supernatural in nature. But I was surprised to find out that it’s about someone with a debilitating disorder. I wanted to read it because I thought it would be an interesting read.

sea of shadows by kelley Armstrong

I wasn’t too keen on reading books about dragons, no matter how kick ass they may sound. I am however, a fan of Kelley Armstrong. It sucks that I didn’t get to this last year.

What’s your freebie list today?