Top 10 Tuesday (this week I’ve done a bad-ass top 15) is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish and featuring a different book-related theme each week. I was a bit of a TTT-slacker last year, even though I generally love a list. Anyways, this week’s topic is ‘2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To’.
1. Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
2. Us by David Nicholls
3. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers
4. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
5. We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
6. Thirst by Kerry Hudson
7. The Children Act by Ian McEwan
8. Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
9. Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
10. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
11. The Golden Age by Joan London
12. Family Life by Akhil Sharma
13. The Ark by Annabel Smith
14. The Strays by Emily Bitto
15. How to be Both by Ali Smith
I’ve not read any of these, but I hope you’ll enjoy them all. 🙂
I was discussing Us and Funny Girl with MR Books over dinner tonight – he normally loves these two authors, but struggled with both their new books.
But on a happier note, I can tell you that Nora Webster is wonderful. Great to see some Aussie books on your list too 🙂
I read Hornby’s A Long Way Down last year – didn’t think much of it at all so haven’t rushed out for Funny Girl.
I loved One Day and although I’ve been luke-warm about his other novels, I have read a couple of reviews that suggested Us was comparable to One Day. We’ll see…
And yes, Aussie books (because AWW2015!)
I haven’t read any of those either, but do have The Golden Age on my list today too. I do like Nick Hornby but haven’t read his last few- I should catch up with them.
I read Hornby’s last one (A Long Way Down) and didn’t like it so I’ve been a bit reluctant to read Funny Girl. That said, read a good review of it on a blog that I like, so I’ll probably get to it soon.
Nice list. hope you read them soon.
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I didn’t read any of these. I was really bad at reading new releases last year.
Great list! A lot of these titles are new to me. Here’s my TTT. Happy reading!
You must read The Golden Age, How to be both, and The Ark.
All in my very near reading future… Have to wrestle the iPad off husband to read The Ark though (obviously need the full interactive experience).
Ha, top 15! I should have kept going! 🙂 Bellweather Rhapsody and The Paying Guests really should have been on my list too — I picked up copies last year, and still haven’t touched them. Good luck getting through all of these — looks like you have some great books to enjoy!
I missed Nora Webster too. Great list!
We both have The Paying Guests on our lists and I missed Bellweather Rhapsody last year and many others.
So many interesting books in your list! Funny Girl and How to Be Both really ought to have been in mine as well 🙂
Oh, thrilled to be on this list, alongside some books I love and/or want to read myself. I loved The Strays and liked The Golden Age very much too. I found The Children Act pretty mediocre. I fear we’re entering post-peak-McEwan. I’d like to read the Eggers. His books are always interesting, even if they don’t quite work.