2014 Rewind: Most Anticipated Reads of 2014

At the start of 2014, I made myself a list of the most anticipated reads of the year from a variety of genres and categories. Throughout the year, this list has been constantly on my mind because I was really excited about these books, and I know that sometimes books get buried at the bottom of my TBR list and never see daylight ever again, so I swore that this list will take priority because SHINY BOOKS ARE SHINY. Let’s see how well I did!



  • A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd / Definitely one of my favorite books last year! I don’t read a whole lot of middle grade books nowadays, but A Snicker of Magic was just magical.
  • Hungry by H.A. Swain / I was disappointed with this one. The storyline was exciting and dramatic, but there was just too much going on and I didn’t know where it was going. Meh.
  • Year of No Sugar by Eve Schaub / Ah, good memories of this book! Not something I would try (because, I mean, 🍪🍫🍩!!!) but Schaub’s humorous narrative and detailed experiences were worth the read.


  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige (Goodreads) / It started off okay, but I kind of lost interest in the middle of it. I’m going to drop this book as my new year’s resolutions are allowing me to, yippee!
  • How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer (Goodreads) / Put it down a few pages in and haven’t picked it back up. (This hasn’t happened to me since A Game of Thrones – I can taste the freedom of not finishing books, wow.)


  • I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora (Goodreads) / Um yes! Eventually, haha. I like the literary reference in this one!
  • On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor (Goodreads) / Running running running yes.
  • Ha! by Scott Weems (Goodreads) / I’ve obtained this book and I will read it eventually. Lots of ‘eventually’s on this list, haha. (WAS THAT A PUN?)
  • We Are All Stardust by Stefan Klein (Goodreads) / This was the book on this list that I was most excited about a year ago. Still excited about it, so hopefully I can check this one off my list this year!


  • Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington (Goodreads) / I’m slowly falling off of the middle grade bandwagon, unfortunately… especially if it sounds cute-but-normal. 😦
  • Cell by Robin Cook (Goodreads) / My first Robin Cook experience didn’t go too well, so I think I need some more time before going back to him.
  • Resistant by Michael Palmer (Goodreads) / Not feeling the medical thriller vibe this year – I don’t think I need more suspense or nightmares about my research in 2015!

I guess it’s good to be able to look back and remove the books that I know I won’t be reading so that my TBR pile looks somewhat normal-er… and most anticipated reads of 2015, you ask? I think this year I’ll stick with the books currently on my to-read list as well as some rereads, and less of the new shiny stuff if I can help it. New books are amazing, but so are old ones, right? 😉

Did you read everything on your 2014 list? What were some of your favorites?


5 thoughts on “2014 Rewind: Most Anticipated Reads of 2014

      • HI SOPHIE by the way, just happy to hear your life updates and that your life is busy but good, which is why you haven’t been posting as much. That’s so much better than busy and bad! So keep up the good work, and hopefully some super happy reads will come your way!! 😀

        • I’m glad to be back, haha! I was actually just catching up on some of your reads, so you’ll see me on your blog soon 😛 I somehow missed your Anne McCaffrey post reply to my comment WHAT so I’ll get on that too!

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