Sunday, January 5, 2014

Must Read in 2014

Alright, I'll do it.  Every year I know I have that To Be Read list on Goodreads, but I've never set a yearly goal for myself.  

Sure, I've immersed myself in #bookaday during the summer or during vacations from school.  But this will be new.  I must conquer that book stack that is taking over my house!

Thank you to Carrie Gelson for inviting me to participate in Must Read in 2014!  You can find information about #mustreadin2014 and links to other bloggers at:

Also, the book nerd community of Indianapolis has an awesome event happening on Twitter this year, too.  You can find it at #Read26Indy.  The goal is to read 26 books, of whatever genre or length, and post about the titles using the hashtag #Read26Indy.

Join us!

Here are my titles, in no particular order:

MG novels:

1. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu  Read Jan. 2014
2. The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell Read Jan. 2014
3. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
4. Hound Dog True by Linda Urban Read Feb. 2014
5. Cardboard by Doug TenNapel (Graphic novel) Read July 2014
6. The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman
7. The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt Read Feb. 2014
8. Doll Bones by Holly Black Read July 2014
9. Every Day After by Laura Golden
10. The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow by Andy Griffiths Read March 2014
11. Comics Squad: Recess! by Jennifer Holm Read at #nErDcampMI, July 2014
12. Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner Read July 2014
13. Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder
14. Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake by Julie Sternberg Read Fall 2014
15. Coraline by Neil Gaiman Read April 2014
16. Wonkenstein by Obert Skye Read May 2014
17. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
18. The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes Read Jan. 2014
19. A Tale Dark & Grimm #1 by Adam Gidwitz Read March 2014
20. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
21. Nightingale's Nest by Nikki Loftin
22. The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths Read Summer 2014
23. A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd Read April 2014
24. Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff Read May 2014
25. How to Outrun a Crocodile When your Shoes are Untied by Jess Keating Read June 2014
26. Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff Read June 2014
27. Amulet, Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi Read July 2014
28. Shredderman: Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen Read June 2014

YA novels:
1. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
2. Allegiant by Veronica Roth Read Jan. 2014
3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Read Jan. 2014
4. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey Read Jan. 2014
5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Read June 2014
6. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale Read Feb. 2014
7. This Side of Paradise by Steven Lane
8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Read May 2014 - in one morning.  That's how much I enjoyed this book!
9. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
10. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
11. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith Read March 2014
12. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne Read July 2014
13. Paper Towns by John Green
14. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Read July 2014

Adult novels:
1. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
2. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
3. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
4. Inferno by Dan Brown
5. Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
6. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - Reread June 2014

What other books are in your To Be Read stack?  Please share!


  1. Paper Towns and Goose Girl are two of my favorites! And I didn't know Rainbow Rowell had a new book coming. Just added it to my list! Thanks!

    1. Franki, Yay! I am so looking forward to reading those two, also. You'd think I would have read all of John Green's books, seeing that he's a local author! And yes, I am looking forward to "Landline" also! Thanks for your comments!

  2. We have many similar titles on our lists! Will be fun to discuss. I am seriously missing Fangirl characters which was my first 2014 read. Love Goose Girl I have read all of the books in this series. Shannon Hale is amazing. So happy you are joining us!

    1. Thanks, Carrie! I am looking forward to chatting with you about these titles! I adored the Fangirl characters. I kind of wish they could have their own series. :)

  3. Looks like a good list! I'm reading The Secret Garden right now. I never read it as a kid, but have always loved the story. There are lots of books that I didn't read as a kid, that I'm reading!! Love it!

    1. Oh, I LOVE The Secret Garden. It was my favorite book as a child and might still be. I remember crying when my mom was finished reading it to me for the first time because I loved it so much. I think it's great that you are reading older books! I reread The Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye last year for that very reason. Keep me updated!