Seems I missed that one…

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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

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15 responses

  1. 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 πŸ™‚

    • 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!)

  2. 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.

  3. Ha, top 15! I should have kept going! πŸ™‚ 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!

  4. 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.

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