Books to Read in 2014

I’m almost counting down the days until I won’t be book judging anymore – even if that makes it sound like I despise it. I really don’t, it’s been amazing! I am however, looking forward to reading books of my own choosing and books I haven’t had time for.

Like many book lovers, I have a stack of books I’ve had for far too long that I really need to get around to reading. I highly doubt I’ll get to these in 2014 – all in all, 74 books are listed below. 36 books were listed in my previous post of books I’m anticipating already for 2014. And I hope to judge Aurealis again.

Hopefully listing them here, as well as participating in a few book challenges, will help clear some of my piles of books to read!

Expanding Genres 2014

Pick a book from that genre and read it within that month. Hopefully a book from below.

January: Historical Fiction

February: Fantasy

March: Science Fiction

April: Fairytale or Fable retelling

May: Classic

June: Non-fiction

July: Steampunk/Cyberpunk

August: Modern retelling of a Classic

September: Mystery/Crime

October: Horror

November: Contemporary

December: Dystopian


As seen on Random House – full credit to them! Reading Bingo!




Book Recommendations


  • A Madness of Angels (#1 Matthew Swift) by Kate Griffin
  • Midnight Riot (#1 Peter Grant) by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Patient Zero (Joe Ledger #1) by Jonathan Maberry


  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque


  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki


  • A Fortunate Life by Albert B. Facey
  • Bad Debts (Jack Irish #1) by Peter Temple
  • Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd


  • The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
  • Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto


2012/2013 Books

Books I really wanted to read during 2012/2013 that I still haven’t got to,

  • Throne of the Crescent Moon (#1 Crescent Moon Kingdoms) by Saladin Ahmed
  • Untold (#2 The Lynburn Legacy) by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Steelheart (#1 Reckoners) by Brandon Sanderson
  • Inheritance (Adaptation #2) by Malinda Lo
  • Seer of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters #5) by Juliet Marillier
  • Flame of Sevenwaters (Sevenwaters, #6) by Juliet Marillier
  • Debris (The Veiled Worlds #1) by Jo Anderton
  • The Alchemist of Souls (Night’s Masque #1) by Anne Lyle
  • Besieged (The Outcast Chronicles #1) by Rowena Cory Daniells
  • The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
  • Outcast by Adrienne Kress
  • A Matter of Magic (Mairelon #1-2) by Patricia C. Wrede
  • The Declaration (The Declaration #1) by Gemma Malley
  • The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1) by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Way We Fall (Fallen World #1) by Megan Crewe
  • The Assassin’s Curse (The Assassin’s Curse #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • Geist (Book of the Order #1) by Philippa Ballantine
  • Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1) by Philippa Ballantine
  • The Lives of Tao (Tao #1) by Wesley Chu
  • Cracked (Soul Eater #1) by Eliza Crewe
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness
  • Cold Magic (Spiritwalker #1) by Kate Elliot
  • The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper Fforde
  • The Archived (The Archived #1) by Victoria Schwab

And as a bonus, a list I made back in March 2013 of books I’d noticed people mentioning during the Hugos that I thought I should try out, that I still haven’t managed to:

  • Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
  • The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • The Quantum Thief (#1 The Jean le Flambeur Series) by Hannu Rajaniemi
  • Jack Glass by Adam Roberts
  • The Killing Moon (#1 Dreamblood) by N.K. Jemisin
  • Prince of Thorns (#1 The Broken Empire) by Mark Lawrence
  • Libriomancer (#1 Magic Ex Libris) by Jim C. Hines
  • Nexus (#1 Nexus) by Ramez Naam
  • Range of Ghosts (#1 Eternal Sky) by Elizabeth Bear
  • The Rook (#1 The Checquy Files) by Daniel O’Maley
  • Stray Souls (#1 Magicals Anonymous) by Kate Griffin


Unread Bookshelf Books

Really need to read what I already own, before buying too many more books… From before my above 2012/2013 that I’ve ignored for even longer.

The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) Cordelia's Honor (Vorkosigan Omnibus, #1) The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1) The Map of Time (Trilogía Victoriana, #1) Zoo City

The Gun Seller Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1) Shantaram Mao's Last Dancer

Sabriel (The Old Kingdom Trilogy, #1) Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner, #1) Walking The Tree The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, #1) A Town Like Alice

City of Dreams & Nightmare (City of a Hundred Rows, #1) The Bookman (The Bookman Histories, #1) Swordspoint (Riverside, #1) Battle Royale The Song of Achilles

Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1) Daggerspell (Deverry, #1) The Vesuvius Club (Lucifer Box, #1)


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