Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten 2014 Releases I Wanted to Read but Didn't Get to

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When I saw the topic for today's list, I knew that it would be a simple one for me to create my list. Today's topic is the top ten 2014 releases I meant to read, but didn't get to.  And for me the list was easy. Because all I had to do was go through my publisher emails of review titles to compile this list. The only problem I had? Well narrowing it down from publisher!

So I ended up with the Bethany House Publishers (a Christian Publishing House for those who wondered) titles that I didn't select to review for one reason or another (too many choices that month and I wanted a specific title, etc).

Here is my list in order they were released

1. Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate - Came out in February 2014. I'd never read anything by this author at this point (I have now, so it's on my list.)


2. Death by the Book by Julianna Deering - Came out in March 2014. I've read books 1 & 3, but need to read 2. Maybe I can find it at the library.


3. Love Comes Calling by Siri Mitchell - Came out in March 2014. The email for the March releases had several titles I wanted to read, but I could only pick one!


4. Until I Found You by Victoria Bylin - Came out in May 2014. I've read a lot of her Love Inspired Historicals and have enjoyed them, so I was excited to add her full length contemporary novel to my list.


5. Truth Be Told by Carol Cox - Came out in June 2014. I've enjoyed her others and will get to this one someday.


6. Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas - Came out in August 2014. This one didn't even hit my radar until recently when I've heard chatter about how wonderful it is. I'll need to see if I can rent it.

7. Playing By Heart by Anne Mateer - Came out in September 2014. Another one that looks really good.


8. The Brickmaker's Bride by Judith Miller - Came out in October 2014. This one hit my radar recently by having the cover capture my attention. So now I want to read it.


9. The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn - Came out in December 2014. I've actually got this one at home because I received it as a winner in a giveaway. I'm sorta reading it. So far it's good. So maybe I'll finish it soon.


10. A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings - Came out in December 2014. I've found Regina's books to be delightful in the past and I'm looking forward to getting to read this one. Someday.

I did discover that I've got 4 of these on my Kindle! So yay for me!

10 comments:

  1. Dawn, I think every book on your list could have made mine as well! I highly recommend Until I Found You by Victoria Bylin. It had the depth that I love, as well as great romance, and made my "best of the best" list for 2014: http://booksmusicandlife.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-2014-best-of-best-in-christian.html

    As much as I love British mysteries, I should have made time for Julianna Deering before now. Appalachian settings are also a draw for me and I already have Miracle in a Dry Season - just need more reading time!

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    1. I'm anxious to get to the Victoria Bylin one. It is one of the ones I've got on my Kindle. So maybe soon.

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  2. Great list! There are several on here that I have wanted to read, as well. It was so hard to narrow my list down to just ten!

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  3. Oh my gosh, Wildwood Creek was one of my top 10 for 2014, you really need to get to that one!
    Lisa Wingate is one of my favorite authors.

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    1. My first experience with Lisa's books was with Story Keeper. Since then, she's hit my radar.

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  4. Julianna's books are some of my absolute favorites! Super happy to know she has more coming with Drew. :)

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    1. I know! I'm super happy to get more of Drew.

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  5. I'm reading A Most Inconvenient Marriage right now. It's been intriguing so far! :)

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  6. I really enjoyed "A Most Inconvenient Marriage" (my first read by the author), and have heard another reader call "The Brickmaker's Bride" Judith Miller's best yet. Really looking forward to that one!
    Did you ever finish "Patmos Deception"? I usually love Davis Bunn's work, but found that one a bit slower. Maybe it was just me, though?

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    1. No, I've not finished Patmos Deception. At least not yet.

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