1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.
Luckily, I won this in a competition the other day — and I have to say, I’m super excited to see what all the fuss is about. This is a novel that has been recommended so much during 2014 I’ve lost count about the times I’ve read the phrase “You need to read this” in regards to this book! So I’m looking forward to see whether it’ll deliver.
2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
I’m actually reading this one now. (See what I did there? Clever advertising of my Facebook page. You should totally “like” it. ;) ) I’m about 130-ish pages into the novel, and . . . Ugh, I don’t know. It’s massive, for a start — so that is really quite off-putting. But it hasn’t grabbed me such as an uber-large novel like A Game of Thrones did. I’ll finish it, I’m sure, and the writing is wonderful . . . I’m just not that into Historical Fiction.
3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
This book was also on my list last week. Pretty much everything written by Rainbow Rowell has been recommended to me. There were a few months on my Goodreads feed where people were just constantly raving about her books. I really hope I’ll enjoy it.
4. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.
Anther author that is recommended to me is Maggie Stiefvater, but in particular, The Raven Cycle. So I guess I should read this one, then? Any of you guys have read it? I’d love to hear your thoughts below; I enjoyed Shiver, but for some reason, I haven’t read this one yet.
5. Sabriel by Garth Nix.
I have a copy of this book! I’m constantly hearing people talking about these Old Kingdom books, so now I get to see what all the fuss is about.
6. Red Rising by Pierce Brown.
I swear all I have seen of this novel is five-star glowing reviews of it. I must read it. Apparently. According to the interwebs, anyway.
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
I haven’t picked this one up purely because it does not — at all — sounds like something I would enjoy. Yet it’s constantly getting rave reviews, and I know there was recently an adaptation released of this.
8. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.
So apparently this is sad. But good, too. It’s the whole sad part which is putting me off . . .
9. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.
Apparently I must read this book. It has dragons in it, so it’s a wonder I haven’t yet read it.