Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten Books I Read in 2014


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday asks bloggers to list their top ten books we read in 2014. The following books are in no particular order.

Favorite Book I Read in 2014


1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell because Fangirl is definitely one of my all time favorite books. I think it has to do with the fanfiction. When I was in high school in the early 2000's, my sister and I were obsessed with reading Harry Potter fanfiction. I see a lot of myself in this book and it brings back memories.



Favorite Books I Read in 2014 by Particular Genre


Contemporary


2. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han because I love how the book focuses on sisterly bonding between Lara Jean and her two sisters. Also, the books shows a variety of family dynamics between the different families.

3. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson because I never read a book with someone who has PTSD. Hayley's relationship with her dad changes throughout the book and for the better. I love the different relationships within this book.


Dystopian


4. Shattered by Teri Terry because the last book in the trilogy is about finding the truth. Kyla finally reunites with her birth mother and finds out why she was slated.

5. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman because this book is about friendship but not just any friendship. Sephy and Callum have to overcome so much to try to hold on to the memory of each other.


Fantasy


6. The City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare because this is the end to an AMAZING series. It's EPIC! I am not going to spoil anything in this book. You will have to pick it up when you have a chance. FYI...this book is 700+ pages of craziness! SO many feels!


Historical Fiction


7. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley is full of emotion. It is hard to read because of the content but it is an important read. I think everyone should read this book at some point in their lives.


Middle Grade


8. Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai is a quick read. The prose is poetic. It is a life story of a girl who moves from Vietnam to the United States. Definitely deserving of the awards it won.


Paranormal Romance


9. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead because there is so much action in this book. There are so many feels for Sydney. I feel her pain. I feel her excitement. And Adrian comes to save her!!! And that cliffhanger at the end....I need The Ruby Circle now!!!



Favorite Book I Read Published in 2014



10. Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal because the character development is AMAZING! I love this book so much. You need to pick up Dollbaby up now to understand what I was feeling when I read this book.




14 comments:

  1. Brilliant list Nicole! :-) I really enjoyed Noughts and Crosses. The series seems to be getting better as it goes on too!

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    1. I can't wait to read the rest of the series :D.

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  2. Great list!!! Nice to see I'm not the only one waiting on The Ruby Circle. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great week and Happy holidays.!!!! My TTT

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    1. YAY! Not that many people seem excited for The Ruby Circle. I am glad you're excited for it!

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  3. Oh my gosh Nicole!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for naming Dollbaby

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    1. Thank you Laura for writing Dollbaby! I love the book so much. I have been purchasing copies for friends and family for the holidays and for birthday presents :).

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  4. I haven't read of Doll Baby before. It looks interesting. As far as the others, To All the Boys made my list too, and I'm sure the Impossible knife of Memory would have made it if I had gotten around to reading it. I will remedy that soon.

    My TTT
    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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    1. Definitely check out Dollbaby and The Impossible Knife of Memory!

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  5. You are probably the fourth person I have seen with Lies we tell ourselves on their top ten list. It is going on the TBR!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. It's a fantastic book!

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  6. Great picks! I loved To All the Boys I've Loved Before, City of Heavenly Fire, and Silver Shadows. I also enjoyed Fangirl, but it wasn't a favorite for me. I actually have a giveaway for best of 2014 going on right now. Come check it out.

    TTT
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Have you read any other books by Rainbow?

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  7. I loved To All The Boys I've Loved Before and Fangirl!!! I need to pick up Silver Shadows. I love that series!

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    1. You must pick up Silver Shadows! So gooood!

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