Top 10 Books I Read in 2014

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I missed out on this one yesterday, so it can’t hurt to post it a day late, right?

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I read in 2014! I’ve read 34 books so far this year— so I have a decent list to pick from. So in no particular order, just books I really loved this year are…

10. Cress by Marissa Meyer

cressThe whole Lunar Chronicles was a blast for me to read this year, actually. But since I am only going to put one book from each series (if it is infact from a series) I’d have to choose Cress. It was such an exciting read and I love Marissa Meyer’s unique take on these classic and beloved fairy tales.

9. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

knifeThis book was one of my most anticipated novels of 2014 and I have to say that Laurie Halse Anderson did not disappoint. This novel is raw and gritty, yet sensitive, beautiful, and heart wrenching.

8. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

13618440I loved this whole trilogy, but Dreams of Gods and Monsters wowed me. I loved how it weaved in so many different stories and how they all came together for one exciting finale that kept me on the edge of my seat.

7. The House of Hades by Rick RiordanHouseofHades

Once again, another series I love. I still haven’t read Blood of Olympus, so this is the book from the Heroes of Olympus series that made my best of list for 2014!

6. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvaterscorpio

Maggie Steifvater is one of my favorite authors whose books I read in 2014. The Scorpio Races was one of those books that I couldn’t put down. With amazing mythological concepts and strong characters, this is one book that I would recommend that everyone read.

5. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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I still haven’t read Blue Lily, Lily Blue (yes I am very behind) but this series was so much fun and again, I loved the mythology that Steifvater used to create a unique and beautiful world.

4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo10194157

I loved the first book in this trilogy and hope to pick up the next two books to read in the cold winter months!

3. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

attachmentsI’ve loved everything that I’ve read by Rainbow Rowell. Attachments was such a funny and accurate description of office life with the added aspect of someone snooping through your emails and conversations. I loved pretty much everything about this book!

 2. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

leviathan-by-scott-westerfeldWhile this isn’t a new book, I was introduced to this series and this genre this year and had so much fun with it. Can’t wait to read the second two later this winter. It seems like the perfect trilogy to curl up with when it’s cold outside.

1.Pivot Point by Kasie West

PivotPointHC_jkt_des8bI really enjoyed the concept behind this novel, and also liked it’s sequel, Split Second. I’m looking forward to reading Kasie West’s contemporary novels in 2015.

The Book Thief Review!

Good Morning! I decided to put together a quick post for you this morning about one of my favorite books, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Check out my video review (discussion about the book), followed by two book trailers that I thought described the book very well!

Let’s chat! Have you read it, if so what did you think? If not— I think you should!

 

The above book trailer gave me the chills (so good!)