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It’s been a while since I did a Top Ten Tuesday, but since the end of the year is in sight, the prompts are starting to focus on that as well, which I love! This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Read in 2014, and it was quite difficult to choose ten books for me. Not for the most obvious reason (“there are so many good ones, HOW do I CHOOSE!”), but because I’ve only read thirty books this year (two of which are rereads — probably going to talk about this remarkably small number in another post). I immediately came up with seven books I wanted on my list, but the other three are kind of just because I needed three more. I loved them too, but they weren’t 5-star reads for me (and it felt like cheating to give the Hunger Games trilogy three separate places, even though they are of course three separate books).
Anyway. Enough about my book choosing troubles, let’s get on with it!
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I mean, seriously, this book! My heart, my brain, aaaah.
- Looking for Alaska by John Green: It took me a little while to really get into this book, but when I did… Oh, lord.
- The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins: 2014 was the year I finally read the Hunger Games. And it was glorious. (The link leads to my review of Mockingjay because that was probably my favourite).
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen: This was the first book I read this year, and it was really beautiful.
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion: Oh, guys, this book… It was so wonderful and hilarious and heartwarming. I can’t wait to read the sequel!
- One Day by David Nicholls: One Day had been on my TBR list for ages when I finally got around to it, and it’s probably in my top three for 2014. Wow, this book is good.
- Paper Towns by John Green: While I don’t think I enjoyed this one as much as Looking for Alaska, it was certainly an amazing read. John Green, you get me every time!
- The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster: I had to read this book for one of my literature courses and it blew my mind. Definitely an all time favourite.
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith: Is there anything this woman cannot write about? She did it again, this book was amazing. I’m so looking forward to reading the second book in the series!
- Peaches for Monsieur le Curé by Joanne Harris: There’s something about Joanne Harris’ writing style that is just so magical… Loved this book, and it’s made me want to reread the prequels again.
And that’s my top ten! Did you read and love any of these?
8 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Read In 2014”
Oh my goodness… ONE DAY is one of my top favorite books, ever. I loved the letters and the way Em and Dex built each other up with positivity and love, and just waited to find each other when the time was right, (or you know after a million mistakes). and oh my gosh I bawled at the end! Looking for Alaska is also a great one. I am glad you discovered these this year.
Here’s my TopTen – http://rachelwritesthings.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-best-books-of-2014.html
The ending destroyed me! I was so shocked! It really is such a good novel, and now I’m feeling the urge to reread it! The whole story is so masterfully told.
i only read 3 books this year. I love water for an elephant and absolutely anything by Joanne Harris. If you liked her try Monica Macinerey or Maeve Binchy.
Thanks for the recommendations, I’ll keep them in mind!
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS! I’m so glad you found that one.
It’s so good! I really loved it. 🙂
I loved Paper Towns! TFIOS is my favourite but then Paper Towns/Looking for Alaska/Will Grayson all tie in awesomeness. x) Oh and I completely agree about The Hunger Games and The Book Thief. Omg, there were SO many good reads this year!!
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TFIOS is my favourite, too! I think a reread will be in order before the year is over (only 13 days left, aah!) And I’m so glad I’ve discovered The Hunger Games and The Book Thief this year!