This morning I saw that Rabid Reads had posted the Best Books I’ve Read in 2014, and I thought I’d join in. Turns out it’s a part of a week-long meme hosted by a few other bloggers. Well, it’s too late for me to officially join in, so I’m going to forge onward alone. Much love to Two Chicks On Books,Reading YA Rocks, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads and Tales of a Ravenous Reader for hosting the actual meme.
So, the top 10 books I read in 2014. I did a similar post for BookBlogWriMo in November, but the books on this list are a bit different. As of today, I’ve read 129 books this year, so it’s going to be tough narrowing it down to 10. I will, however, give it the old college try. And these aren’t in any kind of order, because that would take a bit too much thought. Oh, and I haven’t reviewed all of these (yet), but click on the title of the book for those that have reviews. Clicking on the cover will take you to Amazon.
The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye: The concept and story are totally amazing and unique. But what sets this book apart most in my mind is that it completely blew away my expectations of a self-published book. GoodReads
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal: I loved this book so much that I wrote the review the same day I finished reading it. Jane and Vincent are a wonderfully unusual couple, and the Austenesque romance was super sweet. GoodReads
Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin: While I usually prefer historical accuracy, I love how Sherry threw accuracy to the wind to tell the story she really wanted to tell. And she’s totally unashamed. GoodReads
Written in My Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon: Do I really have to explain? Anything I read by Diana will automatically make a top 10 list. Yes, I’m extremely biased. GoodReads
Wool by Hugh Howey: Where has this book been all my life! Best post-apocalyptic dystopia novel since The Stand by Stephen King, Swan Song by Robert McCammon, and The Passage by Justin Cronin. GoodReads
Left Drowning by Jessica Park: Extremely emotionally wrenching. Oh, and totally hot. Like smoking. GoodReads
Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward: I actually got tears in my eyes a couple of times as I was reading this one, and that’s enough to make any top 10 list I make. GoodReads
Where She Went by Gayle Forman: I enjoyed this sequel more than the first book, If I Stay. Adam was just to eminently likeable, and I felt totally sorry for him. In a good way. GoodReads