Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Read in 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 with 24 comments



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. Apparently, they are overly fond of list-making and love to share their bookish lists with the rest of us book nerds.  =) We're game.







This week's topic is the Top Ten Books I Read In 2014 (Overall, By A Particular Genre, 2014 Releases)


April's Picks:


I've read a ton of great books this year and I can see at least two made Jen's list too. I didn't have as much to choose from as far as 2014 releases, because I read a bunch of oldies too. I am hoping next year will bring as many favorites as this year did. :)



Jen's Picks:


And some honorable mentions:

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine
Something Real by Heather Demetrios
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Haze and Shimmer by Paula Weston

You can check out more of my favorites on my Goodreads 2014 Favorites shelf.

Man, this was hard. I read soooo many amazing books this year, and I kept track of them on the aforementioned shelf on Goodreads. Unfortunately, I wasn't as discerning as I maybe should have been, and I ended up with 57 favorites of 2014. Though, some of those are 2015 titles I've already read, so at least I could exclude those few from the list I needed to narrow it down from. As usual, most of my favorites were fantasy reads, though there were more than a few contemporary reads that really surprised me.


What were your favorite reads of 2014? Be sure to share a link to your TTT post so we can visit!



24 comments:

  1. I really need to read Kiss of Deception!

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  2. I really like Cress, The Kiss of Deception, and Blue Lily Lily Blue (which made my list sort of). A lot of the books you picked are on my TBR. Cruel Beauty will probably be the first one I read. I love that you both picked it, that's a good sign. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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    1. I hope you love Cruel Beauty. I've already read it three times this year! :)

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  3. I haven't read any of the books on your list this week!! I'll have to check them out. Here's my TTT for this this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-read-in.html

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    1. What a travesty! I hope you get the chance to try some of them out!

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  4. I clearly need to move Maybe One Day up on my list. I've seen it a few places today. You both have some great books on your list, I have lots of reading to do.

    My TTT
    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  5. Since You've Been Gone brought me back to contemporaries this year. It made my list too. :)
    Also, BLLB should be on everyone's list!
    So many on this list that I want to read! Open Road Summer, Sweet Filthy Boy, Ugly Love... Also, Isla. YES!
    My TTT!

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    1. Agreed, BLLB was amazing and should be on EVERY Best of list this year. I've already read/listened to it twice. :)

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  6. Rites of Passage, Open Road Summer, The Kiss of Deception, and Heir of Fire all made my list too! It was hard to narrow them down this year. I also loved Lady Thief and Maybe One Day too. Also, I need to read To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Since You've Been Gone.

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    1. So hard to narrow down my list, too, trust me. Even just from new releases. :)

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  7. Open Road Summer!! And The Winner's Curse!! Two of my top reads. :) Great lists, ladies!

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    1. Agreed...two of the best books I read all year. :)

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  8. I've been really excited to read Cruel Beauty and the fact that you both have them in your list is a good sign :D

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    1. I LOVED Cruel Beauty...I've already read it several times. And I just read Crimson Bound, which was just as amazing.

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  9. Open Road Summer!!! Definitely a favorite of mine from the year too. I'm dying for her new one coming out. Cannot wait to read it! So many of these are books I've been meaning to read and haven't found the time yet. I need to make them a priority, like The Winner's Curse.

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    1. Wasn't it such a good book?!? I'll be reading her next one soon...you can borrow it afterward, if you want. Same for The Winner's Curse. :)

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  10. YESSSS To so many of these books! I don't even know where to begin with this list, but Rites of Passage, Lady Thief, Every Breath, The Winner's Curse, The Unbound, Plus One, Blue Lily, Cress, Open Road Summer are all books I loved this year. Also, so many of your honorable mentions are favorites as well. I'm loving visiting everyone's TTTs today.

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  11. Of course Heir of Fire had to be on the list. It's like everyone's trying to rub it in my face that I haven't read that series yet!!! Open Road Summer looks really good, I can't wait to read it :) Here's my list if you're interested https://victoriajaynesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/top-10-tuesday-3/

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  12. These lists always remind me of the fact that there are sooo many books that I really need to read.

    But I have read some of these! Blue Lily, Lily Blue is an incredible read. And Since You've Been Gone and To All the Boys I've Loved Before made it on my list too. And Cress! I really adore the Lunar Chronicles series, it's so good.

    Aaargh, I really need to read so many of these like Ugly Love, Heir of Fire, The Kiss of Deception, The Winner's Curse and Rites of Passage. All of those seem like books I would fall in love with.

    Great list!

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