Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten-ish Books I Read In 2014 By Genre

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's prompt is:

Top Ten-ish Books I Read In 2014 by Genre

Some books don't fit neatly into one genre, so I may have invented a few mash-up-genres... I couldn't help it, I had to shout out my favorite books of the year!!  



Favorite Adult Contemporary: After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Rarely do I disagree with a book so strongly and yet love it with all my heart.

Favorite YA Contemporary: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This book touched me in a very real way.  Once I heard the news that Rowell is actually writing a Simon Snow fantasy novel coming in 2015, I BASICALLY DIED.

The spunk factor was just so wonderfully endearing.  I certainly felt like I was on an adventure.

THESE BOOKS.  OH, THESE BOOKS.  *hyperventilates*  I feel like 2014 has been The Year of the Fantasy Novel, with books of this caliber all over the genre within the past 12 months.

Favorite Science Fiction: Red Rising by Pierce Brown
This book blew me away.  I'm still recovering.

This book spurred some great discussion among friends and family, and I'm really glad I read it.

After reading this book, I was so overcome with feels that could barely form coherent sentences.  My review is basically me repeating over and over that you should probably read this book.

Favorite Historical(ish) Fiction: The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
I was talking to EVERYONE and their cat about this book after I read it.  Besides being a great discussion book, it also changed the way I look at history.  Which is kind of a big deal, to me anyway.

This book gave me a serious book hangover.  I couldn't read anything for days afterwards.

I loved this series SO HARD.  It was a fabulous and bittersweet ending.

I don't actually like the original Snow White story all that much, but, I have to admit, it has the greatest adaptations.  Like this one.

This was just the cutest, sweetest love story.


What are the best books you've read this year?

10 comments:

  1. Man it would be so hard for me to come up with a best of the year list. Sea of Tranquility would make the list. I also just finished An Untamed State and it was AMAZING!!

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    1. I haven't read either of those! I'll have to check it out. I always love reading other people's "best books." :)

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  2. The only one I have read is Fangirl and I loved it. It was a great book and pretty spot on about how hard college is at the beginning.

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    1. Yes! Something about how Cath basically hid in her dorm room her freshman year really hit home.

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  3. I love Edenbrooke. I started The Cuckoo's Calling, but I lost my momentum and didn't continue reading it. I'm going to give it another shot. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the sequel. I find it interesting that we didn't have anything in common this year, lol.

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    1. Ha! That is kind of funny that we don't have any "best books" in common this year, especially since I feel like I usually agree with all your reviews. If you do give The Cuckoo's Calling another shot, I'll be curious to know what you think.

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  4. SO MANY GREAT BOOKS THIS YEAR!

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  5. I really enjoyed Fangirl as well! And The Assassin's Curse duology too. It made me laugh out loud several times and it was such a great adventure. Aristotle and Dante will probably make it onto every single favorites list I will ever make. That book just blew me away! And I enjoyed the Under the Never Sky trilogy as well.

    You have so many great books on your list! It looks like you had an incredible reading year!

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    1. Yay! So glad you enjoyed so many of the books I love! I did have a pretty great reading year, if I do say so myself. Hope 2015 is just as good.

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