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?


  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!!

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

  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.

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

  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.

    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.


  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!

    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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