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.
Favorite Action/Adventure: The Assassin's Curse and The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The spunk factor was just so wonderfully endearing. I certainly felt like I was on an adventure.
Favorite Fantasy: It's a tie between The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson and Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
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.
Favorite Nonfiction: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Other Lessons From the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
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.
Favorite Mystery: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
This book gave me a serious book hangover. I couldn't read anything for days afterwards.
Favorite Dystopia: Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
I loved this series SO HARD. It was a fabulous and bittersweet ending.
Favorite Fairy Tale: The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman
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.
Favorite Romance: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
This was just the cutest, sweetest love story.
What are the best books you've read this year?