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Top Ten Books I Read In 2014
Making this list is why I am glad I stay fairly organized with my Goodreads list of books I've read so far this year. I haven't been as diligent about it this year as I have been in the past, but I can say with confidence that these are the ten best books I've read this year. I also have a couple more weeks of reading, so by time the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, this list might be different. In the meantime, here is my list so far. These are IN ORDER.
I have mentioned this one a few times on this blog, and with good reason. It immediately went to top of my list when I read it, and nothing knocked it off. It's not a perfect book, and it may not be for everyone, but more than anything I appreciate how well the characters were developed. Months later, the characters are still fresh in my mind. I don't know if it's because I live in such an urban area that the book resonated so much with me, but the whole thing was truly memorable.
We may have had to wait, for what felt like forever, to finally get this book, but it was totally worth it. Anna still remains my favorite, but this is a close second. I just loved reading Isla and Josh's story, and of course catching up with old friends from the first two books was just a little added bonus.
I had been meaning to read this book for what seemed like FOREVER. I absolutely adored E. Lockhard's Ruby Oliver series, and I had heard nothing but good things about this book. I finally got to it this year, and I understand what all the fuss was. It was so well written and multifaceted.
I may be in the minority, but I loved this series. While I didn't enjoy all my mythology lessons in school, I seem to have a fondness for books about mythology, and this series was no exception. While there were parts that annoyed me a bit, I though everything came to a satisfying conclusion with this book. I know I walked away happy.
As I mentioned last week, I felt like I was one of the few people in America who hadn't read this book. I'm so glad I finally got to it. I did put it down for a while and then pick it back up, but it was so well written and so memorable that I am glad I finished.
Another series that I finished and loved. This is one of the few series that I though actually got better as it went along. It's been a while since I read it, and just putting this on my list is making me want to go back and reread it. I happened to be on the team of the guy she ends up picking, so maybe that is why I liked it so much.
The ending on this was a killer, but even with the open ending (before she decided to write a sequel), I still absolutely loved it. Looking at this list, I am a sucker for memorable characters, and this book is no exception. I just loved all the characters in this book and though the book as a whole was incredibly well written.
This hasn't been released yet, but it still managed to make the list of the best books I've read in 2014. Make no mistake, this is not a ground breaking book, however, it was the perfect book at the perfect time for me. As soon as I finished it, I may have gone back and reread it two or three times. If you are looking for a quick, adorable, and sweet contemporary romance, I suggest this one.
I read both this one and Silver Shadow this year, and this one gets the edge. I just adore this series, and this book was one of my favorites of the series. I think it was because of how much interaction there was between Adrian and Sydney, plus I love how much Adrian grows in this book.
I had high hopes for this book, and it didn't disappoint. I though the characters were compelling and the story line was compelling. If you enjoy contemporary romances, that have an additional layer, I highly suggest this book. This is another that I want to reread at some point.