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Top Ten Tuesday (#73) (12/16/14) Top Ten Books I Read In 2014


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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.

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.


  1. OOh nice! Loved Ignite Me! And The Fiery Heart! So good! But that ending killed!

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  2. Awesome list!! Isla and The Book Thief both made my list as well. I've been working my way through the Vampire Academy series and plan on reading Bloodlines next. I hear it is even better than VA.

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  3. Isla will be in my list too! Well, to be honest, all three books from Stpehanie Perkins will be. Great list<3

  4. I love the Everneath series too but I haven't read Evertrue yet. I'm glad you liked it! Open Road Summer and Isla also made my list. I loved those books so much!

  5. Great list...I consider several of these my favorites, as well, including Isla, Open Road Summer, Ignite Me, and The Fiery Heart.

  6. Great picks. I adore The Book Thief and love Stephanie Perkins. I still need to read Open Road Summer. Thanks for sharing. here's my TTT

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  7. So many great books on this list. I enjoyed the Fiery Heart most of the series because of all we get between Adrian and Sydney as well. Ignite Me was the perfect conclusion to the series! I also liked how things ended up with her choice. ;) ORS and Isla were both such good contemporaries <3 And I plan to read To All The Boys soon! Great list. :)

  8. Great list! Evertrue made mine as well. And, I also put Isla on there even though I'm currently reading it because I know I'll love it, lol.

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  9. The Fiery Heart made my list too! I have yet to read The Shatter Me trilogy but I'm really looking forward to it! It doesn't just sounds awesome but I heard many great things about it. The Book Thief... well I'm not sure how to say this but I haven't yet read it so I got how you felt before reading it. The thing is that I hate reading books because everyone seems to like it but I will read this. One day. Haha.
    Great list! :D

  10. Great list! Many of these are on my tbr like the Bloodlines series, When I Was The Greatest, and the Anna and the French Kiss books. The Book Thief is fantastic. I couldn't really get into Shatter Me, though.

  11. I love the Bloodlines series!
    Everything else on your post is on my TBR so it's excited to see someone love them so much =)
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  12. Great favorites list! The Shatter Me trilogy is on my TBR list!

  13. It's funny because I think The Fiery Heart has been my least favourite of the series! Only just and not in a bad way though haha. There are SO many books on this list I want to read. I'm particularly keen to finally read Isla.

  14. The Fiery Heart made my list as well. I love this whole series so much. I haven't read any of the other books so far, but I've seen the movie adaption of The Bookthief and I really loved it.
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  15. I think I'm the only person left who hasn't read The Book Theif! Haha.

    You are right, it was worth the wait for Isla!

  16. I haven't read any of these! I saw The Book Thief movie though and it was pretty good. Great list!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

  17. I have the Book Thief on my list too!! IT IS FOR SURE A MARVELLOUS BOOK. And cruel and heartbreaking, but then my list was like full of heartbreaking books, lol. XD It is the bookworms' curse.
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  18. I need to read Isla (and Lola), and To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Open Road Summer are on my TBR too.