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Top Books of 2014

Posted in Books • 14 January 2015

best books of 2014

So I told myself I didn’t want to do “My Top 14 books of 2014” kind of post.  I didn’t set 14 as the number because I felt like this post should be dedicated to the books that I enjoyed and really really blew my mind. Of course I could give you recommendations if we have similiar preferences, just leave a comment down below and I’ll try to answer.

Before I tell my top books, I want to give honorable mentions to another books that I also loved:  The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple, Crash Into You by Katie McGarry, The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, Monster of Men by Patrick Ness, Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson, Angelfall by Susan Ee, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, Attachment by Rainbow Rowell and Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. That’s a lot but I can guarantee those books were really good. Check them out, guys!

Now, without further ado, these are my top books that I read in 2014!

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn – When most of people loved Gone Girl (also by Gillian Flynn), I just want them to read Sharp Objects.  Gone Girl was good. But Sharp Objects was really good. It was the first time ever I read psychological thriller that made me nervous, worry, and overwhelmed.  I know it’s a fiction story, but I couldn’t help myself.  It was that good! I was seriously scared for the main character.  I even needed a break on the last 70 pages. Full of suspense! | Goodreads Link

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – Historical fiction with romance at its best.  Diana Gabaldon obviously did her research very well. Add time travel, excelent plot and developed characters to that. | Goodreads Link

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – Kick ass female character? Checked.  Not menye-menye character? Checked.  Action? Checked.  Funny? Checked.  Fast paced story? Checked.  This is the second installment of Throne of Glass series, so please go read the first book, I promise you’ll love it.  Then continue to this one. | Goodreads Link

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – To be honest, I want to include all three books of The Mistborn trilogy, but that would be too scary for some of you who haven’t read epic fantasy book yet (please do, you won’t regret).  This first book is indeed my favorite, I couldn’t forget my first experience reading amazing fantasy story like this. | Goodreads Link

The Way of Kings, Part 1 by Brandon Sanderson – What else can I say? Brandon Sanderson is the king.  This book assured me that I’m on the right fantasy track.  New magic system, new creatures, new conflicts, new story? YES PLEASE. | Goodreads Link

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson –  The first book of the Fire and Thorns trilogy was just okay, but this second book got me hooked.  Full of adventure and be ready for a swoon worthy character! Hee hee.  | Goodreads Link

Just One Day by Gayle Forman – Gayle Forman is one of my favorite authors. Her writing was beauuutiful.  The story follows a girl who travel to Europe with a friend and ended up going to Paris with a guy that she just met.  Half of the book told what happened in that one day.  The other half told stories that follow these characters after that one day. | Goodreads Link

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – The most entertaining, funny, YA contemporary that I read in 2014!  I had so much fun with this book. | Goodreads Link

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira – This book was a very popular debut and got high praises on BookTube.  Let me tell you, the hype was real.  Ava Dellaira’s debut was so impressive.  It’s about a girl who got an assignment from her teacher to write a letter, then we find out to whom she addresses her letters to: people who died young like her own sister.  Kurt Cobain, Heath Ledger, Amelia Earhart, Amy Winehouse, and many more.  Bittersweet, heartbreaking, beautiful.  | Goodreads Link

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – Oh my goodness. This one was my favorite YA Fantasy of 2014!  MAJOR WIN FOR MARY E. PEARSON! It follows Lia, a princess who escaped from an arrange married.  Before you questioning my sanity to love this cliché premise, wait a second.  You’ll find more than that right after you pass the first two chapters.  And once you hit the halfway mark, it’s going to be hard to part with this book.  I was captivated the whole time. Please read this. | Goodreads Link

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare –  Why not City of Heavenly Fire? Because obviously I loved this one better than the last book in The Mortal Instruments series.  Okay, I admit, I chose this because of Simon. I found Simon in this book was really hillarious.  Not to mention, the action was also great! :D | Goodreads Link

 

All in all, these books were

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