Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Best Books of 2014 - Top 14

Hello everyone!

It is that time of year again, where I look back at all the books I've read this year, and share my favourites. Being that this is 2014, I think I will do my top 14 favourite books!

Because there is just no way to pick a number one favourite, these books are in no particular order.


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

This was such a thrilling book. I went into it not too sure if I would like it, it didn't really seem like something I would like, but I was pleasantly surprised! I loved this book and the rest of the trilogy as well!


















Allegiant by Veronica Roth

There is a lot of controversy and hate for this book and subsequently author because of the ending of this book. Without spoiling anything,  I will say this, no one is safe. Regardless, I really enjoyed the book and actually enjoyed how it ended.

















Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I am surprised by how much I liked this book! I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, I am usually not the biggest fan of fantasy and that sort of thing, but I can honestly say that this was a really great book. If you are new to fantasy or you just don't love it that much, I would definitely recommend this book!
















Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

I loved it! This book was so amazing! It gets stuck in your head and when your not reading it, you are thinking about it. I was totally not expecting what happened in this book. I didn't read much into it and I am sad that I didn't read it sooner!  I was expecting a typical love story where boy meets girl and they fall in love and live happily ever after. This was so not that. If was a love story but there was so much more dimension and depth than your typical love story!












Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This book was amazing!! I don't like alien books and paranormal is not my genre but I loved this book!! I could not stop reading and I flew through it! It was so much more than just an alien novel, there was an intense romance and funny moments, ugh it was just perfection! I also loved the rest of the series!
















Slammed by Colleen Hoover

This book was just so amazing! It was thrilling, sad, romantic and full of grief.  I loved this book so much and read it start to finish in about 3 hours! It is definitely one of those books you cannot put down!


















Its Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

I know this can be a very personal topic for some people and it is definitely a heavy one, but mental health, specifically suicide has always interested me. I really enjoyed this semi-autobiographical story and it will always be a favourite.


















Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

This was another book I can't believe I waited to read! I really enjoyed it. Juliette was smart and Warner was just so awesome. I was a little spoiled, so the idea of a love triangle didn't really gel with my reading but overall I enjoyed this and the rest of the series.


















The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Really good!! I wasn't sure what to expect, but what I got was so much better! Thrilling and entertaining, with a very subtle love triangle, I loved this book!



















Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

This was really really really great! It was another one that I could not put down! It kept me reading the whole time plus, gorgeous cover! Highly recommend to anyone and if you are on the fence, definitely go for it!

















Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Despite the mixed reviews of this book, I loved every page, every sentence, every word! If you are at all on the fence, please get it! There is humour, and sorrow and just an all around adventure! It is ridiculously well written and the characters are just so well developed. I remember reading it and feeling like after reading a bunch of terrible books, "finally, a book that is so well written I don't feel like I have to decipher what the author is trying to say."













Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Wow! This was a really good book! I wasn't expecting it to be this good. It has been a long time since I sat down and physically couldn't remove myself from the book. It was that good. I loved the storyline and A.S. King's writing style! Ahh it's one of those books that I had on my shelf forever and never got to reading. I am really quite upset that I didn't get to it sooner!















We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I can't even put a review into words. The story itself is so mysterious and the writing style is just beautiful. I don't want to say too much about this book because I think it is better to not know much about it going in but it was phenomenal. I read it in one sitting, it was gripping and thrilling, you never knew what was going to happen. If you haven't read this, pick it up!














Legend by Marie Lu

I loved Legend! It was really good. I loved the twists and how you didn't really know who to trust. I felt like Day and June were really well developed characters and their emotions felt real. I loved how I was immersed so much in the story that when a tragedy happened, I felt their sorrow and grief.
















There you have it! What were your top books of the year?