Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Read in 2014
Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where The Broke and the Bookish provides a prompt and other lovers of list making join in on it with their own top ten list. You can have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! All they ask is that you link back to them if you’re participating.
This week’s Top 10 list was pretty tough. I’m one of those annoying people that refuses to answer the question, “what’s your favorite book?” I don’t have one or there are too many to choose from. I do realize this can be a very irritating answer, but it’s still true. So making a list of my favorite 10 books was not the easiest thing. The fact that I was supposed to have read these books in 2014 did help, but was still tough. I do want to point out that this list is not in any particular order. You can’t expect me to rank them too (that might kill me). Here are my. . .
Top 10 Books I Read in 2014
1. Yes Please by Amy Poehler – As of this moment, this book is my favorite memoir/autobiography. I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. What a pleasant surprise!
2. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – This book is the cause of my obsession with the release of This Shattered World. I think I’ve found a way to bring that up in every TTT for the past 3 weeks or so. I read this and reviewed it as a guest poster (as part of a Round Robin thing) at No Money 4 Books and Ali (from NM4B) recommended it for me.
3. Cell by Stephen King – Not my first King novel, but it was the catalyst for my obsession with his books. My first try with a SK novel was not a pleasant experience, but I gave him another try based on BookJunkieKrystal’s (from Books Are My Thing) recommendation.
4. The Forever Watch by David Ramirez – A brilliant sci-fi novel that deserves way more attention than it has received.
6. The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey – This was another pleasant surprise for me. I was reading it and thought it started a bit slow, then I finished and suddenly it seemed like everyone was talking about it. It almost killed me to write the review while staying away from spoilers.
7. People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges by Jen Mann – Probably my favorite Netgalley find so far. It was hilarious and is the reason I subscribed to the blog too.
8. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige – I feel like I need to include the prequels here too. No Place Like Oz and The Witch Must Burn were definitely worth reading and added quite a bit to my enjoyment of the series. The review will be up on December 31. It’ll be my last review of 2014!
9. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen – This was an absolutely beautiful book and unfortunately I haven’t had the time to read anything else from Dessen. I bought 3 more of her books though, so lookout 2015; prepare to be dominated.
10. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling – This was hilarious and worth reading. Plus it was the perfect book to pick up and put down constantly.
What were the best books you read this year? Anything I should be chomping at the bit to get my hands on?
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