Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Best Books of 2014

I still can't believe that 2015 is right around the corner. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN. O_O Anyhoo, I think my reading count for this year is even lower than last year's! But I won't dwell on it. 2014 has been a crazy year for me on all fronts BUT I still managed to read a decent amount of books.

Most Surprising Read of 2014

I know, I know. I didn't review this but I was pleasantly surprised to see how much of an improvement CROWN OF MIDNIGHT was in comparison to THRONE OF GLASS. First of all, we get more Chaol. (TEAM CHAOL 4EVA.) And everything that I felt ToG was lacking, CoM had! If you're curious, you can read my review of ToG here

Most Heart Wrenching Read of 2014

I'm holding off on reviewing this until we're closer to its release date but I'LL MEET YOU THERE was soooooo good you guys. I haven't read any of Heather Demetrios' other books but UGH THIS STORY. SKY AND JOSH, MY BABIES. They go through hell but they come out so much stronger and wiser in the end. ♥ You can read the first five chapters on the author's website.  

Best New Discovery

I have such an author crush on Rainbow Rowell. Omg. I had read her first adult novel way before I tried FANGIRL but this book. I recommend this book every chance I get. I LOVE IT SO. 

Prettiest Words 

I set GRACELING down for a bit (I'll finish it I swear!) but does that mean I can't appreciate how incredibly well written this book is? HELL NAW. I finally understand why Kristin Cashore has so many fans. Also, Katsa and Po are so adorable. I just want their faces to collide into each other xD 

Best Comic of 2014

I tried comics this year! And so far it's been a good experience. :) SAGA is amazeballs. It features everything you could imagine: space travel, numerous and ambiguous villains, POC characters, shifting points of view, romance, family drama....you name it, it's probably in there. What really struck me was that as far out as the characters are and plots are, SAGA is really about two people trying to raise their daughter in a crazy world. It's an excellent series and I def recommend it. 

Best Cover of 2014 


ANYA'S GHOST has a great cover. I thought it was clever that the ghost is "tangled" in Anya's hair. 

I'LL MEET YOU THERE doesn't feature any close ups of people's faces or have any models on the cover. Instead, it has these fun motel signs that are relevant to the story and it invites any type of reader to pick the book up. I hope everyone picks this up once they get the chance to!!

Most Swooniest Read of 2014

There were plenty of books I read this year that had swoon but ISLA had ALL the swoony moments. I adored this book so much when I first read it and I feel the same way about it now. 

Overall, my favorite read of 2014...

No question about it. I abso-freaking-lutely loved this book. I even bought the pretty UK edition and it is my precious. 

So how about you? What was your favorite read of 2014? Or your most suprising/swooniest/etc? Let me know in the comments :D 


  1. Oh my goodness. I'LL MEET YOU THERE. It killed me. So good!

    1. OMG SAME. I want everyone to know the magic of this book...!

  2. :D
    I need to check out I'll Meet You There it sounds interesting, and I hadn't heard of SAGA before :) but it does sound amazeballs

  3. Isla and the Happily Ever After was fantastic. That ending! Have you read Eleanor & Park? I think I liked that even more than Fangirl. Rainbow Rowell is a great author and I also really liked her short story in the My True Love Gave to Me anthology.

    1. I actually haven't read E&P but it's on my list this year! And I haven't gotten around to reading MTLGtM but maybe I should wait until this year's Christmas! hehe.

  4. Oy, you need to finish Graceling! I agree that Saga is an amazing graphic novel series - I heard that Rat Queens is also very good. I also thought Fangirl was a great read.

    Really curious about I'll Meet You There since I've been hearing good things about it. This is one of the few times that I wish I got early review copies. Sigh.

    Also, I'm working on my Best of 2014 list. I usually post it on the first day of the year. :)

    1. I KNOW x.x I'll read it properly this year!! and Saga is so ridiculously good. I had no expectations going into it but it just blew my mind. I've heard of Rat Queens and I'm curious about it!


  5. Looks like you had an awesome reading year! I really really need to check out Saga. I've heard nothing but good things about it. Same with the Throne of Glass series. Hope that your 2015 is just as good a year for you!

  6. I think you will love Graceling :)

    Also, everyone is pretty much saying I'll Meet You There is amazing! I've actually got the same authors genie book out at the moment ~ it doesnt look like my usual kind o fread at all but I am going to crack it open tonight and see...

    I have actually tried to read Throne of Glass three times. And gotten about 60% in, and just been SO BORED. But then I keep seeing everyone rave about how good the series gets and I always feel like I am missing out.

    That Anya's Ghost cover is brilliant!