Monday, December 22, 2014

Top Ten of 2014: Best Books I've Read

Welcome to day one of the Top Ten of 2014 hosted by Two Chicks on Books, Reading YA Rocks, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Tales of the Ravenous Reader. Today we are sharing our favorite reads of 2014. Like I have done the past two years, I have decided not to feature an author more than once. Also, there is no particular order to the list. 


Hard Knox by: Nicole Williams- I really stressed over picking my favorite book of the year. I went back and forth so many times and I just had a really hard time settling on one. There were a couple of books that I kept bouncing around with.... but in the end I finally realized that Hard Knox was my favorite book of 2014. Months later I still find myself thinking about Knox and Charlie and I really just loved everything about their story. It had a great romance but it also had a great storyline that kept the reader glued to the pages.

Heir of Fire by: Sarah J Maas- This is a very very very close second to Hard Knox and honestly it is really like Favorites 1 and 1A because both books are so different and really cannot be compared. But anyhoo.. it is no secret how much I absolutely adore this series so of course Heir of Fire made my favorite list. The book was just seriously epic. It also gave me a new character to love in Rowan.

Pieces of Olivia by: Melissa West- I adored this book so much and it was one that took me completely by surprise! I fell in love with Olivia and Preston's story and Preston quickly became one of my all time favorite book boyfriends!

Stone Cold Touch by: Jennifer L Armentrout- I am sure this one is no surprise to anyone who knows me. We all know JLA is my favorite author, so of course one of her books was going to show up on this list. The hard part was picking just one of her books for this list, because I could probably fill up the top ten list with just her books. I settled on Stone Cold Touch because it gave me all the feels and I just love how the book got under my skin and into my heart. Layla, Roth, and Zayne are such great characters.

Ignite Me by: Tahereh Mafi- I absolutely loved this book! It was such an amazing conclusion and it really surprised me. I love the way it all wrapped up and the romance was just so wonderful. Also... WARNER.

Starling by: Fiona Paul- This series has just gotten better and better and this book was a wonderful conclusion. This also marked the first time I completely switched teams between books one and three. I love the way the mystery and romance intertwined and could not have asked for a better final book.

Breakable by: Tammara Webber- It's Lucas... of course Breakable made the list. I think I actually enjoyed Breakable even more than I did Easy. I thought this was a fabulous alternate POV and I really loved getting to see Lucas' side of things and his backstory (which broke me).

Nowhere But Here by: Renee Carlino- This one just filled me with all of the feels. The story was so beautiful and broke my heart and then fixed it. Also, I love that Jamie is such a good guy.

Echoes of Scotland Street by: Samantha Young- I absolutely love this series and this book was no exception. I loved seeing Cole all grown up and he became such a wonderful man. I also loved visiting my favorite fictional family again.

There's Wild Then There's You by: M Leighton- I had been looking forward to this book for so long and it did not disappoint. Jet was just as swoony as I thought he would be. I also loved that I got to buddy read it with my bookish BFF Michele so that made me love it all the more. Also... that cover *drools*

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What were your favorites?

15 comments:

  1. I still need to read Breakable and Beautiful Oblivion. I still need to finish Starling. I made it like 70% or so and when I realized she was gonna end up with the wrong guy I quit reading. I did not switch sides and was really pissed! LOL I only liked the first book then lost interest in the next two. Glad it worked for you but I just could not believe it. I also included Ignite Me and Silver Shadows!

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  2. Nice list! I haven't read any of these (though I loved Throne of Glass & the prequels, I need to catch up), but I'm glad you loved these. I'll have to check out a few.

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  3. Nice! I've heard some of these, but I rarely had a chance to read (or write) this year. I hope 2015 is different. Happy Holidays! :)

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  4. I still need to read Stone Cold Touch and Heir of Fire! I will hopefully get to them soon! And I'm hoping to start Caged in Winter tonight!! I'm excited to start that one!!

    *muggle huggles*

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  5. I haven't read any of those, glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing. :) Here are my Best Books of 2014.

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  6. ANY list that includes Heir of Fire wins in my books :D I still need to read the Shatter Me series and all the new JLA but hopefully in the new year ;) Happy holidays!! x

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  7. Love your picks! Thanks so much for taking part in the Top 10 of 2014! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your Top 10’s :D
    Hugs,
    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books


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  8. Oh wow, what a fantastic list! Heir of Fire and Ignite Me were two of my favorite books this year, that I've read. But, I've also been wanting to read Breakable, so it's on my list of wants! :)

    Happy reading!
    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

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  9. I am SO excited about seeing so many Jennifer L Armentrout fans! She totally rocks! Great list! Love your choices

    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

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  10. I haven't read a lot of these, but I think I will! Sounds like a lot of great contemporaries!

    - Barbara @ My Bibliophile Mind

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  11. I have the audio for Nowhere But Here, I need to get to it. And I'm so curious about Hard Knox too!

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    1. Hard Knox is so good. Reminds me of NA when the genre was still new.

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  12. Oh yes! I adore this (the ones I've read). AND I must read the ones I haven't. Breakable is such a diamond. I so love Lucas. It's a re-read book for me. When I'm in a slump or just NEED my Lucas time, I'm turning to this one again. Nice list.

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  13. Perfect choices, Wifey! I LOVED buddy reading There's Wild, Then There's You with you SO MUCH!! That would have made my list, too! Also: WARNER FEELS!! So happy I can share my love of that beautiful guy with you! Breakable and Nowhere but Here are favorites, too. This list made me all swoony!!!! *smoosh*

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  14. So many of these are on my tbr or my actual shelves because of you, Teresa. Since I'm attempting to refrain from one-clicking so much this year, I'm hoping to actually read these books you put on my shelves. LOL Ignite Me, in particular. But I must catch up on my JLA reads...and Samantha Young...and M. Leighton...well, you get the picture. ;)

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