Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten Books I Read in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish


1. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
I have so much love for this book. It was completely gripping and it made me want to run out and immediately buy the third book in the series. 

2. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
This book dealt with grief in such a real way that it hurt my heart. I just felt for all the characters. It was written in the absolutely best way possible. 

3. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I didn't love What I Thought Was True as much as My Life Next Door it is still one of my favourite books of the year. It took a while to really take hold of me, but once it did it didn't let go. Dealing with growing up, moving out and possibly on hit home and the characters need to leave, but also pull towards her family, it got to me. 

4. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
A really cute story about a teen heart throb meeting and dating a local towns person. Totally normal. But actually, I kind of loved the totally fictional aspect of that. It was a get me out of my own head kind of read that I picked up at the right moment.

5. Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
I said it last week and I'll repeat it; I love Mindy Kaling's humour. It's super girly and gossip magazine based, but also whip smart. I love the combination and will follow anything she writes or produces. 

6. The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
A weird and pretty creepy novel set in 1920s New York. I really am a sucker for historical fiction plus this one had the not everything is as it seems thing going on. 

7. Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen
I love Sarah Dessen; her books are total comfort reads for me. The blend of romance and real world problems is fantastic. What more can I say; an obvious go to choice for when I'm feeling down. 

8. Blood Sports by Eden Robinson
This was a super weird, creepy and graphic crime thriller. Not my typical fare. I don't know that it's converted me to the genre, but it was set in a city I know well and certain aspects of the city's atmosphere were captured perfectly. 

9. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff
One of my favourite authors, Rakoff blends the tragic with humour and as always it's brilliant. He was an absolutely brilliant author and essayist and I cannot recommend his work enough. 

10. Let it Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lauren Myracle
This is a book I literally just finished before writing this list and I know it might not be the perfect holiday book, but I really enjoyed it and it put me in the Christmas spirit. It deserved a mention.


  1. Great picks! I loved Ockler's Twenty Boy Summer and adore anything by Dessen. Fitzpatrick made my list too. here's my TTT

    Also, I still have my $30 Amazon giveaway going.

  2. I really enjoyed This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (:

  3. Nice list! I haven't read any of these, but just about all of them are on my TBR list. Now I just have to find the time to get them read!