Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish with a different topic for a top-ten list each week. You can find out more about it here. This week's topic is: Top Ten Books of 2014 Here are my ten favorite books I read in 2014, in no particular order:
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira This was my first read of 2014, but I still knew it would be on my list of favorites. It touched me in a very personal way, and I had all of the feels. If you're looking for an emotional read, Love Letters to the Dead is definitely the way to go! Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally All books in Miranda Kenneally's Hundred Oaks series are exceptionally well-done romances, but I think this one might be my new favorite. It's a bit darker than the previous ones, but it's still a romance at heart, and I loved everything about it.
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson I'll Give You the Sun is too complex for me to even try to explain why it's so great. It took me a while to get through it, but it's worth it - it's just the kind of story you need time to process. In my review I compared it to Jellicoe Road, so I think that pretty much explains it all. In Honor by Jessi Kirby I know I'm really late to this party, but I just hadn't gotten around to reading In Honor up until this year, which was obviously a mistake. Jessi Kirby's writing is perfect and exactly what I look for in books.
Torn Away by Jennifer Brown Jennifer Brown's previous books were only okay for me, but she totally won me over with this one. Torn Away is such a heart-wrenching, honest story, and I loved everything about it. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas This is another one that I'm way late reading, and I have no idea why I waited so long. Everyone who pushed me to read Dangerous Girls was absolutely right - it's one of the best YA mysteries I've ever read.
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang Falling Into Place is written in a really unusual way, in non-chronological order and with a really random narrator, but somehow, it works. The writing is effortlessly beautiful and heart-wrenching, so if you're looking for a moving, more literary read, this one is for you. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson I love all of Morgan Matson's books, and I was so happy she wrote a book focused on friendship rather than romance because we need more of those. The characters are amazing, and it's so much fun to read, even during the more serious parts.
Tease by Amanda Maciel Tease is such a unique concept, and I loved reading the bullying story from the other side. It's tough to read and made me really angry at times, but it's also eye-opening and a really important story to be told. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell I was really late getting on the Rainbow Rowell train, but it was worth it - everyone who fangirled about her (see what I did there?) was absolutely right; her writing is amazing. Fangil is still my favorite of her novels because I connected so much with Cath, and because I was so happy to read a YA book set in college! What were your favorite books of 2014?
Hi! I'm a 21-year-old college student originally from Germany going to school in the US, studying English Literature, Spanish, and Queer Studies. When I'm not reading for school, I mainly read Young Adult books, especially contemporary, which is mostly what I review here. I also contribute to Feminists Talk Books (http://www.paperbacktreasures.blogspot.com).
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