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Top Ten Tuesday / June 17, 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish to show off our book-related lists!

I know this isn’t the topic you expected this week (sorry I’m a week late), but I can never pass up the opportunity to highlight my top reads of the year so far. So much so that I’ve had to cheat a little and grouped several series in here as one pick. So here you have my top ten fourteen books for 2014 so far (which by the way, just made total sense):

Top Ten Books

I’ve Read So Far in 2014


My first foray into high fantasy this year from a beloved author doesn’t let down. Two words: sentient book. I was hooked from the first 5 pages!

As far as sequels go, more of the same dark humour from this super awesome author makes this an absolute dinner. Not for those with faint stomachs.

Gorgeous short story-telling from beautiful wordsmith Laini Taylor. I still haven’t read Dreams of Gods and Monsters because I don’t want that series to end, so this tided me over nicely.

A shout out to editor Annalie for pushing Zoe’s backlist on my. Completely unique, not-so Cinderella, more Count of Monte Cristo. Revenge at its finest and most beautifully written.

Can’t believe it took me so long to get into this series. Many thanks to my awesome secret santa for gifting Cinder to me. The series better with each book and each awesome character introduced.

The book that surely brought ‘bun break’ into today’s vernacular. Super fun 30s boarding school mystery with Sherlockain duo Daisy and Hazel. Does more need to be said?

Big thanks to Caitlin for pushing these on me! Precocious detective Sesame causing mischief in Cambridge. Oh, and solving crime of course!

My favourite Rainbow Rowell. Completely enraptured by Beth and Lincoln. I fell in love with them like they fell in love with each other – completely through their words.

I was worried about all the hype, but more than completely justified. Slow-burning goodness in every sense of the word. I had a book hangover for days after reading this as I was still living in this elegantly crafted world.

My first and still favourite book of the year. Vicious is a masterclass pace, plotting and most of all, characters. Cheers Victor and Eli, for your masterfully twisted game.

What was your favourite book this year? Let me know in the comments below!

2 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read So Far in 2014

  1. Ooo, I'm excited to see MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE on your list since I'm starting it soon! I adored THE WINNER'S CURSE as well, and if I were to make it list, that book would definitely be on it, too.

  2. Celine says:

    The Lunar Chronicles are my favourites (: Very pretty graphics indeed!
    My recent post Reading TOO Fast & Reader’s Resentment

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