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Top 10 Tuesday #107 — Favorite books of 2014

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It’s been such a great year for books (although, I’m pretty sure we say that every year). This year, I really fell hard for Fantasy (thanks to Kiki) and both of our lists will reflect that, though I still have a soft spot for contemporary.  I also want to point out that some of my most anticipated reads of 2014 are still sitting on my shelf, unread (Dreams of Gods and Monsters, Heir of Fire, The Blood of Olympus), but I am sure they would be on my list had I actually read them. So here is the list, in no particular order:

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Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas (you HAVE to read the prequels)

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The Fire and Thorns series, including all of the novellas (read the novellas, they’re fantastic)

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The One and Only by Emily Giffin (left me wanting more)

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One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (I fell in love with these characters)

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In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins (so much to love here)

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Persuasion by Jane Austen (that letter!)

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Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (on pins and needles for the next one)

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Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu (soooo goood)

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Shame on You by Tara Sivec (such a funny series)

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Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins (drool-worthy hero & fantastic YA-ish flashbacks)

Those are my 5 star reads for the year.

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Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

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Ruin and Rising  by Leigh Bardugo

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Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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Grave Mercy by Robin Lefevers

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Dark Triumps by Robin LaFevers

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Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

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Unbound by Victoria Schwab

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Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

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So that’s it for our best of list 2014…do you agree with some of our picks?

11 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday #107 — Favorite books of 2014

  1. I want to hug both your lists and then steal some of these books from you! 🙂 I still need to read Mortal Heart like whoa… but I’m kind of wanting to reread the others first. Also Queen of the Tearling! And Girl of Fire and Thorns! Oh these are the best lists ever! 🙂

  2. All right, so what I’m getting here, Kiki, is that I need to read Grace Mercy. We’ll put that on the list next to Cinder. And Daph, Persuasion, THE LETTER. I know, right? Captain Wentworth never gets his props with Austen fans because of Mr. Darcy, but that man is to die for swoony.

  3. Umm, OF COURSE I agree with some of your picks, lol. I loved The Girl of Fire and Thorns series and have seriously high hopes for The Queen of the Tearling series because Kelsea reminded me so much of Elissa. And One Plus One was really good, too. And I haven’t read those Kristan Higgins books yet, but yeah, she’s awesome. His Fair Assassin series- yes, I like those, though Mortal Heart is still on my library hold list. And of course Rainbow Rowell. So yeah, I guess you could say that your list has some pretty good picks on it.

  4. I have so many of the same books on my list (mentally bc I am a TTT failure today) that I feel like I need to read all the ones you both loved. Persuasion is definitely on my list to read in 2015.

    And Daphne I am so glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t read HoF or Dreams of Gods and Monsters. I also feel guilty every time I see Into the Still Blue. I so want to read it but I’m not ready for the series to be over!

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