I had a really good reading year. I read 36 books. I got out of my over year long reading slump. Oh and reading helped me write better. Win win all around. I thought about picking 14 books and I also thought about picking 10. I finally decided on 12. My favorite 12 books I read in 2014. With a lot of people probably doing 14 books in 2014, my number seems weird, right? Whatever. The Big Ten has 14 teams and the Big XII has 10. I choose numbers just like my favorite sport. I have them in order below starting with number 12.
12. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. The setting of this book being in Southwest Ohio (where I grew up) gave this bonus points. The book didn’t need those bonus points though to be on this list.
11. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. The internet made me read this. And I’m okay with it.
10. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Bookstores, secret societies, google…what is there not to love about this book?
9. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Finally! I finally read this trilogy. AND I actually liked Mockingjay.
8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. This was fantastic. I bought the second one. Just haven’t gotten around to read it. 2015 will change that.
7. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. Every time I went to a bookstore after this book came out, I would pick it up and then put it back down. Over and over and over I would do that. I finally picked it up in July and I loved it. Can’t wait for the sequel.
6. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. It’s about time, right? I know, I know. Stop judging me! This series is amazing. So amazing. Of course I own all the movies, I want to get the paperback box set now.
5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This is the story about a woman that goes missing on her wedding anniversary and we find out if her husband was involved. Everyone is crazy. It’s thrilling and unputdownable.
4. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. I finished this the most recently. Such a great book. When tragedy happens, we learn how a family copes. So good.
3. Red Rising by Pierce Brown. What can I say about this book? Great read, great story, great writing. A lot of emotions.
2. Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor. Such a great story and beautifully written. I didn’t want the story to end. I still think about the characters wondering what they could be doing.
1. Vicious by V.E. Schwab. Have you read this yet? Well have you? HAVE YOU? You’ll understand. I mean, maybe. Everyone doesn’t have the same taste. I highly recommend this book though. So good. No. So great.