Monday, December 15, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #41 Top 10 Books I Read In 2014

Song Of The Moment - Come A Little Closer by Cage The Elephant 
Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

 Topic -  "Top Ten Books I Read In 2014 (Overall, By A Particular Genre, 2014 Releases)"

Thoughts - Okay, so I did the calculations...and I've read 40 Fantasy books, 9 dystopian books, 24 other(meaning paranormal, manga, comics, ect.) and 52 Contemporary... Wow. I had a feeling I'd read more contemporary than anything else, but it's weird! I've never read that much contemporary and that little fantasy! I'm just going to do my top ten overall favorites...I was leaning towards doing contemporary, but I read a lot of awesome fantasy too!

17378508Blue Lily, Lily Blue
by Maggie Stiefvater
Honorary mention: Dream Thieves
These are just some of the best books ever, I love Maggie's writing and the characters are phenomenal.







12000020Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

This is honestly one of the best contemporaries I've ever read, I love it so much and it's just the best.





18705209The Blood Of Olympus
by Rick Riordan

Of course. How could I not put it on my list? Probably my favorite book of the year, the ending to my favorite series and it was... Just as good as I always imagined it would be.






15745753Eleanor and Park

She is one of the best contemporary writers ever. And I don't know why I waited so long to read this one! It's heartbreaking and beautiful.







20820994I'll Give You The Sun

I never know how to explain my love for this book but trust me, it's the bomb. This authors writing is very descriptive and...magical...that's how I always explain it, but I don't know that it makes sense!






13104080Unravel Me
Honorable mention: Ignite Me

So, I loved Unravel Me, it was probably my favorite of the series. I also really liked Ignite Me, I just wasn't completely happy with the way the series ended, I felt a little cheated because there wasn't enough action. But, I love this authors writing style nd this is one of the few times when the second book is the best!



13618440Dreams Of Gods & Monsters

Laini Taylor is awesome, I love the world of Daughter of Smoke and Bone and while this last book was a little long and there were a few things that seemed pointless all together this was an awesome ending to the series and I loved it.





21566578Infinitude

This is a very interesting book, it was a review book that I got because it sounded interesting. It made this list simply because of how unique it is, I kind of hated the ending, but it was a...brave ending. It was an ending that most debut authors wouldn't use.





2294528Howl's Moving Castle

I just loved this book, it's fairly old and just an epically fun fantasy book.








16704220Illusion

I didn't actually have high expectations for this book, but it was awesome. This is one of those series that just gets better and better.








What was your least favorite book this year? Maybe something you were really looking forward to that disappointed you? (don't forget to leave your links in the comments!)

39 comments:

  1. ELEANOR & PARK. Yessssssssss. That book was so good!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

    ReplyDelete
  2. Least favorite? Hmmmm... I really didn't like Tana Finch's newest mystery, I received it for review and tortured myself to get through it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Can't decide which one of your picks I like best...ELEANOR AND PARK or I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN or ARISTOTLE AND DANTE. All are fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I haven't read any of the books you've mentioned in your post. I'll have to check them out! Here is a link to my TTT list for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-read-in.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. I did a high fantasy list, but The Blood of Olympus will definitely be on my best of 2014 later on. I also loved Blue Lily, Lily Blue (but not as much as I expected, I think I read it at the wrong time), and I really want to read I'll Give You the Sun, and Howl's Moving Castle. :) Awesome list! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome, can't wait to check your list out!

      I hate when that happens, deciding to read a book at the wrong time and it's just not as good as it could have been!

      Delete
  6. I really need to read Maggie Stiefvater. Her books look amazing! I really enjoyed Eleanor & Park. I'm trying to think of my most disappointing read this year...I guess it would have to be Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson. I was really looking forward to reading it! My TTT

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, i really want to read that book actualy, sorry it disapointed you! Yes, you must read Maggie, she's amazing!

      Delete
  7. THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS! YESSS I HAVE FOUND ANOTHER PJO AND HOO FAN. *fist pump* :D

    I still need to read Ari & Dante, and that's happening very soon! Time to get on top of this TBR pile, ugh.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! I love finding more PJO and HOO fans!! There's doesn't seem to be enough of us in the blogging world!

      Delete
  8. I've really enjoyed Laini Taylor's books so far and I really want to read the third book Dreams of Gods and Monsters next! Check out my top 10 list!

    http://rabbitearsbookblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-8-top-10-books-i-read.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, you really should read the last one!

      Delete
  9. Yeeeees, Ari and Dante! I loved the book so much that it actually hurt when I finished it.
    Eleanor & Park will be in my list too.
    Great list!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Eleanore and Park topped my list last year, and I'm still made at myself for not getting to the Jandy Nelson book this year. But I agree with you about Illusion. That series does keep getting better, which is surprising to me since I've never read anything else by her. Great list!

    My TTT
    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't rea anything else by her either but it does, it just gets better and better! You have to read Jandy Nelson, she's so good!

      Delete
  11. Tricky question, with the least favorite!! I'd say either Somebody's Angel by Kallypso Masters or Taking it all by Maya Banks. Both because I was really looking forward to them and they ticked me off so much that I don't care to read another book by Masters, and will only continue with one series of Banks. Thanks for sharing! Here's my Favorite Books of 2014.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, don't you just hate when that happens!?

      Delete
  12. Oh I just finished Eleanor and Park. Sooooo good!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. THE RAVEN CYCLE AKLDSKAGSKFSDKJ OMG LOVE IT SO MUCH. (Sorry, I just got a little carried away there...).

    Wait. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a contemporary? But.. but that cover! It has the look of a fantasy. Well, clearly I didn't pay enough attention to the synopsis.

    Eleanor & Park and I'll Give You the Sun are two that I really want to read it!! I have E&P but haven't gotten to it yet unfortunately. I must do that soon. :)

    Thanks for stopping by The Fox's Hideaway!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it's contemporary! I know, the cover can be misleading!

      And I totally understand about the Raven Boys!

      Delete
  14. I figured out how many of each kind of book I read too. Blood of Olympus made my list too, but surprisingly it didn't make the top. I loved Dreams of Gods and Monsters too! I'm hoping that with that ending there will be more! The side characters are just so good.

    I'm going to read Shatter Me soon. That's disappointing that the ending didn't have enough action. I like explosive endings too.

    My least favorite book was Immortal. It was a book I requested from Netgalley. It was just too 'mature' for me I think.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, esplosive endings are the best!

      Ah, I know what you mean. I often find books that are too mature for me!

      Delete
  15. The Blood of Olympus made my list too! I was both excited and saddened by it, since the book was amazing (Riordan always is), but the series ended. I have yet to read Dreams of Gods and Monsters, but Daughter of Smoke and Bone made my TTT. Eleanor & Park, I'll Give You the Sun, and Blue Lily, Lily Blue are on my TBR spreadsheet as well. Well, I hope you encounter more favorites in 2015!:)

    Claire @ Bookworm Reviews

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! And I know what you mean, Blood Of Olypmus was awesome but now it's over and that really really sucks!

      Delete
  16. Definitely agree with I'll GIve You the Sun! And I loved Unravel Me, but I did love Ignite Me more ;) I need to read the rest of the books on your list, especially Aristotle and Dante, and Eleanor and Park! Great list :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, you must read Ari and Dante, and Eleanor and Park!!! Do it, do it now! ;)

      Delete
  17. I'm so mad because I forgot to put Dreams of Gods & Monsters on my list! AND ALSO I NEED TO READ BLUE LILY LILY BLUE BECAUSE THAT SERIES IS AMAZING, and plus I just finished Dream Thieves, which is on my list as well.

    Can I just mention that you read a lot of books this year? Like wow!!!

    Awesome list Nobody!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha. Don't you just hate it when that happens? Every week when I'm visiting other blogs I kept getting reminding of books I forgot!

      Thanks! =)

      Delete
  18. OMG Shay I love the new blog layout ^.^

    Anyway i want to read Dreams of Gods and Monsters and I'll Give You the Sun! SO LUCKY YOU READ THEM :(((

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha, thanks! You have to read I'll Give You The Sun, i think you'd love it!

      Delete
  19. I love Howl's Moving Castle! I actually just reread it (again) last week haha. And I really, really need to get to Eleanor & Park. Like REALLY. I keep meaning too...but man I can put off contemporary reads for all of time...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Howl's Moving Castle, it's just the best isn't it? =)

      Delete
  20. Eleanor & Park and Unravel were on my list too! Daughter of Smoke and Bone is my #1 favourite book of 2014 so very happy to see sequel just as good. Great list :)

    ReplyDelete