Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish.
The topic this week is Top Ten Books I Read In 2014, and I’m focusing on my top 10 YA debuts and books in a series. To spread the love I’m not including any overlap from my other lists; so also check out my favorite new-to-me authors and diverse titles of the year. Look for my favorite Romance and Audiobook best-of list soon.
1. Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett – In this sharply written debut, “Anna’s a writer whose left wordless after the death of her beloved young uncle. Food, family, friends, Patti Smith and paper cranes help move the healing process along.”
2. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord – “Open Road Summer is a comfort read that features all my favorite things – the bonds of friendship, a summery backdrop, and a music theme. This debut is packed with emotion and heart to keep you company during your sun-filled adventures.”
3. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira – “The subject matter of grieving the loss of a loved one is heart wrenching and makes you feel” and “the letters are mini history lessons about their subjects and bring their music & films to life.” This one has really stuck with me.
4. Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley – This debut features a kick-ass heroine who shows what she’s made of when she’s one of the first female recruits at a military school. This one kept me up late reading!
5. Pointe by Brandy Colbert – I just finished this one so I don’t have a review to link to just yet. It’s one haunting debut – just read it!
6. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller – Look at the new pb cover- it’s so different from the hc! This debut features “a vivid London setting, art, feminist and class themes, eye-catching fashion, and swoon-worthy romance.”
7. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins – I thought this one was worth the wait! It’s a “super sweet and swoon-worthy finale.”
8. Heir of Fire and Crown of Midnight by Sarah Maas – Love this series! “This installment is a game changer in a lot of ways with so much to ponder and digest. The slow-burn action pays off in the end and leaves you clamoring for the next book.”
9. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead – That ending- wow!! I may have to re-read this one soon to get ready for the final Bloodlines book.
10. Champion by Marie Lu – “The ending of Champion was just perfect though, a little open ended, bittersweet, and satisfying. If you’ve been wondering whether to read the Legend series or not I’d say proceed with confidence.”
Your turn…. I’d love to know your favorite books of the year!