Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish.
When I saw the topic for this week, I originally planned to choose from my 5 and 5+ star ratings and go from there. But I changed my mind at the last minute, as I usually do! I grabbed a pen and paper and I sat down far away from the computer (and Goodreads), and scribbled down the books I remembered loving this year. Some ended up being from the same series, and I ended up going with it. I thought of combining each series together so I could cover more books, but nope, I’m going to let each book have its own little mini-moment :) Being honest, in every series I read I end up loving some books more than others!
I have listed these in reverse numerical order, but in honesty, depending on my mood these books will continually move up and down the list! They are in no way set in stone, and I’ve already switched the order dozens of times just creating this post!
10 - Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Grave Mercy started off a bit slow, but once the plot picked up pace, I was hooked! I’m a little hit or miss with historically themed books in general, so for a historical book to make a lasting positive impression on me is a rare occurrence!
9 - The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan
This was my first Jenny Colgan book and I read it way back in January! The story has stuck with me ever since, as it had so much more depth to it that I initially expected. I clicked with Jenny’s writing style very quickly, and I ended up trying (and loving) Little Beach Street Bakery later on in the year as well! I know she has lots more books previously released, and I’d love to get the chance to read them all in the New Year.
8 - Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
One word: VAREN! I swear, 2014 has been the year I’ve become obsessed over so many fictional characters! Nevermore surprised me on so many levels and it’s easily one of the best atmospheric books I’ve read in a long, long time. It’s a densely detailed and descriptive book, and I know this might put some readers off, but for me, it worked so well!
7 - Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I loved this book! I loved seeing all the original characters we met in Cinder grow, and I loved seeing how the new characters blended in with the story. Plus, Scarlet and Wolf! I love those two :)
6 - Splintered by A.G Howard
I completely fell in love with the world building in Splintered! (Ok, and with Morpheus.) I LOVE this darker version of Wonderland, and if you haven’t read this trilogy yet, please, please, please give it a go! I don't think you'll regret it!
5 - Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Argh, this ranking think is so complicated! I think Heir of Fire deserves to be higher up than this, but we’ll have to go along with it. I LOVE all the characters in this series! Each one is distinct, unique and completely captivating, and while I’m still holding out hope for my Chaolaena, I’ll be happy if all the characters make it out from this series ALIVE!
4 - Love, In English by Karina Halle
This was my most emotional and tear-filled book of the year. I literally SOBBED so much I had to stop reading until I calmed down (and I could actually see my iPad again!) I don’t know how Karina manages it, but she is in full control of my tear ducts!
3 - Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Humm, now that I think about it, Crown of Midnight and Love, In English are tied for the most emotional and tear-filled books of the year! My gosh, Crown of Midnight dragged my emotions through heaven, then hell and left them there to be tortured repeatedly. Holy crap, it was phenomenal! The first half of the book was pure bliss, and I didn’t think I could possibly get any happier. Then my poor heart was shattered into a zillion tiny pieces, and I don’t think I’ve fully recovered since!
2 - Unhinged by A.G Howard
I LOVED this book so much! I am officially obsessed with the Splintered series, and it’s all Unhinged’s fault! Or, more accurately, it’s all because of Morpheus! As long as my Morpheus gets his happily ever after in Ensnared, I shall be one happy little reader! *Nudges Alyssa* Go on Alyssa, you KNOW it’s the right choice!
1 - Resistance by C.J. Daugherty
This book! Holy crap, this book! I’m still freaking out about that ending, *sobs!* Carter, Carter, Carter!! How the heck am I supposed to wait until the summer to find out what happens *sobs even harder* Resistance is the only book that rendered me speechless and incoherent of any thoughts this year. Once I read the last page, I sat there in stunned silence for at least ten minutes, with my jaw on the floor. This never happens to me! So by default, it has to be my favourite book of 2014!
So, that's my top 10 books of 2014! Wow, seriously though, I can't believe this year is almost over. Thank goodness they're so many more awesome books on the way in 2015! Let the countdowns begin!
Did you read any of the books on my list this year? What did you think of them? Share a link to your TTT post if you like, or tell us in the comments!