Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is top ten books I read in 2014.
10. The Last Time We Say Goodbye – Cynthia Hand. This one doesn’t come out until February but, especially as someone with siblings, this hit me hard. I read with a constant pressure on my chest because the main character’s grief was so overpowering and something I could understand.
9. The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater. This is one I kept putting off because of how much I loved the first one. How could it measure up? What if it ruined my feelings for the first? No worries, it was amazing. I love all the multiple POVs and how each character brings something to the story.
8. Something Real – Heather Demetrios. It feels like forever ago that I read this one but it stays with me. I loved the main character, her friends, her crush, her relationship with her brother, and it makes a reader stop to think about the consequences of children being exposed to reality show life.
6. Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins. I knew I would love this one before I even started reading it. And it didn’t disappoint. It had more angst than the previous books but that just made me want them to succeed even more.
4. Sacrifice – Brigid Kemmerer. I was on the edge of my seat the whole book. I always have the ‘someone’s going to die’ feeling in the last book of the series even if no one does so every time it seemed like it could happen, I wasn’t ready.
3. A Thousand Pieces of You – Claudia Gray. Such a beautiful cover! The logistics of world-jumping after someone you think killed your father might be a little extreme but it was written in a way that I didn’t care. The relationships and the characters were complicated, the science was understandable, and it was a lot of fun to read.
1. Positive – Paige Rawl. I don’t know if at the beginning of the year that I would have predicted my best boo of 2014 to be a memoir, but here it is. I felt for her, her mom, I cried, I was mad, just so many emotions. She is definitely a strong woman and I’m glad I took the time to read her memoirs. They left an impression.