Best of 2014 (According to Yours Truly)
I fell way short of my 2014 reading goal of 75 books. Even counting manuscripts I read for critique, I only got to 56 books. I’m hoping to read 100 next year – I did that in 2009 and it was so good for me creatively.
But here are my favorites of 2014:
Favorite book of 2014: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Favorite fantasy: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Favorite contemporary: What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Favorite paranormal/Gothic horror: Between the Spark and the Burn by April Tucholke
Favorite debuts: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley and Sekret by Lindsay Smith
Favorite series I finished: Rae Carson’s Girl of Fire & Thorns trilogy (I read the whole thing this summer)
Favorite middle-grades: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier and Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Favorite sexy book (new adult): Last Will & Testament by Dahlia Adler
Favorite thought-provoking book: Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann
Favorite nonfiction: Still Writing by Dani Shapiro
Favorite novella: Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor
Other Highly Recommended Reads:
- El Deafo by Cece Bell
- Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
- The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi
- Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt
- Spellcaster & Steadfast by Claudia Gray
Favorite blog: Stacked
Favorite author blogs (ok, Tumblrs): Courtney Summers and Lauren DeStefano
Favorite bookish event: NYC Teen Author Fest
Favorite social media: Twitter
Favorite 2015 books I’ve already read: The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (out March 24), The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace (out March 3), The Weight of Feathers by Anne-Marie McLemore (out fall 2015), Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt (out May 19)
Most Anticipated 2015 Reads: All the Rage by Courtney Summers, The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkowski, and The Devil You Know by Trish Doller
Most Anticipated 2015 Debut: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
What were your favorites of 2014? What are you most excited to read in 2015? Stay tuned for my super-dorky 2014 reading stats breakdown tomorrow!
My 8 year old read Sisters and loved it! I loved Huntley's book, but I have to get on the rest of this list…
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! I gave Sisters to my middle sister for Christmas bc it reminded me so much of our awful car trips as kids to the beach!
I found pretty much all of my favorite YA books on your blog, I love it when you do thrice interviews so I can find all these hidden gems. But honestly, Sisters' Fate was my favorite book by a mile! I got it the day it came out!