#NYW15 Top 14 of 2014

Saturday, 3 January 2015

I read a lot of insanely amazing books this year, and I really can't say my favourite. There are so many books that were so good on very different levels. I can't for the life of me say one book that was my favourite. So, here are my top 14, in chronological order!

#14: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Read in February 2014 - Goodreads



The Shatter Me series is one of my favourite of all time, and getting to go on one last adventure with Juliette was a blessing. I loved this book so much. The characters were raw and uncut, and the writing was sharp as a razor and had no restraint. Thank you, Tahereh, for allowing me to go on this journey with Juliette.

#13: The Archived series by Victoria Schwab
Read the Archived in February 2014 - Goodreads
Read the Unbound in April 2014 - Goodreads

 


Mac and Wesley weaseled their way into my heart, and i'm determined not to let them go. These characters, and this story, just stuck with me. It might be because of their quick wit, and the fact that they are so real, but i'm not sure. Some of the best books i've ever read.

#12: Pushing the Limits Series by Katie McGarry
Read Pushing the Limits in February 2014 - Goodreads
Read Dare You To in March 2014 - Goodreads
Read Crash Into You in March 2014 - Goodreads
Read Take Me On in August 2014 -  Goodreads
Read Breaking the Rules in December 2014 - Goodreads


   

 

This series is fun, and romantic, and is filled with great characters that will RIP OUT YOUR HEART. YES, IM TALKING ABOUT YOU, NOAH AND ISAIAH.



#11: Great by Sara Benincasa
Read in April 2014 - Goodreads




This was the first Gatsby retelling I had ever read, and it did not disappoint. But this book strays from Gatsby, and becomes an incredible story all on its own, about loss, greed, and deception. Loved this book, and can't wait to read other things by Sara Benincasa

#10: Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
Read in May 2014 - Goodreads




Her Dark Curiosity blended great characters with a great plot, all set against a wonderful setting. I love the way that the classics this series is based on are all weaved together, and I loved how the stakes in this book were higher than in the first. Lead to an amazing sequel and I'm so excited for book 3!


#9: Cruel Beauty by Rosamond Hodge
Read in May 2014 - Goodreads



This book jumped out and stole my heart. It was beautifully written and utterly captivating. I think everyone should read this now because it is just so perfect.

#8: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Read in June 2014 - Goodreads




This book was an experience, and it blew my mind. I have no idea how E. Lockhart crafted this story, but it was a wonderful experience getting to read and re-read it.

#7: Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Read in June 2014 - Goodreads




This book was classic Rainbow Rowell. It was sweet, it was fun, and it was also a little bit heartbreaking. I love how Rainbow creates characters that I fall in love with so quickly, and how they keep me interested for the entire story. 

#6: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Read in September 2013 - Goodreads




I was excited to read this, but wasn't sure what to expect. I was blown away by the beautiful and fast paced narration, and I loved the characters. I also really loved the music that was incorporated and how it flowed :)

#5: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Read in July 2014 - Goodreads




This book is so very important, and was probably one of the most important books i've ever read. The way that this story was told, and the characters, just broke me. This is one of the few books that have impacted me on such a high level.

#4: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Read in October 2014 - Goodreads




I didn't read a lot of high fantasy this year, but this blew me away. The way that the characters still felt familiar even though their situation was vastly different than my own really stuck with me. And the world that Sara Raasch created was an incredible one, and I don't think I'll be forgetting this one anytime soon.

#3: Sister's Fate by Jessica Spotswood
Read in October 2014 - Goodreads



One of the best finales i've ever had the pleasure of reading. Fast paced, lovely, and absolutely heartwarming. It was an incredible farewell to a series that I love so much.

#2: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Read Just One Day in December 2014 - Goodreads




A magical tale, told with such grace and care that what really stands out is the storytelling. I can't wait to read more by Leslye Walton!

#1: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Read in December 2014 - Goodreads




This book was really hyped up, and honestly? While reading it, I didn't think it was incredible. But then the last hundred pages. All the loose strings that were left from even the first chapter came together and everything made sense. The way that these characters lives intertwine left me in awe. I loved this. I loved this. I loved this.

So those are my top 14 of the year! Link me to your posts below, or tell me what your favourites of the year were! See you tomorrow!!
-Indigo
@IndigoWayworth

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