According to Goodreads I read 71 of my wanted 75 books in 2014. But what Goodreads doesn’t know is that I also read 6 full manuscripts for friends (not to mention the number of times I read my own books, but M said mine don’t count!). So, I’m considering my reading challenge a total win.
There were books that I enjoyed, there were books I honestly didn’t care if I finished, and then there were books that blew my mind with their sheer brilliance. Books that I will push on friends and strangers just because everyone needs to read them. Books that inspired me, tortured me, made me laugh, made me cry and, most definitely made me grateful for so many different kinds of characters and stories. Below are the ones that I still can’t get out of my head.
A Corner of White and Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, and Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan
Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (I’m not finished with Dreams of God and Monsters yet, otherwise it would be on here too!)
Landline by Rainbow Rowell