Midyear Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2014

Posted June 29, 2014 | 41 Comments

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 Can you believe it? We are already halfway through the year! I’ve read over 80 books, which is usually closer to what I read during the entire year. So I’m going to share my top ten reads of 2014 … so far. I did this last year, but for some reason I only did top six. I had to do more than that this time. It’s already a tough list to make, so I’ll be curious to see how many of these make it on my top ten at the end of the year.

The books may not have necessarily been published this year, just read. And they will not be listed in any particular order. Also, I’ve read or caught up on a few series, so I’m going to count any of them as one. My blog, my rules. 😉

Red Rising by Peirce Brown

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I guarantee this makes it on my list at the end of the year. This was only the 4th book I read in 2014, but I knew then that it for sure had a spot. If yo haven’t read this, then you a sorely missing out. BIG TIME! Plus, Peirce Brown is a hottie. 😉

My Review

Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones

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I read the first book over a year ago, but I read the 2nd through 6th books this year. So far the 6th book is my favorite, but we’ll see how the 7th rates in a few months.

My Reviews

Love, in English by Karina Halle

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This book makes my all time favorites list, so of course it’ll be here. All I’m going to say is this book means a lot to me. ♥

My Review

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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Bea-u-ti-ful! This was the first book I read by Hoover and it turned me into a huge fan.

My Review

The Artists Trilogy by Karina Halle

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I read the whole trilogy this year and LOVED it. Yes, that means Karina is on the list twice. What can I say, she’s damn good at what she does.

My reviews

On the Fence by Kasie West

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You can almost guarantee you’ll find a Kasie West book on my lists. This was SO good!

My Review

In the Company of Killers by J.A. Redmerski

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Wow. Just freaking wow! Especially The Swan and the Jackal. That book was … a-freaking-mazing!

My Reviews

(Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Kayrus Quinn

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Man, Kate can write. This book was unique & fantastic!

My Review

Tangled by Emma Chase

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If you’ve read this, then you understand why it made it on this list. If you haven’t, then you are missing out on a hilarious and sexy book. Everyone needs to meet Drew!

My Review

Addicted / Calloway Sisters Series by Krista & Becca Ritchie

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This ISN’T cheating! The Calloway Sisters is a spin-off series, but are also part of the Addicted series, so should be considered one series, in my opinion. I read all of the books that are available and can’t get my hands on the next one soon enough! I haven’t reviewed Hothouse Flower yet, but oh, was it ever good!

My ReviewsAddicted / Calloway Sisters


Have you read any of these? What are some of your favorite books this year so far?

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41 responses to “Midyear Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2014

  1. The only ones I’ve read are On The Fence, Tangled, and The Addicted Series. I have all the rest on my TBR pile though. I’ve been really wanting to read Red Rising and Maybe Someday soon. I just caught up on the rest of Hoover’s books. Don’t You Forget About Me sounded really weird and unique. Glad to hear it was a great read. Will definitely have to try it now.
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  2. So. How much do I fail that I’ve only read one of the books on this list? What is the matter with me Christy?1 I need to get moving on so many of these, particularly Red Rising and Killing Sarai. I can’t wait to finally get my hands on both of those:):)
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  3. Hey, series and spin-off series, totally count as one. They do, they do, they do. 😉 I’ve read On the Fence (my first Kasie West and damn), and of course (Don’t You) Forget About Me, which I also loved. And I have around 3 in my TBR. Love, In English, The Artists Trilogy (see, totally counts as one) and Maybe Someday. Which I can’t wait to read. 🙂 I need to pick up Red Rising, Plus, Peirce Brown is a hottie. Finally, someone said it. 😉 Okay, leaving now…
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    • Christy
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      Oh man, you HAVE to read Red Rising! You need to read all of those, but Red Rising is a MUST read. And my feelings for it have nothing to do with my PB crush. 😉

  4. I knew I was going to find some new goodies. I’m waiting for Karina Halle’s book to be publish on audio, that one is already on my list.
    I love Charley, Sins & Needles and in company of killers…So that’s a pretty good match percentage. If this was match.com or eHarmony.com we would be couple…LOLLOL. Now I have to check out your other picks 🙂
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  5. Irish
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    Wow, you’re over 80 books now. My goal for this year is 80 books and so far, I already read 59 books (novels + manga). I read Red Rising too and although the book is too huge, I really like it. Too bad we have to wait for a few more months for the next book.

    This year, my goal is to finish all the series I have started. All serial novels that I have read years ago that until now, I have not finished yet. I put it on a list and I have 7 series book to finish.
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  6. Kim
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    Love, in English, Maybe Someday, Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower are among my favorite reads of the year so far, too. I also loved Karina’s Artists trilogy. I have a copy of Dirty Angels and I’m holding off on reading it for now to use it as a reward for something… I just have to decide what. 🙂
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  7. I’ve only read one book out of this pile, Christy. Maybe Someday was as gut-twisting as they come, and no surprise there since Colleen Hoover seems to be adept in putting her readers’ hearts on a blender set to a slow, painful speed.

    You’ve got such a strong heart for reading Karina Halle’s books. Good Lord, woman. Angst, anyone?

    I picked up On the Fence, so yay! I can’t wait to read that one.

    Great list, love. And yes, it’s absolutely bonkers that we’re mid way through 2014 already!
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