Another year is gone. This makes me very sad. But now, I get to go back and reminisce about all the books I read in 2014 and attempt to pick the best ones. We all know how difficult this can be, right?
I read 175 books, so in order for me to keep this list under control, I’m only including books that were published in 2014.
I’m not putting these in any particular order, except the first two. They tie for the top spot even though they are totally different types of books.
Here we go …
You by Caroline Kepnes is the craziest damn book! I can’t even express how much I love it. I’ve forced a lot of people to read it, and every single one has loved it too. Even people who are extremely hard to suggest books for.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown is bloody brilliant! Like, off the charts. This was one of the first books I read this year, and I knew it was going to make this list before I even finished it. Even if this seems like a genre you aren’t interested in, take the chance!
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews blew me away. Yes, the cover isn’t great, but holy cow, this is a fantastic book.
Maybe Someday was the first book by Colleen Hoover I read, and it now sits up on a pedestal. Not to mention the fantastic original soundtrack that goes with it.
Love, in English by Karina Halle … yeah, just sigh.
The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon caught me by complete surprise. It’s unique, beautiful, and goes in a direction I wasn’t expecting.
Fall of Night by Jonathan Maberry kicked ass! It’s the sequel to Dead of Night, but what put it over the top for me was the fact that it’s also a prequel to the Rot & Ruin series. So good!
(Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn really impressed me. I love unique books that make me feel like I’m working out a puzzle.
Mud Vein is the first book by Tarryn Fisher I read, and it catapulted her to becoming one of my favorite authors. This woman’s writing twists me up heart and soul.
The Undead Pool and The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison – one of my most favorite series came to an end in 2014, and we got the last two books. The series went out on a very high note. It’s definitely a series worth checking out if you haven’t yet.
Okay, so I technically read books 2-7 of the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones this year, but only the 6th and 7th were actually published in 2014. Even though they’re the only ones listed, all of the books rock!
And of course, the Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie! I devoured the whole series so far, but the four listed above are the ones that were published in 2014. One of the best series ever! Just make sure to read them in order. The Calloway Sisters books are very much part of the Addicted series. They are all heavily intertwined, not just jumping from one MC to the next.
So have you read any of these?