Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Read in 2014. I read so many great books this past year, and I’ve already raved about quite a few of them. In no particular order, here are the best of the bunch:
Note: If you want to know more about any of the books mentioned here, click on the links to see my reviews.
1) I Shall Be Near To You by Erin Lindsay McCabe
2) The Martian by Andy Weir
3) Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
4) The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
5) Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
6) Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
7) We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
8) The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey
9) Archetype and Prototype by M. D. Waters
10) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
What were you favorite books from 2014? Share your links, and I’ll come check out your top 10!
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42 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read in 2014”
I’ve read quite a Diana Gabaldon books, but not the one you’ve mentioned!! In fact, I haven’t read any of the books you’ve mentioned in your post. I’ll have to check them out! Here is a link to my TTT list for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-read-in.html
The Diana Gabaldon book is #8 in the series — so if you haven’t gotten that far yet, you still have plenty to look forward to! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
I love Rebecca. It’s one of my favourite classics. I’m glad that you enjoyed it so much! I keep intending to read The Girl With All The Gifts! It looks like you’ve had an amazing reading year. 🙂
So many great books, it was hard to choose! I’m glad that I finally re-read Rebecca this year. It’s been at least 20 years since I first read it, and it was a shock to realize how little I’d remembered. 🙂
Great list! Something of Daphne du Maurier’s and Shirley Jackson’s made my list this week, too. 😀 I Shall Be Near to You is on my TBR, and Midwinterblood sounds really interesting!
Ha, I just finished reading your list and commented on the du Maurier and Jackson books! If you like historical fiction, absolutely check out I Shall Be Near To You. I loved it.
I’ve heard so many good things about the Martian! I’ll have to check that book out! Check out my top 10 list!
Definitely read The Martian! I’ve convinced a bunch of friends to read it lately, and even the ones who don’t usually read science fiction ended up loving it. 🙂
Thanks! Definitely picking it up!
I just read The Girl with all the Gifts. Not sure if would make the best of the year list for me (it has serious competition. ha), but it was a really good book.
It’s hard to narrow these lists down to just 10, isn’t it? I guess that’s a sign that we read a ton of great books this year!
the girl with all the gifts was so different- I so want to read Zevin’s new book
The Gabrielle Zevin book was amazing. Yet another great book about books!
You’re the second person I’ve seen list Midwiterblood in their Top 10. I read it, and I liked it, but it didn’t make my list. I didn’t even consider it. (I had about twenty tabs up before I narrowed it down.)
Now I’m wondering if it needs a reread. I feel like I must have missed out…
I read Midwinterblood early in the year, but there was something about the way it was written that really felt haunting to me. It’s so hard to narrow down all the great books to just 10!
Great list! I recently got a copy of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and am looking forward to reading it 🙂
I think you’ll really enjoy it! I always love reading books about books, or book lover, or bookstores…
I love Gabrielle Zevin, but I haven’t read ALFRED yet. Might have to check it out!
This one is really different from her recent YA stuff (which I also like) — but A. J. Fikry just really moved me (and made me laugh too).
I REALLY want to read I Shall Be Near to You. Glad to see you like it. And Diana Gabaldon has been on my TBR list for a while. Incidentally, yours is the second list today I’ve seen Written in My Own Heart’s Blood on, so obviously that’s the one I should start with. 😀 Great list. Happy Tuesday! 😀 My TTT
Ooh, no, don’t start with Written in My Own Heart’s Blood — it’s #8 in a series! If you want to read Gabaldon, you have to start at the beginning, with Outlander. ❤ (love it…) I really recommend I Shall Be Near To You — it's not very long, but it really packs a powerful punch.
I Shall Be Near To You will have to be a priority read in 2015, and I want to somehow reread the Outlander series before diving into MOBY. So next year I have to make this happen! Great list!
Rereading the Outlander books before reading MOBY is a great idea. I made sure to reread Echo right before MOBY, and I was so glad that I did!
I have seen The Martian and The Girl With All The Gifts on so many lists. Haven’t read either but thinking I should change that…!
They’re both great, especially if you’re a sci-fi fan!
I haven’t read any of these, but several are on my TBR long-llst.
My top books of the year included Vicious by Victoria Schwab, the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor, and many more.
I’m finally getting a copy of Vicious when it comes out in paperback next month! I’ll go check out your list — thanks!
You have lots on here that I really want to read like The Martian and We Have Always Lived in the Castle- great list!
If you like audiobooks, I’d really recommend listening to We Have Always Lived in the Castle. There was something about the narration that made it just extra creepy and delicious. 🙂
I haven’t read any of those, but I’ve considered reading The Martian since there’s been so much good things said about it. Thanks for sharing! Here’s my Best Books of 2014.
The Martian is really a lot of fun, and with the movie coming out (next year, I think), it’s a great time to read the book!
We Have Always Lived in the Castle looks so haunting! I must read it.
I recommend the audiobook! The narrator gives it such a creepy feeling – it’s perfect.
With the recent stint in fanboying over Interstellar and rewatching Gravity, I think The Martian might be something I’d be interested in reading into very soon!
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I think you’d love it!
Awesome list! I read The Storied Life of AJ FIkery but just couldnt get into it. 😦 the writing style was gorgeous though!
Readers with different opinions make the blogging world go round! 🙂
Oh I LOVE Rebecca! It’s been years since I’ve read it, but definitely one of my favorites. I always think Jane Eyre and Rebecca go well together.
And I really need to read Unbroken.
I love Jane Eyre as well — another one that I re-read in the past couple of years and “rediscovered” how great it is!
The Martin, The Girl With All The Gifts, I Shall Be Near To You. Yes, yes, yes. Great picks! Will have to check out the rest of them I haven’t read yet. 🙂
So glad you loved those too! 2014 was a great reading year, now that I look back and see how many amazing books I read. Looking forward to 2015!