Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read in 2014


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

girl with all the gifts

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

    • 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!

  1. 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. 🙂

    • 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 🙂

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