Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke & The Bookish. Each week they host a different top ten topic.
This weeks topic is:
Top Books I Read In 2014
The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
I was incredibly late to the ToG party, but I now completely in love with it! The last series I became this obsessed with was Harry Potter, and that is saying a lot. The romance between Chaol and Celaena is something I ship so hard that it actually hurts! I can't get enough of it and the wait for book four is actually killing me I've reviewed all the books so far this year - AB, ToG, CoM and HoF.
Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi
I didn't know what to expect from this series, my expectations weren't very high. I actually ended up loving this series, mainly because of the fantastic characters. Rossi writes some of the best characters I've come across, I especially loved Roar because he was absolutely hilarious. I read and reviewed all the books this year, along with one of the short novellas - Roar & Liv, Under the Never Sky. Through the Ever Night and Into the Still Blue.
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
This series was such a pleasant surprise! I'd been getting a little bored of dystopians because I'd been reading far too many and they were all starting to sound alike. But this is so wonderfully unique, with a beautiful writing style, a strong lead character and a much more brutally honest approach to the whole thing. I could not get enough of it, Mindy McGinnis is on my auto-buy list now. It's also got the added bonus of having some of the most beautiful covers EVER! I reviewed both Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - This one is technically not out till next year but I was lucky enough to get a signed ARC back in October and I couldn't help myself, I had to read it. And it was amazing. And heartbreaking. And beautiful. And made me ugly cry so badly! You need this book on your 2015 TBR if you haven't done so already.
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu - I adored this one, even though it's written from different point of views, none of which are the one you really want. I liked that all the characters were so flawed and hard to like for different reasons. I thought it was funny the book made me feel like I knew Alice better than anyone else, despite the fact we don't hear from her until the end of the book.
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West - This was the first West book I ever read and it immediately put her on my auto-buy author list. She writes characters that make me laugh out loud and that are so easy to relate to. Plus she does romance in a way that doesn't make me want to gag!
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover - Hoover can do no wrong! I love everything she writes, but this was something special. IT COMES WITH IT'S OWN SOUNDTRACK! The characters write songs together, and then Colleen got Griffin Peterson to write the actual songs and record them. It made for one of the greatest reading experiences of my life. I highly recommend!
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - Such a cute story! TOO MUCH CUTE!!! But... THAT END! I can't begin to explain to you how much I need book two in my life.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - Despite the rage-inducing final reveal that made me want to hit the characters for being beyond stupid, this book was amazing. It made me cry like crazy on my lunch break, I went back to work looking like someone I loved had just died or something. Very embarrassing but the book was totally worth it.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown - Too awesome to put into words. I'm already planning a reread in the next few days, so that I can devour the ARC of the sequel that is glaring at me, begging me to read it! I can't begin to explain this book, it's so unique and not like anything I've read before - despite the fact it does have similarities to other dystopians.
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski - Another book I am planning to reread so that I can get to the sequel. It's not an action packed book, it's much more character driven and I adored the two main characters. The romance is very slow building, and I love a great slow building romance.
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas - OH EM GEE, this book! I don't know one person who has read this book and didn't love it. It keeps you guessing, it has you doubting yourself and it has the great ending you spend the whole book hoping for. It's a book that everyone should read, so if you haven't got to it yet then you need to!
Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas - I wasn't sure she could write another book that was anywhere near as good as Dangerous Girls, but she did! Haas is a genius and is now on the auto-buy list. She writes the greatest psychological thrillers out there. She also writes some of the most fascinating characters.
Far From You by Tess Sharpe - I admit to having very low expectations for Far From You before I got to it. I thought it was going to be a horribly predictable YA thriller, where the whole killer mystery would be predictable and boring. I didn't expect for this to really have nothing to do with finding the killer. This was all about the characters and it completely blew me away.