Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read So Far in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

NOTE: All book titles are linked to my review of the book except the last two, which are linked to their Goodreads page. Also, each book is followed by my rating; you can check out my rating system to see each rating explained.

The Maze Runner    Love Letters to the Dead    Since You've Been Gone

1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner – 9 (practically perfect)
2. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira – 9
3. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – 9

Anna and the French Kiss     Lola and the Boy Next Door     It's Kind of a Funny Story
4. Anna and the French Kiss – 7 (Pretty good) / Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – 8 (Freaking fantastic)
5. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini – 10 (Perfection)

Gone    The Raven Boys    Attachments
6. Gone by Michael Grant – 8
7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – 9
8. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – 8

And those read before I started my blog (Linked to Goodreads)

The Bling Ring     Will Grayson, Will Grayson

9. The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World by Nancy Jo Sales
10. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

 

What are the best books you’ve read this year? Did you participate in TTT? Link me to it in the comments!

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60 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read So Far in 2014

  1. I also read Attachments this year. It was my second Rainbow Rowell book. I really enjoyed it. I still need to read Anna and the French Kiss. I have heard wonderful things about this series! And I have been wanting to read the Gone series.
    Great list!

    • Which other Rainbow Rowell book did you read? Did you like it? I want to try her others.
      Ahhh. I loved Anna. I would definitely recommend it. It’s such a great summer read: light, sweet, and adorable.

  2. Great list!I loved Anna & Lola and can’t wait to read Since You’ve Been Gone.It sounds so interesting and everybody is talking about it lately!Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!Happy Reading!And of course Love Letters to the Dead made my list as well because it was just phenomenal!
    Elena @ Book Lady’s Reviews

    • I really liked the book. Not so much with the movie. The book is cool because it comments on our society and gives a lot of interesting anecdotes about our obsession with fame and celebrity. Lots of fascinating statistics. I would highly recommend it.

  3. I really, really want to read Since You’ve Been Gone so it’s fantastic to see pretty much everyone is loving it 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT

  4. You have so many books on here that I want to read such as Anna and the French Kiss, It’s kind of a funny story and The Maze Runner. Hopefully I can get to the them soon

  5. If I hadn’t gotten off from work so late today I would be reading Love Letters to the Dead right now. Unfortunately, the library was closed when I left work, so my poor reserved book must languish on the shelves until I can get my hands on it tomorrow. The Maze Runner is already in my modest *cough* 20 book high *cough* pile of books I have from the library already. 😉

  6. Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell write cute and funny books that I can devour like chocolate. I still have to read Raven Boys–it’s been on my list for a while, and keeps getting bumped down for newer books. I’ll get there!

  7. You’re the second person today who’s recommended the Maze Runner in one way or another – guess it’s a sign to put it on my list! And I read It’s Kind of a Funny Story last year and loved it! It was so sad when Ned Vizzini died…:(

    • I did see the movie. I wasn’t it’s biggest fan. In fact, when I was watching it (at the Edinburgh International Film Festival) last year, several people walked out. I stayed, but it wasn’t my favorite. I liked the book a whole lot more. It was fascinating. I think I might have to try the movie again now that I understand these kids a little more.

    • I thought the book was brilliant. It is non-fiction, just so you know. It’s got a lot of really great anecdotes about our society and it’s obsession with fame and celebrities. There are a lot of interesting statistics and I thought it was fascinating. I would definitely be interested in hearing what you thought!

  8. Attachments and The Raven Boys made my list as well this week. So many books you have posted are on my TBR list and it’s wonderful to see that so many people have enjoyed them. It makes me want to read them even more!

  9. Hurray for Stephanie Perkin’s books! And I agree, Lola and the Boy Next Door is so much better than Anna and the French Kiss. *high fives* I think I should go read Maze Runner soon before the movie comes out! 😀

    • I definitely enjoyed Lola more than Anna. I liked Cricket as a love interest a lot more than St. Clair. I posted my review of the sneak peek of Isla yesterday, which you can read HERE if you’re interested. I can’t wait to read the whole book.
      AHHH. The Maze Runner is amazing. You should definitely read it!

    • I read it after I’d seen the movie (which I didn’t like), but I really enjoyed the book. No, I didn’t do a review of it. I read it before I started my blog, but I thought it was really good. I don’t usually read non-fiction, but I was fascinated by the book. It had a lot of really interesting anecdotes on our society and our obsession with fame and celebrities. I read it in one sitting. I liked Sales’ writing, as well.
      What did you think?

      • I too, rarely read non-fiction and thought it was different to what I normally read and was also very shocking which let me enjoy it even more. The statistics popping up in this book about fame obsessed kids, and what reality tv shows are doing to to kids and how narcissistic they’ve (the people in the book) become are shocking! Downside? I was hoping for there to be justice in the end and I was super disappointed at what they ended up receiving, but that’s not the books fault, that’s reality’s fault!
        I also enjoyed the film but I am Emma Watson bias xD

        • I was really shocked as well by what happened to those kids. It was crazy. I think that the fact the book was so different to what I usually read and the inclusion of all the proven facts/statistics is what made me enjoy the book so much, just like you.
          I, too, was hoping for justice, but that’s our society for you: (in)famous people always get off easier than “normal” people.
          I love Emma Watson, and I will literally watch anything she does, but I just didn’t enjoy this movie. However, now that I’ve read the book and have a better understanding of those kids, maybe I should try again?

    • RIGHT?! Is it September yet? I cannot wait for the movie!
      I loved SYBG. I was actually a little surprised by how much I like it because it was raved about in the blogging community and sometimes I just don’t agree or it makes my expectations too high. But I loved it.

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