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Top Ten Books of 2014!

It's nearly 2015! Happy new year everyone! I read 61 books this year, which was one over my target, woop! Here are my top ten (in the order that I read them because I couldn't order them!):

here are eight, the other two were library or Kindle reads! 

1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (review)
After all the hype I couldn't ignore this one, and I'm so glad I didn't! Possibly my favourite book of the year. A must read for all fans of YA!

2. Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison (review)
This had me laughing out loud in public places and making a fool of myself - and I couldn't care less. So funny and realistic and one that I'm sure I shall be revisiting whenever I need cheering up. 

3. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick (review)
I adore the Lizzie Bennet Diaries and so this was a dream of a book. It fills in all the gaps of events only upon in the video diaries, including those exciting dates with Darcy ;) A must read for Pride & Prejudice and LBD fans!

Boys Don't Knit (Boys Don't Knit, #1)4. Boys Don't Knit by T.S. Easton
Another one that had me cracking up! Such a fun book and so different to everything I've read before! I've had the sequel on my shelf for agesss now and I really must get round to it because this one was so fab.

5. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead (review)
SO. MANY. FEELS. The Bloodlines series just keeps getting better and better! I'm super duper excited for The Ruby Circle but will be so sad when it's over. Just read them!

6. Department 19 by Will Hill (review)
I was surprised by how much I loved this. I've had it for years and I'm kicking myself that I only read it in the summer. Looking forward to more of the series next year!

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)7. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (review)
How could this not be on my list?! I think Anna's still my favourite but aww this is still just as adorable as expected from Stephanie's collection. Not to be missed!

8. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson (review)
I think this ties with Fangirl for my top book of 2014. I LOVED this and devoured it in just a couple of days despite it's enormous size (and I read slowly this year). Definitely my favourite of Morgan's novels and I cannot recommend it enough. READ IT. 

9. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (review)
So different to how I expected and so well handled. Absolutely beautiful. A must read! 

10. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (review)
So much fun! Even better than We Were Liars, which I adored too. Cannot wait to read more from E. Lockhart because each book I read just keeps getting better and better.

What were your favourite books of the year? 
What should I look out for in 2015? I'm so out of the loop so all recommendations welcome! 



Comments

  1. Can you believe I have had Since You've Been Gone for months and haven't read it yet,what am I thinking? I must make it a priority to read as soon as possible. Interesting to hear you preferred The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks to We Were Liars, I adored WWL and it is probably my book of the year so I must read this one too.
    Why I haven't picked up Lobsters yet is crazy too, I see nothing but love for it. 2014 was packed with great books and I think 2015 might even better it.

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  2. yeay to since you've been gone!! Also Fangirl <3 <3 I need to read the secret diary of lizzie bennet. boys don't knit looks cute!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  3. Fantastic list, Bella! I'll be reading Silver Shadows, Since You've Been Gone and Frankie this year, hopefully. Lobsters is also on my list!

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  4. Great list, some I really want to read! Happy to see 1/3 of your books are by British authors... have you thought about joining the British Books Challenge? :)

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  5. So many great choices, Bella! I'm especially pleased to see Fangirl, Lobsters and Boys Don't Knit. They're fantastic books!

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  6. I really want to read Since you've been gone! *-*

    ps. I have a blog as well, both in Italian and in English. I'd love if you wanted to check that out! :D -> http://frannieinthepages.blogspot.com/

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