The year is just about over and now comes the time for looking back at all we've done over the past 365 days, and since this is a book blog I'm going to look back at all of the books I read this year. First I'll start with some numbers, cause I'm a sucker for all of those infographic things (although mine aren't nearly as cool).
I read a total of 51 books this year. You can see them all here. (That's just over half the total number that I read last year.)
This is how they broke down age group wise.
I didn't review any of the Adult/New Adult books, so that's a total of 35 reviews. That's not so great...
What about by genre?
(All of these are only based on the YA books only)
I'm actually surprised by this cause I generally think of myself as more of a paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi lover.
This number could have been much higher, especially with all of the great debuts that came out this year.
Apparently I also really liked Standalones. And I started more series than I actually continued AND finished. Oops.
- read 3 books that were not published in 2014
- did not finish (read more than 100 pages of and didn't care for) 3 books (I started and did not finish more, but I mean to come back to those ones...at some point in time)
- read 6 books that were self-published/indie-published (this is out of ALL the books I read)
Now that you have all of the numbers what about my favorites?
These are in alphabetical order, not in order by rank
Also, please note that these books are just YA, not adult/new-adult
Why? Cause I'm a huge fan of the horror genre and the writing worked for me. Also, it's pretty original.
Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Why? I adore friends to lovers stories and this one was just so adorable.
I wrote a review for this and I posted it but the internet ate it so...yeah. I'll work on that.
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Why? Rapunzel on a satellite. That is all.
Don't Touch by Rachel M. Wilson
Why? This was such a fantastic look at an anxiety disorder, and I really think we need more of them in YA (and adult) lit!
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Why? Despite being a super dark book the writing is just so pretty! Also, the story! And yay for high fantasy for the YA group!
I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
Why? The writing was beautiful, as was the story, and it shouldn't have worked but it TOTALLY did.
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Why? Because it was just so gosh-dang adorable. Also, cameos from the previous two book's characters.
On The Fence by Kasie West
Why? Another friends to lovers story that really hit the spot. I'm also a huge fan of the "one of the boys" cliche too. This book is just filled with warm fuzzies.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Why? A female anti-hero, that's why.
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Why? It's a teen slasher flick in a book!
Those are my top ten books for the year but because it's 2014 I've decided that there need to be 14 books on this list, so below are four extras that are part of the top 14, but not the top 10
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Split Second by Kasie West
The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner
Feel free to ask me about any adult/NA books I read in the comments, on the facebook page, or on twitter!
And now because I've read some awesome books this year I want to share them with you, so fill out the rafflecopter below and you're entered to win a copy of one of my top
10 14 favorite books! And if you haven't read the first book in the series you can pick the first book, cause I love all of those ones too! The giveaway will last until the last day I'm working, which is January 10!
The giveaway will be open internationally AS LONG AS the book depository ships to you.
You can find out if they do here.
*One last note, if I owe you a prize I will be mailing it not long after the 10th (and emailing you before then)! I'm so sorry that it's taking me so long, I just REALLY hate going to the post office...also I'm kinda broke-ish.