A Look at Books in 2014


It's New Year's Eve- how is that even possible! 
I want to talk real quick about the books I've read this year. I thought I had read a  TON because there were a million top picks running through my head but after looking at the list, I realized I barely read 30 books this year, which is really not like me at all! Probably something to do with the fact that I managed to get engaged, elope and move all in 6 months...all that craziness will definitely put a damper on one's extra time to read but I can't say I hate it.  Here are my picks for favorites and not-so-favorites. Enjoy! 






My Favorites, Hands Down:


The controversy surrounding this book was a little crazy. She's the most talented, witty and electrically imaginative woman in this generation and I just want to be her friend. 


This is the mother ship book for moms everywhere. It's Desperate Housewives meets Snapped and it couldn't be more perfect. 


Ding Ding Ding! Finally a book whose movie wasn't a complete let down! Both the book and the movie were amazing! 


This book was a slam dunk for me and I CANNOT wait for The Rose Effect! (Part 2) This would be my number one book to recommend for the year! 


My "I Wasn't That Impressed" picks: 



I know Jodi is always a favorite among you all but this just was a flop for me


This just had major potential and I think it would have been a hit if there was narration instead of just letters and correspondence between the characters. 


I love Rainbow. And when I say love, I mean to say that I admire her to the top of mountains. However, this time-travel theme just couldn't hook me. Maybe I just don't have the imagination for it? 


Check out all of the books I've read this year here
I want to know about your books of 2014 ! 
Tell me about the good, the bad and the ugly! 

My resolutions for the New Year? Read Nick Hornby , more John Green, at least 3 classics (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, etc.) and I want to read at least 50 books. Join the pledge on Goodreads with me!

What are your book resolutions?




Comments

  1. THis is where I leave you is my favorite book of 2014. I LOVE your recs and I'm going to ask for them for my b-day!!

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  2. It seems we have similar tastes in reading material . After looking through your list, I realize that I got many of my book recommendations from you this year. So thanks! I too loved "The Rosie Project." I'm trying "The Burgess Boys" right now. I'm only 20 something pages in, but so far I'm not enthralled. Please tell me it gets better.

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  3. You have read some great books this year, I have heart that Not That Kind Of Girl is an awesome book. Let's see what 2015 has for us! With love,
    Vera

    http://theflashwindow.weebly.com/

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  4. Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are two of my favorites.

    I loved Big Little Lies, Leaving Time, This is Where I Leave You, and The Rosie Project.

    Here's to more awesome books in 2015!

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  5. Great list! I liked "The Husband's Secret," so maybe I'll have to check out "Big Little Lies." And I definitely want to read "This Is Where I Leave You."

    Check out my year of books post here -- http://unabashedly--me.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-year-of-reading-favor.html

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  6. Great list! I haven't read any of those, but I found a few I want to check out later this year.

    In 2014 I read a few good books. I read the Divergent trilogy which was mostly good though the third book took me a while to get through. The movie didn't hook me as well as the book did though. I'm also still in the middle of Wicked, which I started earlier in December. There's definitely a lot to the book and it's been on and off with me, but I'm still enjoying it.

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  7. This Is Where I Leave You was hands down my FAVORITE book of the year. I haven't seen the movie yet and I'm really bummed by that - I was planning to watch it over the holidays but other things got in the way. There is always this weekend!

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  8. I can't wait to get my hands on Lena Dunham's book. Controversial or not, she's so creative and I want to know what she has to say. Also, I'm cared to read Landline because I love Rainbow's writing so much and I've heard negative things everywhere and I just want to live in this state of ignorant bliss lol.

    Happy New Year!

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  9. I haven't read the Lena Dunham book or Divorce Papers but I did read the others. Totally agree with you on Leaving Time and loved your loves too.

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  10. I loved The Husband's Secret and The Rosie Project. I definitely want to read more classics this year (hopefully Anna Karenina) and really liked Jane Eyre. I could never get through Wuthering Heights, hopefully you have better luck with it than me!

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