Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read In 2014


Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish, is: Top Ten Books I Read In 2014 (Overall, By A Particular Genre, 2014 Releases).

I decided to go with all of my highest rated reviewed books. It’s interesting to me that looking back, some of the ones that I rated so high aren’t necessarily my favorite books of the year. I still love them, obviously, but my usual rating system (a star rating averaged from Plot, Characters, Readability, and Enjoyability) skews more towards best written, rather than most enjoyed. I’m doing a top 12 since these are all the books I’ve read so far this year that got above a 4 Star rating. Still no books this year got 5 stars from me.


1. Landline by Rainbow Rowell. 4.5 Stars

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

2. Cress by Marissa Meyer. 4.44 Stars

The Last Letter from Your Lover

3. The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes. 4.375 Stars

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)

4. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan 4.375 Stars

Criminal (Will Trent, #6)

5. Criminal by Karin Slaughter. 4.375 Stars

Me Before You

6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. 4.375 Stars

Perfect Lies (Mind Games, #2)

7. Perfect Lies by Kiersten White. 4.25 Stars

Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)

8. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi 4.25 Stars

Illusions of Fate

9. Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White. 4.125 Stars

One Plus One

10. One Plus One by Jojo Moyesย 4.125 Stars

Dangerous Girls

11. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. 4.125 Stars

The Dead Will Tell (Kate Burkholder, #6)

12. The Dead will Tell by Linda Castillo. 4.125 Stars

What are your top books of the year? Agree or Disagree with any of my choices?

27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

  1. I really need to read Tahereh Mafi’s series. I’ve heard so many good things. Also, I’ve never read Jojo Moyes, but a lot of my patrons (at the library where I work) seem to like her. Maybe I’ll give her a shot!
    My TTT!

  2. I had 18 5 star reviews this year. I remembered liking some books more than I rated them as too. Cress made my list too! (At the very top) I just like fun books with humor. Unspoken is on my shelf! I’m glad it made your list. Shatter Me and Illusions of fate are both on my wishlist! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I loved Cress, it’s by far my favorite in the series, but I am more taken aback that you’ve read The Dead Will Tell! Gah! I so enjoyed that one too! It was actually one of my first mystery novels ๐Ÿ˜›

    Have you actually followed the Burkholder series from its inception?

  4. I can’t really agree or disagree… as I haven’t read any of these books! I’m hoping to get to Scarlet (and maybe Cress) next year; Cinder was just okay for me, but I’ve heard that the subsequent books are better.

  5. Pingback: 2014 End of Year Book Survey | Stephanie's Book Reviews

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