Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year.
I tried to limit the list to books that came out in 2014, but that meant leaving out several books published in 2013 that I didn’t get around to reading until 2014. And at least three of those absolutely had to be in my top ten. So… I added the 2013 books at the end – not because they aren’t as good or even better than some of my 2014 picks, but because they’re older. Here, therefore, is my list of the Fifteen best books I’ve read so far in 2014.
I was surprized to realize that the only two books to which I gave 5 stars are both MG. I tend to be a bit chary with the 5-star ratings, saving them for books that are really amazing. Well, these two are! A 4-star review from me is very good; it means I loved or really liked the book.
Cover links take you to Goodreads. Title links take you to my review.
Books published in 2014:
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy (Karen Foxlee) – MG fantasy (review)
The Time Tutor by Bee Ridgeway – Time-travel fantasy (review)
(prequel to The River of No Return)
The Beekeeper’s Ball (Bella Vista #2) by Susan Wiggs – Fiction/romance (forthcoming)
Dreamweaver Trail (Eternity Springs #8) by Emily March – Contemporary romance (review)
Shadow Spell (Cousins O’Dwyer #2) by Nora Roberts – Paranormal romance (review to come)
The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb (Cait Morgan #3) by Cathy Ace – Mystery (review)
The Late Scholar (Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane) by Jill Paton Walsh – Mystery (forthcoming)
Books published in 2013 but read in 2014:
Four and a half stars: