Top Ten Fantasy and SF Books I Read in 2014

December 16, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 20

toptentuesday2Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Read in 2014.


Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is pretty broad, so I decided to narrow it to just the best fantasy and science fiction novels.  Not all of these are 2014 releases, but I read all of them for the first time this year. (Re-reads did not count.) And I couldn’t quite pare it down to 10! Title links take you to my reviews.

Middle Grade



Young Adult

Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) by Gail Carriger


Adult Fantasy

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
What were your top ten books for 2014?


20 Responses to “Top Ten Fantasy and SF Books I Read in 2014”

  1. Mandy

    This is a great list. I love the Lunar Chronicles. Thanks for sharing this week. I need to check out some of these like Gail Carriger’s books. Have a great week, happy holidays. New follower
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks for stopping by, and for the follow! Do check out Carriger’s books; they’re quick reading but lots of fun. (I haven’t tried her adult series yet, but love the YA series.)

  2. Greg

    Glad to see Thursdays With The Crown was good, my daughter has read it but I have not yet. I am thinking of reading the Riordan books at some point- and I’ve heard good things about Hines’ series. So I may need to get that as well- I do like the idea of it.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Hines’s series is marvelous if you are a SFF geek. There are so many references to various books, and it’s fun to see if you can spot them all.

  3. Stephanie

    I’ve read a bit more recently about the Jim Hines series and have moved that up the TBR pile – it helps that it was one of your favorites of the year! The Lunar Chronicles were one of my honorable mentions – such a fun series. It’s awesome that you even narrowed down to a particular genre and still had more than 10 favorites – must have been a good reading year!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It’s funny; I didn’t think it had been a great reading year, but when I went through my Goodreads list, I had more four-star books than I thought. (Fewer 5-star books than 2013, though.) I’m glad you’re going to read the Jim Hines books! I haven’t read any of your top ten (no, not even The Hitchhiker’s Guide!), but The Night Circus is on my must-read-in-2015 list. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I think you’ll enjoy most or all of the ones you mentioned! And give A Snicker of Magic a try – it’s truly wonderful, especially for people who love words.

  4. Lindsay

    I’m glad to see you enjoyed the Gail Carriger and Nora Roberts books so much. Those are two series people at work have recommended that I’d like to get to eventually. I also need to read the rest of the Lunar Chronicles books — I read “Cinder” this year and really enjoyed it. And, as you already saw on my blog, I’m crazy about Deborah Harkness! Sad that the trilogy has come to and end, though. I wonder what she’ll write next?
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m really looking forward to seeing what Harkness comes up with next, and I’m eager for the next Carriger and Meyer books. Scarlet and Cress were both wonderful, so I hope you get to read them soon. Thanks for coming by!

  5. Linda

    My favorite fantasy author is Anne Bishop. Book 2 of her series about The Others, Murder of Crows, was published in 2014. Written in Red, which started the series, was published last year and book 3 will be released in March. It’s torture waiting!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve heard good things about her, but also get the impression that her books tend to be a bit dark, which is why I haven’t tried them yet. Maybe someday! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  6. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

    Great list! I have to finish the Heroes of Olympus series and All Souls trilogy. I’m glad you enjoyed Scarlet and Cress as well. Thanks for sharing!