Saturday, December 27, 2014

Charli's Top 10 of 2014!

It feels like yesterday that I sat writing a similar post; but here we are, over a hundred books later, with my top 10 of 2014. These were really hard to rank, and so, 10-2 are ranked extremely closely. So, who will take Charli's prize this year..?

10 - Bird by Crystal Chan | Review
At number 10 we have Bird. I adored Bird because it was so beautifully written and just incredibly moving. 

9 - Split Second and Every Second Counts by Sophie McKenzie | Review (SS) | Review (ESC)
At 9, we have McKenzie's newest duology. I read both books in 2014, and I love them! They have everything I want in a book; making some perfect reads that I hope to revisit sometime. 

8 - The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery | Review
I read The 100 Society on several car journeys, and my mum nearly crashed the car several times from my squealing/frustration/flapping around of hands. That says it all, really.

7 - Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Do I have to say anything? Anything at all? Such a good book. Gah.

6 - Half Bad by Sally Green | Review
Half Bad was obviously going to make the list this year! It's phenomenally written and I just absolutely loved it. I love Nathan and I can't wait for the next one in 2015.

5 - Far From You by Tess Sharpe | Review
Honestly, this is something I think everyone should pick up. It's raw and poignant, and just beautiful.

 4 - If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch | Review
Oh, this book. Amazing. A beautiful cover to match a beautiful book. Just to show how amazing it is, it won my schools' summer book of the year scheme this year!

3 - Trouble by Non Pratt | Review | Reasons to Read
Tori and I have raved about Trouble again and again, so is it any surprise at all that it makes the list? I can't wait for Non's next novel, Remix, this year.

2 - The Elites by Natasha Ngan | Review
THIS BOOK WAS PERFECTION and I have wanted to push it onto people, but haven't so I can keep it to myself ;). Joking aside, this is brilliant and I was completely captivated. 

Is it actually any surprise at all that this is my number 1 book? I have raved and raved and raved about Solitaire. I have never felt quite so connected to a story and characters. I adore Alice's writing style and just everything to do with this book.

So there it is! My top 10 of 2014. What a reading year. I'd like to give massive honourable mentions to the following books, as it was so hard to whittle it down this year!

  • Tease by Amanda Maciel 
  • Lobsters by Lucy Ivison and Tom Ellen 
  • Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski 
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak 
  • This Book is Gay by James Dawson (which is the only non-fiction book I loved this year!)

See you in 2015!



  1. Niiice list. Far From You is on my tbr list. And Solitaire looks so so GOOD. I think I need that book in my life :)

  2. Some incredible books on your list this year! I absolutely loved Bird, Trouble, Far From You and Eleanor and Park as well. Hope 2015 is amazing for reading for you both as well :)


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