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.
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.
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!)