top ten tuesday: best of 2014 so far

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, a fun way to get yourself thinking and sharing about books and bookish things.

June 10: Top ten books I’ve read so far in 2014

This was tougher than I thought! I was in a horrible slump this first half of the year, although you might not know it at first glance since I am (somehow) on pace to meet my 50 books goal this year. Work was a little tougher/busier than normal, we had a death in the family… it’s just been rough. But I have managed to read 21 books so far this year, and here are my 10 picks for best of those (in no particular order):

best2014sofar_1Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison by Pete Earley
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (audio, read by Jeremy Irons)
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan


When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed (audio, read by author)

What are your best reads so far this year?

12 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: best of 2014 so far

  1. I adored Tiny Beautiful Things. In fact when I finished it, I went straight back to the start and read it all over again. Some great books here, you’re having a great reading year!

  2. I loved The Worst Hard Time–I actually listened to the audiobook on my daily commute earlier this year. It would be a great pairing with Grapes of Wrath!

    • That would be an excellent pairing! I (think?) I read Grapes in high school…?? I did watch the Ken Burns Dust Bowl mini-series on Netflix around the same time I was reading Worst Hard Time and that was a good companion, seeing more images of that time.

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