top ten tuesday: best books of 2014

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.

December 16: Top ten books I read in 2014

I feel like this is so early! I’m in the middle of one that I’m totally loving (Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng) that would absolutely make this list, but I’m not sure I feel right about putting it down when I’m not finished yet. Maybe the ending will change my mind about it! Who knows. Also I have three on deck to close out 2014 (Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel) that could have a shot at being a top-ten favorite. Here’s my tops of 2014 as of December 16, in alphabetical order by author’s last name (click titles for review):

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Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Bird Box by by Josh Malerman
When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Unintimidated: Wisconsin Sings Truth to Power by various
A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
The Hot House by Pete Earley
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Annihilation by James VanderMeer
The Martian by Andy Weir

What’s the best you read in 2014? Did you also have a hard time choosing only ten?

10 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: best books of 2014

  1. I’ve read one of your main picks (BIRD BOX) and one of your honorable mentions (MOLOKA’I). Loved them both. BIRD BOX was unique and haunting. Definitely stood out among the other dystopians I’ve read.

    Happy TTT (on Wednesday — I’m a little late to the party)!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

  2. Sadly I had the opposite problem! I couldn’t come up with ten I LOVED–I even included one that I haven’t finished yet. Sad. I just picked up Everything I Never Told You on audible and hope to get to Station Eleven next year as well. I Haven’t heard of Bird Box! Guess I need to remedy that.

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