Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Books I’ve Read This Year

June 10, 2014 General, Top Ten Tuesday 9


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the blog THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH.  Every Tuesday, I love seeing these lists around my favorite blogs so I decided to jump into the fun and participate.  Please click the graphic above to see what other blogs are posting their top ten’s today!   

Here are some of my favorite books I’ve read this year.  They’re in no particular order and some are not 2014 releases.  Have you read any of these?

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

 The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – Great take on vampires, a strong, smart heroine, and a crazy, quotable hero (villain?) who may need counseling.  Hooked from beginning to end.


Shifting Dreams and A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter – I know, this is a total cheat but I couldn’t leave one out.  In Shifting Dreams I loved the romance, in A Hidden Fire, I became obsessed with the world.  Elizabeth Hunter, you have my attention.


The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan – Milan is my reading catnip.  I’m always guaranteed a strong heroine and a romance that runs me through every emotion imaginable.


The Expats by Chris Pavone – Don’t read this thinking you’re getting an espionage thriller.  This is an examination of a marriage built on lies.  I really enjoyed this one though I think the ending was a bit of a fail.


Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane – Original and sexy and smart.  This is what Crane always delivers.  Read my review here.


Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews – This was my first Ilona Andrews book and believe me, I’ll be reading more.  One word to describe it?  Original and unexpected.  Wait, that’s two…

Iron Night

Iron Night by ML Brennan – Fortitude is back!  I love this dude and his messed up family.  Read my review here.


Vampire Empire Book One: The Greyfriar by Susan Griffith and Clay Griffith – One of the blog readers recommended this one.  THANK YOU.  I was surprised by how much I enjoyed The Greyfriar.  The concept of this series is phenomenal and I think, for the most part, pulled off successfully.  This was a thrilling read.


Omens by Kelley Armstrong – I just finished reading this.  I wonder what her longtime fans thought of this one? I enjoyed it.  The paranormal aspect is light and vague but the mystery at the core of the novel is intriguing.


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – I have yet to work out my feelings about this book.  There were things that bothered me about the characters, about the decisions made, about the ending(!), but is it well-written and addictive?  YES.


Tell me some of your favorite reads this year?

9 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Books I’ve Read This Year”

    • Lee

      I know! I need to start it. I have no excuse! I also have a Shelley Laurenston book that I need to start. I’ve heard good things about her writing, mainly how truly funny and sexy it is.

    • Lee

      Braine, I can loan book two! My book one is a hard copy. Let me know if you want to dive in with the second book. I’m happy to loan it via my Kindle!

    • Lee

      Omens was great. The resolution of one of the mysteries was a little “meh” but there are still overall questions left unanswered that lead me to fiend for book two.

  1. fishgirl182

    Ilona Andrews is the bset! I haven’t read Silver Shark yet but my friend really likes it and I need to buy it. Courtney Milan is awesome, too. I think I have one unread book of hers still. Maybe I will read it when I am on vacation next week.

    Hope you are having fun watching World Cup. It’s all anyone is talking about at work.
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