With less than two weeks left in the year, I have read 25 books in 2014 – but I have every intention of making that 26 🙂 While I’ve done quite a few book reviews on this blog, many of the books I’ve read went undocumented (or were completed before I even started this blog). I wanted to share my top 10 favorite reads from the past year in case you are getting together your “want-to-read” list for the coming months.
Note: It is SO hard for me to pick favorites. It doesn’t seem right! Every book I finished was good in its own way and I had fun looking over each one and remembering what it was like to be lost in those pages. I tried to keep this list to ones that truly changed the way I thought, felt or behaved (even if only for a few pages at a time). Here are the ones that made the cut:
- The Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- In the Woods by Tana French
- The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
- White Oleander by Janet Fitch
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusack
- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I have so many others that I think are worth a read, so if you’re looking for a recommendation, just say the word 🙂
What were some of your favorite books from 2014? What’s on your “want-to-read list for the coming year? I’m finishing Quiet right now, then I hope to pick up Wild by Cheryl Strayed.