Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books I Read in 2014 and Blogoversary Giveaway Part III

Guys, it is so, so, so hard for me to pick my favorite books I read in 2014.  I narrowed it down and I also included some books that I read this year that are older and don't have the 2014 publication date, but they are just.that.good.  I also shared my favorite quote from each book, because some of these books have such awesome lines. 

Also, to celebrate my 5th Blogoversary, my final giveaway will be for one of these awesome books of your choice, including my runner-up list. This is an international giveaway, just be sure Book Depository ships to your location and please follow my giveaway rules. The deadline is January 3rd. Good luck!

Let me know what you think of my favorite books of 2014:

1.  Looking for Alaska by John Green -
“Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'. I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.” 

2.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - 
Ye werena the first lass I kissed," he said softly. "But I swear you'll be the last.”

3.  Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg -
“Silence fell between us. This was a common occurrence whenever we’re alone. When you’re comfortable with someone, you don’t need to always fill the void with noise. I liked it when we would just be.” 

4.  Open Road Summer by Emory Lord - 
“His eyes are somewhere between gray and blue, and his hair is somewhere between brown and blond, and I am somewhere between hostile and attracted.” 

5.  To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han -
"Margot doesn't see the point in wondering.  This is our life; there's no use in asking what if.  No one could ever give you the answers. I try, I really do, but it's hard for me to accept this way of thinking. I'm always wondering about the what-ifs, about the road not taken." 

6.  Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan - 
“Come dance with me," he says, taking my hand, and someday I'll explain to him that I already am.”

7.  Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi - 
"Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh.” 

8.  Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins - 
"There's no story,' I say. 'I saw you one day, and I just knew.” 

9.  The Kennedy Wives by Amber Hunt and David Batcher - 
"She would see her name become an indelible part of American history. In that stifling bedroom in North Boston, shy, pretty, sweet-natured Josie could not know it, but her daughter would see wonders." (about Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy).  

10.  Blythewood by Carol Goodman - 
"Farbrente maydlakh," she said, fingering a lock of my chestnut hair, a far less dramatic shade of red than Tillie's own.  "He meant both of us, bubbelah, because of our hair. It means 'fiery girls.'"

Runners-Up: Compulsion by Martina Boone, Crown of Embers by Rae Carson, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Undone by Cat Clarke, and Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.

What do you think of my list? What books were your favorites this year Let me know in the comments below.  This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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  1. Great list!! Isla made my top ten list as well. Looking for Alaska is the next John Green book that I plan on reading.

    Here is my TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-10-books-i-read-in.html

    1. Looking for Alaska is soo good. I liked it more than Paper Towns. Thanks for visiting, Jacque!

  2. OUTLANDER!!! <3 And LOOKING FOR ALASKA! <333 I also loved Open Road Summer. :)

    1. Love me some Outlander. :) I'm glad you enjoyed Open Road Summer as well…can't wait for her next book! Thanks for visiting, Jess!

  3. Awesome list! I loved Open Road Summer, Ignite Me and To All the Boys I've Loved Before! I haven't read Isla yet but I'm sure it's amazing!

    1. Isla is great! Not as good as Anna, but still fantastic. Thanks for visiting, Christy!

  4. I have Open Road Summer in my library stack. Hopefully I'll read it soon. Great list.

    1. Ohhh! I hope you get to it soon…such a great summer read! Thanks for visiting, Linda!

  5. Great list, Christina! To All the Boys, Isla and Open Road Summer all made my end of year list. I really want to read Blythewood and Better off Friends but I didn't get to them this year. Of course you already know that I think Gone Girl and Undone are AWESOME! Thanks for another great giveaway! :)

    1. I think you would like both Blythewood and Better off Friends! Thanks for dropping by, Leanna!


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