Top Books I Read in 2014

Merry Christmas Eve for those of you celebrating! Hope you have a great evening planned and a fun Christmas day!

Last year I highlighted the books I read and really enjoyed doing it so I decided to do it again!

Me Before you By Jojo Moyes
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

This book is so good. You can’t help but feel sorry for Louisa in the beginning but the relationship her and Will develop together is really special. Warning: it is an emotional read.

Sharp Objects By Gillian Flynn
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.
As someone who loves messed up books this one is so very messed up. It is definitely a page turner.

The Fault in Our Stars By John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
This book was really sad but I enjoyed it and loved the relationship that Hazel built with Augustus.

The Cukcoo’s Calling By Robert Galbraith
A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide.
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

I thought this book did a good job of keeping me on my toes. In murder mystery books I am usually pretty good at guessing the the murderer early on but this one kept me guessing until the end. I thought it was a smidge too long but good none the less.

Tell the Wolves I’m Home By Carol Rifka Brunt
In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.
The bond that June (the main character) and her uncle Finn share is very special. When he is taken from her you can’t help but feel her pain. But the real story happens when June finds a new friend and how they discover how much they have in common.

Have you read any books this year?

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