Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Best and Worst of 2014

Sadly, I read hardly any books this year but there were some great ones. Since I read so little I won't name the top 10 best books but the top 5. And...just because it's me, I'll name the top 5 worst books I read too. Enjoy! 

Top 5 Best Books

 The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
This was one of those books that everyone loved so I went into it very skeptically. There was no need. I adored it. I know it's cliche to say but it was such a page turner! 


Mind Games and Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
Holy moly! I loved theses ones! I was so entranced by them and utterly heartbroken when it ended. I want more!!! 

Cruel Beauty by Rosamud Hodge 
I just now noticed that that's a rose coming out of the stairs on the cover. Anywho, this was the most beautiful, resonating book for me this year. I adored it. Read this book!!! 

The Ghost and the Goth (ghost and the goth 3) by Stacey Kade 
I love Will and by the end I even liked Alona. I'll miss these guys. Such a fun series! 

Odd Interlude by Dean Koontz
I really don't think I have to explain myself on this one. ;)

Top 5 Worst books

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
This one wasn't THAT bad but just because I usually love Sara Zarr's books and this one was so...yick, it's going to have to go on the list. 

Into You by Riley J. Ford
Ugh, this one, you guys, this one was just so...awful. It was completely unbelievable. And not the mind reading thing but the relationships and interactions etc. 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Sorry. I know there's those of you that loved this one. I liked the creepy pictures and at first it started off so promising and felt like a freaking middle grade book. Ugh, just shelf this one in middle grade. I don't hate middle grade books I just don't like to think I'm reading a YA book only to find out it's written more for 10 year olds. Yuck! 

The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
Way too long and way too much telling not showing. 

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
This one actually had some good things about it. It wasn't very exciting and hardly anything happened but there was something about the monotony, poor shell shocked Robert Neville and the ending that made me almost like it but when all is said and done, I'd recommend the move. At least it offers some hope. 

There you have it! Here's to a great reading year ahead of us. Happy New Years! 


  1. The only book I've read on your list is The False Princess and I loved it, lol. You and I have such different tastes. But, that's okay. It's why I like you. :)

  2. I love that you highlight the best and the worst. :) I really need to read THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN. And isn't funny how failed expectations can make a book worse than it is (THE LUCY VARIATIONS)?

  3. I really liked Cruel Beauty as well! The whole time I wasn't sure what to expect but I ended up really enjoying it. I've also been meaning to finish The Ghost and the Goth series for ages. I've not read any books on your worst list besides Miss Peregrine, which I didn't love, but didn't hate either. The cover of Into You is so weird and kind of creepy... Since you've also said it's awful, I think I'll definitely be avoiding it!

  4. The only one I've read from either list is I Am Legend, which was just okay for me. I was actually disappointed with the movie because it strayed so far from the book, but that always seems to happen with me. I have Mind Games on my TBR pile, so will take a closer look at it since you enjoyed it so much. Happy New Year!

  5. Love seeing your best and worst :). I really need to get to Perfect Lies, I enjoyed the first book!