Best of 2014

Happy New Year, everyone!

In 2014, I read a total of 209 books! This was a major increase from 2013 when I read 94 books. Out of the 209 books, 64 were published in 2014. Below is my list of best books I read, which were published in 2014.

Best New Release Overall:
The Kraken King by Meljean Brook (Iron Seas # 4)

Best New Series: 
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (Legacy #1)

Best Novella:
Frozen by Meljean Brook (stand-alone)

Best Paranormal Romance:
Evernight by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #5)

Best Sci-Fi:
The Martian by Andy Weir

Best Comic Collection:
Ms. Marvel: No Normal (Vol. 1) by G. Willow Wilson (writer) and Adrian Alphona (artist)

Best Anthology:
Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong

Night Shift by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, and Milla Vane

Best Erotica 
Rumpel’s Prize by Marie Hall (Kingdom #8)

Best New Erotica Series:
Defining Destiny by Deanna Chase (Defining Destiny #1)

Best of What I Read in 2014

The following books are my picks for 2014 of the best books I read throughout the year. These are more diverse in category because I read a wider variety of genres that were published prior to 2014.

Best General Fiction:
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

Best Urban Fantasy:
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #6)

Best Series Ending:
Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #13)

Best Paranormal Romance:
Guardian Demon by Meljean Brook (Guardians #8)

Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #12)
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Best Mystery/Thriller:
Wild Justice by Kelley Armstrong (Nadia Stafford #3)

Best Classic:
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Best “New to Me” Comic Series:
Captain Marvel by Kelley DeConnick

Best Manga Series:
Kindan no koi de ikou by Tomu Ohmi

Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana Byrd and Lori L. Tharps

3 thoughts on “Best of 2014

  1. Great list!

    I still haven’t gotten around to reading THE KRAKEN KING. Arrghhh – that was definitely one book I meant to read in 2014.

    Kristen Callihan – I’m starting to see her name pop up quite a bit but I haven’t read her before. She’s one author I want to try this year.

    WILD JUSTICE was good! And it’s cool that you finished Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series this year.


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    • Thanks, Li! Kristen Callihan seems to be getting a lot more buzz lately now that she has a new contemporary romance series out. I’ve heard its good too.

      I’m glad that I finished Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld. It’s been on my to-do list for a while. Even though I still have to eventually go back and read Frostbitten which is the only book in the series I haven’t read yet. 😛 I love Elena and the pack but I just can’t get into their kids.


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