Thursday, 1 January 2015

Best of 2014

Best of 2014

Best Fantasy Romance
Mark of the Tala by Jeffe Kennedy
Impossible Things by Kate Johnson


Best Paranormal romance series (with a UF twist)
A cursed Embraced
Cursed by Destiny
Sealed with a curse by Cecy Robson


Best UF/PNR series
Fifth grave past the light
Sixth grave on the edge by Darynda Jones


Best UF series
Kara Gillian by Diana Rowland

Best YA series
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor


Best Graphic Novel
Lenore by Roman Dirge

Best Fiction
Bittersweet by' Miranda Berverly-Whittemore

Best I can't put this in just one category
The Mysteries by Lisa Tuttle

Best Magical Realism or as I like to call it Feel'good book
The Peach Keeper
The Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen


Best sci.fi
Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

Best Fantasy
Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton
The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
The thousand names by Django Wexler
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson



My list was smaller when I began, but how to choose a best of in a series?! It's impossible, so all those up to standard that I read in a series this, well last year, got in. And if a category is not here, it's cos it did not make the cut.

Stats:
I read 280 book this year:

25 short stories/novellas
2 graphic novels
3 audiobooks

DNFs
+30
Aka, the year I truly learned to give up

Some of my fav covers from books I have read this year


Happy new year!!! I wish you all good books and fun


44 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Linda! Fab list :) I so need to catch up with you on fantasy series. Dark Eden looks good too.

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    1. Dark eden was cool and weird ;)

      Happy new year!

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  2. You have great titles there. There are few I haven't read, but sure will do this year.
    Happy New Year my dear friend.

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    1. Happy new year!

      I hope many good fantasy books for us in the future, lol

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  3. Lovely list. Isn't The Mysteries so hard to categorise? I've never read anything like it.

    Happy New Year! (:

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    1. So hard! It's so many thing and well to just put it in one would not be fair

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  4. Bittersweet! I think I'm adding that to my immediate pile. And of course, I'm unfamiliar with most of these books. Lol.

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    1. Yes read that one! I had a few more good fiction books but this one was def the best one

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  5. From your list I've only read the DoSaB series. I still need to read that last book though. I'm afraid lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. The library finally got the last one and someone snagged it before me!!! Evil. I could not reserve it either cos the website was down

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  6. I actually haven't read any of these, but many are on my tbr

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  7. Ack not read a single one of them though a few on my tbr pile. Nothing wrong with giving up on a book that's not working for ya :)

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    1. It feels so uplifting :D Just, give up

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  8. You had a great year! Happy New Year!

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  9. Happy New Year :) I haven't read any of those but there's a lot that I want to.

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  10. 280 books just blows my mind, especially since you are not just reading YA. Truly impressive.

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    1. Well to be fair, there was 25 short stories/novellas and could be more, I did not count them that well. Also I do read 3 books a week, but during my month long summer vacay, let's just say I go insane

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  11. I haven't read any of those and think I only own one.

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    1. Lol, yes I know there were a lot of UF, and fantasy

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  12. Good for you for learning how to give up on crappy books! :D It's very freeing, isn't it?

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  13. yay a great list for you, I love many of them. And I'll have to read the others. I'm curious to try one by Jeffe Kennedy. I keep hearing great things about her. thanks for sharing!

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    1. DO try it :D It was cute, and fun, and you know I love that

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  14. Great list! I agree, Sarah Addison Allen's books are feel-good. She's a favorite of mine :)

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    1. She is aweeeeeeeeeesome. I still have 2 to buy

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  15. Sorry I am late commenting on this. When I got home yesterday I was pooped.
    Great list! I need to learn how to give up on some books. LOL.

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    1. I totally understand, I have done nothing and still is behind on commenting 0_0 But to be fair, I did read this book ALL day yesterday, lol

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  16. Love your best fantasy list! I didn't know you read Drakenfeld, did you end up writing a review and maybe I just missed it? I loved that book!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Hm..maybe we did not know each other then? It was back in January

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  17. excellent list for me to use for new reads. thanks!

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    1. Hi, a long time since I saw you :D

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  18. Happy New Year! I haven't read many of these titles, but I mostly read UF and PNR. It's a good thing when you find so many you enjoy, even with all those DNFs!!

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    1. Most of those DNFS were freebies anyway ;) And we all know that there is a lot of crap out there

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  19. lol I so understand Best of lists just seem to GROW. I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone and all of these fantasys are on my list. (now) WOW! That's a lot of do not finishes!

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    1. Grow and grow and grow and I was all 10! This is not a list of 10 books. Oh well, let's just put them all here

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  20. I haven't read a lot of these. These will be on my 2015 best of :)

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  21. Great best of list! You're reminding me that I want to read Bittersweet and Dark Eden! Hope you had a lovely holiday. I took a loooooong break and am so glad to be back and refreshed for more reading. :-)

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    1. Do read Dark Eden, that book was weird!

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