Best Books So Far This Year: Top Ten Tuesday

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This time around we’ve been prompted to pick the 10 best books that we’ve read (so far!) in 2014. 

Picking favorites is difficult.

These are in no particular order:

  1. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  2. The Bear by Claire Cameron
  3. Newtown: An American Tragedy by Matthew Lysiak
  4. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
  5. Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
  6. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  7. The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
  8. The Promise by Ann Weisgarber
  9. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  10. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Read them all.

What are some of your 2014 favorites?

30 thoughts on “Best Books So Far This Year: Top Ten Tuesday

  1. The Storied LIfe of AJ Fikry just moved to the top of my list. Looks like a good one! Best thing I've read this year is Reconstructing Amelia. I haven't finished yet, but really enjoying it.


  2. I love these updates, it reminds me of titles I don't want to forget! I loved The Worst Hard Time. As a younger person, I didn't really like history, but as I get older my interest grows and that was a great book to spark the fire.Happy Reading,Shannon


  3. I read The Rosie Project last year and it was a favorite of mine. Many others on your list are on my TBR, and I hope to read them soon, in particular The Bear, Newtown and AJ Fikry.


  4. Good list! I just picked up Shotgun Lovesongs from the library yesterday. I hope to start it soon. And The Worst Hard Time has been languishing on my bookshelves forever. I will have to bump it up a shelf. My unread books are organized by how much I want to read them.


  5. I picked \”Worst Hard Time\” for my best-of-so-far list, too! And I think \”Rosie Project\” was the worst thing I read so far this year (don't hate, just wasn't my taste!)


  6. My TBR is already overflowing but if the Doctor's telling me I must read these I suppose I must. I've not read any of these including Animal Farm ( book shame) but have certainly heard of most. The Rosie Project is really as charming as everyone says??


  7. I haven't read any these, but they're exploding my wish list now. I've seen AJ Fikry all over the place today and The Bear sounds terrifying but powerful. Great list!


  8. I can't believe I haven't read ANY of the books on your list although there are 3 that I really want to read. Do you know I met the acquiring editor of Skyhorse Publishing at BEA and he was telling me about The Promise and how wonderful a book it was. He wished he had an extra copy to give me and I told him I would read the book based solely on his high recommendation. Now that I see it on your list, I'm reminded that it's one of those books I need to read. 🙂


  9. I read your #7, it was incredibly good! Each month I pick 1 or 2 favorites. Last month my favorite was a novel in French on WWI


  10. It IS hard to pick favorites! I could probably spend hours just looking at my 4 & 5 star ratings and not being able to decide…


  11. The Rosie Project is an awesome book. Most books I think are awesome are dark or historical….but this one is hilarious and uplifting. everyone I know who read it gave it 10/10 although most of them are scientists like me so we may be biased. you got the author wrong though….it's by Graeme Simsion, he has a sequel coming out later this year I hear. 🙂


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