I’m still holding out to the hope that I might finish another book or two before the year is over and that I’d add them to the list, but let’s be honest here, Christmassing is a lot of work, and I have too much knitting and baking (and teaching) to get done beforehand. So more than likely this is a good time to list down my favorite ten books I’ve read this year XD. (In light of movie Awards Season happening sometime in January/February 2015, though…I might make up other random awards sometime then for books I’ve read in 2014).
Top Ten Books I Read in 2014**
In no particular order…
Squire (Protector of the Small #3) and Lady Knight (Protector of the Small #4) by Tamora Pierce – I put these together because these were the last two books of the Tortall quartet that I had not read until this year. Yeah, it only took me this long, but I finally did it! And boy, it’s definitely one of those series I could reread again if I had the time.
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) and The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson – Another series I finished this year. Sanderson’s a writing beast, and I cannot wait to tear into another of his stories.
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson #5), River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6), and Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs – The big pulp urban fantasy winner this year! I seriously did finish so many books of hers this year that it was inevitable that a book (or two…or three…) in Mercyverse would show up on my 2014 favorites list.
The Way of Shadows (Night Angel #1) by Brent Weeks – Technically this is a reread, but I am currently reading the sequel and enjoying it so far, and hopefully the rest of the trilogy will end in a bang just as well as this first book did.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – I’m working through the series, but likely the rest of the trilogy will have to wait until next year. This was fantastic, though, and I’m glad I finally dusted up my copy and read it.
The Silvered by Tanya Huff – This book probably spurred my werewolf-related fantasy list this year, so I blame my friend for that. Totally awesome story, though, and I really do want a sequel. Or spinoff. Or, you know, anything related to this world. Yeah.
**According to my five-star ratings in Goodreads, that is.
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*halo* Except you are the one to get me back on Mercyverse so it’s all square. By the way, thank you. Except then I bought all the books … hello, rather goodbye ‘fancy’ groceries. (By the way, I think I might have to get a t-shirt of some kind http://hurog.com/store/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=24 or http://hurog.com/store/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=6
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Lol. Pity last time I checked, the Hauptman Securities shirts were sold out, else I’d probably get one too XD
If I find a book that should’ve made my list I’ll count it for next years. I’ve been meaning to read Mistborn, or any other Sanderson. Smoke and Bone made my list too! I just love all the minor characters. All of these authors are on my wishlist!
Definitely read Mistborn!!! I hear his newest series is totally more fabulous, but I can’t help toting Mistborn because for a debut series, it was just so magnificent.
I’ve been recently spammed a lot regarding my starting of Mistborn yet (on the account of my friend feeling all the feels as he’s reading it for the first time haha). I attempted to peruse a bit of the wiki (skeptically perusing, I guess, so I didn’t majorly spoil myself) and maaaaaaan I was floored with the magic system in it!
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Oh yes. Magic system. So friggin thought out and detailed and just overall awesome that I sometimes daydream about being Mistborn. It’s right up there with my fantasies of being a wizard…and a fire bender.
Fire-bending might be the most plausible. Lightning…not so much.
Chrsitmassing IS hard work! Gah. I’m ready for the whole mess to be over with already!
I’m glad you loved the Mistborn series. It’s awesome, isn’t it? It’s not the kind of thing I usually read, but Sanderson is just so good at creating vivid, believable worlds. I’m a big fan.