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Wow, today's topic is quite difficult - Best Books I Read in 2014! To make it easier, I'm going to ignore rereads - so it's become best NEW-TO-ME books. Also, I've got a pile from the library to read in the next couple weeks, and that pile has some books that I think might apply to this list once I read them. (Ahem, Blue Lily, Lily Blue.) So this is technically best books from January 1 2014 to December 16 2014.
Let's tackle this. Warning - caps lock abounds. These are my favorites, after all. :-)
(Covers link to Goodreads, titles link to my posts.)
Wow I just read this last January? It feels longer than that. This book is magical and well written and everything good combined. *blows kisses to it*
PERFECTION. That is all. PURE PERFECTION.
I know I keep saying this, but - it shall be a classic someday. I KNOW IT. It makes me go all CAPS LOCK WHEN I WRITE ABOUT IT SEE? I CAN'T HELP IT.
I love anthropology and exploring cultures - especially their folktales and myths. This book combines two creatures from two different cultures' folktales, and sticks them in New York. The result is simply magical.
The next book, Blue Lily Lily Blue, is staring at me and I will read it soon. Very soon. Or I may just shrivel up in the corner. I need it for my health, you see.
SLAVIC FANTASY! Suggestion to all authors - if you are interested in exploring a new genre, consider Slavic Fantasy. If you do, then you will have me as your adoring fan for the rest of your life. Just saying.
This book is short. But that doesn't mean it's simple. It is FILLED with commentary and depth and creepy animal-human-monsters.
What can I say? Hugo's villains are THE BEST.
Fairy-tale retellings! Science fiction! Cyborgs!
Also, I met Marissa Meyer in person. I WILL NEVER STOP BRAGGING ABOUT THIS.
10. The Once and Future King by T. H. White
Okay, I'm only halfway through this one. But I definitely like it, and I have a feeling it will only get better. A point in it's favor is - I expected a serious Arthurian tale, and instead I got goofy antics, a snarky owl, some weird anachronistic references, and an utterly HILARIOUS Merlin. When humor - well-written humor - gets jumped on me like that.... I'm very pleased. And so it gets it's spot on this list.
What were your favorite books from 2014? Link me your TTT in the comments!