This year I was incredibly fortunate to be in touch with so many great people in publishing who gave me the opportunity to read so many amazing books. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite books (in no particular order) that I read this year. Keep in mind that I had an insanely hard time narrowing the list down to 10, as there were so many great books that I read in 2014. Anyways here’s to 2015, being an even better year of books!
1. Mãn by Kim Thùy (my review)
Although I loved Ru slightly more than Mãn, this book still was such a beautiful book and as a foodie I loved the mentions and descriptions of food. I also loved how the chapters were both in Vietnamese and English. I was fortunate enough to meet Kim Thùy this year and was pleasantly surprised at how friendly and approachable she was.
2. Faceoff edited by David Baldacci (my review)
Hands down this was my favourite Mystery Monday pick of 2014. I mean most of my favourite thriller/mystery writers and their characters in one book? It was just a perfect collaboration and short story collection.
3. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins (my review)authour guest post)
As someone who is known for basically only reading contemporary young adult fiction and barely any other genre when it comes to YA, this book may seem like an odd choice. However I found this series so far extremely addicting, and the characters and their back stories so compelling. I CANNOT wait for the next book in the series to come out in Canada and if there’s a blog tour for that book I would LOVE to be part of it. (Hint, hint)
5. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson (my review)
6. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord (my review)
7. Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson
I kind of grew up on historical fiction (in addition to classics) so of course I had to put one on my list. I love this book not only for the love story but also because it’s the story of a woman breaking free from tradition and finding her own way in the world during a time where women of her position were only supposed to marry and start a family.
8. The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce (my review)
9. Listen to the Squawking Chicken: A Daughter’s Blueprint for Life from the Mother Who Thinks She Knows Best by Elaine Lui (my review)
10. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
So what are your favourite reads of 2014? Feel free to chime in below.