Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday | Top Ten Books We’ve Read So Far This Year


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme put together by the fabulous
ladies of The Broke and the Bookish.

You know what day it is, don’t you my lovelies? It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means…….1/2 price margaritas at the local watering hole! Annnnnddd, it’s Top Ten Tuesday. This week we pile together the Top Ten Books We’ve Read So Far This Year. At this point in the year, I had planned to have close to fifty books read, so I could meet this year’s goal of consuming one hundred books in a calendar year. Sadly, the hours at the new job I started in January has seriously hindered both my reading and my blogging. But nevertheless, there have been some real gems so far this year in my significantly smaller reading pile, and of course, my blogging partner, Heather, is relentless in her reading, so rain, snow, sleet or hail, she’s churning them out, so we were still able to come up with a smart little list.

Heather & Christie’s Top Ten

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth

2. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page


3. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare


4. The One by Kiera Cass


5. Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel


6. Just One Year by Gayle Forman


7. Tempest by Julie Cross


8. Broken Harbor by Tana French


9. Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg


10. The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow


So there you have it: the top ten books we’ve read thus far this year. May you spend the rest of your reading year enjoying them! 🙂

Happy Reading!

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14 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday | Top Ten Books We’ve Read So Far This Year”

    • Heather Anne

      One Day is FABULOUS! Gayle is so talented and her writing gives me so many feels.

      I’d watch Theo James do anything, any day. 🙂

  1. Rachel

    Such a good list! Divergent also made my list, and there’s a few on here I have in my TBR. I know TMI CoHF would have made my list if I’d read it yet, but I decided to do a reread first before I get stuck in, but I’m fully expecting it to be one of my favourite reads of 2014 before I go and emotionally binge-read the whole Infernal Devices series out of heartbreak.

    The Selection series are ones I’m looking our for, as well as anything by Gayle Foreman, heard good things about both. That Tempest cover is stunning. Think my TBR is going to grow again..

    R x
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  2. Christie Michelle

    If I Stay and Where She Went are some biiigggg favorites of ours! We are definitely Team Adam, and can’t wait for the movie. I read Divergent and Insurgent but have been dragging my feet on reading Allegient both because I’m nervous about what’s coming AND I don’t want my time with Four to be over!

  3. Reese Reed

    I sometimes feel like I’m the ONLY person around who just didn’t really love Divergent. I may have given Insurgent a try, but with so many negative responses to Allegiant, I figured what’s the use. I’ve been eyeing Dorothy Must Die for awhile now. It’s intrigued me, but I’ve read more than few reviews that said it was eh. Since I see it made your top ten list, though, I’m thinking it must not be! That’s all the encouragement I need – adding it to my TBR list.

    The best book I’ve read so far this year is Alabama Moon. I’d looked at it before and thought no way would it interest me, but al.com asked me to read and review it for their Red Clay Readers summer book club. Wow, was a surprised. Fantastic book.


    • Christie Michelle

      Reese, I did like Divergent. And enjoyed Insurgent. But I have been dragging my feet on reading Allegient because of the reviews and the fact that you’re always a little sad when a good series comes to a close. I bought Alabama Moon years ago at the Writer’s Symposium here in Monroeville, but never got around to reading it. With your rave review, I will bump it up my reading list! I really liked Dorothy Must Die. I have a soft spot for different spins/vantage points on classic stories. I know you do as well. 😉

      • Reese Reed

        Yes, definitely pull that copy of Alabama Moon out and give it a go. I’m not a fan of survivalist stories at all, but in this one the survivalist element is only a small part of the events and emotions running through. Not to gush, but I’m always happy when I go into a read reluctantly and find that it sweeps me off my feet.

  4. Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

    AH! I WILL read Gayle Forman’s books this year! I WILL! I also need to catch up and read The Elite so I can read The One. (Even though I know how it ends) I also can’t tell you how many times I checked Tempest out from the library and just never found the time to read it amidst review books! Sigh! I loved Better Off Friends too! That almost made my list. 🙂 And CoHF. I need to read that! It’s so long though- which is probably why I’m putting it off. LOL.
    Jessica@Lovin’ Los Libros recently posted…Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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