Top It Off: Top Books of 2014

Okay. This is what everybody has already done and like, always I am late to the party of course! 😀 For this, wonderful year, I am just gonna list a combination of all the genres that I usually read, because I am new to book blogging (Plus, I usually don’t keep track of the books I have read :D).

Understandably, most of the books in the list are quite popular, but there are a few that you might not have read, and I would like to think that my thoughts on them would whet your interest enough to give them a try! Also, this year has been full of books. I had gotten a tablet, so a whole new world of eBooks opened up for me, which led to late night readings and/or known a binge marathon reads! My one resolution of 2014 (I will post about it later and link it here!) led me to chronicle what and when I read it.

So choosing only 10 favourite books is a blasphemy that I have to commit to make it easier for you all (Love me for this!) So, I reneged and added some series to my list as well, which if you count would definitely not be 10 books in total (I am wily, that way! :P) but these are the books that I have actually enjoyed and would definitely re – read again. Hence, the title – Top Books of 2014 🙂

The books/series in this list are not in any order or preference.

Credit: Not Mine :)

Credit: Not Mine 🙂

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Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love ”

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. ”

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Review: Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle

Its 2 days till Christmas!!! (Still half hour to go till Midnight here :D). We don’t even celebrate Christmas and I am still so excited!! Why, you ask? Because there is End of the Year sale on Books is going on!! And I have already ordered about 10 books!! This year is gonna end on a high note for me *So Proud of Myself*

And since it’s Christmas week (and me being me, I already read My True Love Gave Me, because I couldn’t resist the cover), I decided to read Let It Snow (One Christmas Book is better than none, right?).

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The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up—which comes with the territory when you’re the human daughter of the ancient Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. Isadora is tired of living with crazy relatives who think she’s only worthy of a passing glance—so when she gets the chance to move to California with her brother, she jumps on it. But her new life comes with plenty of its own dramatic—and dangerous—complications . . . and Isadora quickly learns there’s no such thing as a clean break from family.

Blending Ally Carter’s humor and the romance of Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly, The Chaos of Stars takes readers on an unforgettable journey halfway across the world and back, and proves there’s no place like home.

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For the Love of Manga <3

Manga is one of the most beautiful versions of comics that exists today (At least in my opinion :P).

For those of you, who are noobs (like I was, about a few months back :P), Manga refers to comics that are usually published or originate in Japan written in the typical Japanese style of writing a story in images and/cartoons. It is only called Manga by the fans in the west  but not in Japan itself. It is usually in black and white and has to be read from Right to Left (kind of like Arabic but with images :P).

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December Delivery!!

I was supposed to put this post up, yesterday, but my WiFi just had go on a strike at just the right moment! Honestly, its like it hates me (on second thoughts, nope, I am way too adorable :P) 

Getting back on the topic! MY December started off a little slow but ended with a bang! How, you may ask? Well with a book delivery of course 😉 

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