My Top 10 Books of 2014

2014 has been probably one of the best years I've ever had for reading. I am very glad that I started the blog because it was one of the best things I've ever done. I've discovered so many new authors and books and I've met the most lovely bookish people.  I'm already excited to see what 2015 is going to bring. But first, here are the books that had that something special, that have stayed with me long after reading them and that have shone during this year.

10. Desperately Ever After by Laura Kenyon
I am a huge fan of Disney and well, fairy tale princesses in general so when I read the blurb of this book I knew it was my kind of book. But wow! I loved it. Laura Kenyon brings the well known princesses to a contemporany fairy tale version of NYC and continues their story ten years later. A real winner.

9. Waiting for Prince Harry by Aven Ellis

Aven writes the most romantic stories, with the perfect male characters. In Waiting for Prince Harry I fell head over heels in love with Harrison. Plus the mixture of sports and romance works very well as Harrison is the most gorgeous hockey player in the world. I always look forward to a new Aven Ellis' book and I can't wait for more hockey books.

8. Love Like the Movies by Victoria Van Tiem

I love cinema, especially rom coms, so a book featuring some of the most famous scenes from my all time favourite movies is a winner for me. As soon as I read the blurb of this book I knew I was going to love it and I was right. Victoria writes a lovely story with the perfect touches of drama, humor and craziness.

7. One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin

Holly writes the most romantic stories. I loved The Guestbook and I completely adored One Hundred Proposals. Her stories always have that special thing that makes you get lost in them and hug your kindle when you are done. Beautifully written and with some of the best locations of the planet, this is a story you don't want to miss.

6. What a Girl Wants by Lindsey Kelk

If you've been following the blog, you probably know Lindsey is one of my favourite authors. I have loved all her novels and What a Girl Wants is not an exception. This new series might even be better that the I Heart series, funny, witty and with the perfect crazy spark. Lindsey at her best. I can't wait for the next installment next year.

5. One Step Closer to You by Alice Peterson

One Step Closer to You is one of those books that will stay with me for a long time, one of those that you tell everyone that they need read it. Raw, emotional but also uplifting. Alice's talent keeps on surprising us and she is becoming one of my favourite authors. As I said, a must read.

4. The Judas Scar by Amanda Jennings

Lately I have been reading more crime books and thrillers and thanks to a lovely book blogger, Sophie from Reviewed the Book, I discovered Amanda Jennings.  The Judas Scar captured me from page one. This dark thriller awoke such strong emotions in me that when I finished I just couldn't stop thinking about this story.

3. The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern

With The Year I Met You Cecelia has made me fall in love with her all over again. I might even dare to say that it is, for me, the best novel she has written so far.
She has written a thoughtful, captivating and uplifting story that captured me from the first page. I also was quite surprised to see that the second person narrative she uses when she talks about one of the characters worked so well. 
A true tale of friendship and not judging before knowing that I will be re-reading really soon.

2. The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

The One Plus One is one of the firsts books I reviewed on the blog and I remember that I sat in front of the computer with a blank page in front of me with so many thoughts and things I wanted to say and no way of expressing them. Jojo doesn't write books, she writes epic stories that make you think about life and what is worth fighting for.
The One Plus One has it all: drama, heartbreak, comedy, laughs and love. Moreover, Jojo's writing is perfect and clever. I loved the structure of the book, a story told from differnt points of views. It made it unique and special.

And my Book of the Year is...

1. The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me by Lucy Robinson

Lucy is one of the fantastic author I have discovered during this year. I read her debut early this year and I fell in love with her writing: extremely funny but with a poignant touch.
But when I read her latest release on Septemter I instantly knew that it would be my book of the year. It made me feel so much, the characters became my friends and when I finished it I felt lonely, I missed them and I still do. No other book this year has touched me so much.
I am sure Lucy has a bright future ahead of her and I can't wait for her new book on April (I have to say though that I have an advanced proof copy on my kindle *does happy dance* so I will be reading it really soon).
Congratulations Lucy for this amazing story!

I can't wait for all the new books coming on 2015, I'm sure it will be filled with great stories! Have a wonderful New Year everyone!

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  1. Oooo, I love a good list about books! I am very excited to read The One Plus One!