Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books Released When I Started Blogging In 2014


Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is Throwback Freebie, for example you could do Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog, Favorite Books Published 5 or 10 or 15 Years Ago, Ten Older Books I Forgot How Much I Loved, etc.  This one gives me so many options!  Anyway, I've decided that I'm going to share some of my favorite books that were released in 2014, the same year that I started blogging (although I may not have read them until much later).  Here we go, in alphabetical order by author with my reviews attached:


City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare


Half Bad by Sally Green


This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner


You by Caroline Kepnes


The Young Elites by Marie Lu


Cress by Marissa Meyer




Jackaby by William Ritter


Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater


The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters


Have you tried any of these favorites?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

40 comments:

  1. OH my goodness, I'm ashamed to say that I've yet to read any of the book on your list!

    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor

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    1. Well, you've got a good place to start! :)

      Thanks for sharing, Kim!

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  2. Great list! I loved Cress, definitely my favourite book in the series and I can't believe it was publishing three years ago now. I really need to read some Cat Winters, I think I'd like her work a lot.

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    1. Same here - Cress is the best! I have a feeling you'd love Cat Winters, Cat!

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  3. I read 5 of these, and all were fabulous! I need to read Midnight Star and want to continue the Jackaby books, because I really enjoyed the first one. Great list!

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    1. The Jackaby series is so awesome - I can't wait to get my hands on the newest!

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  4. I've only read the first two Shadowhunter books, I need to finish it to I can read the next series that everyone is all hyped about!

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  5. You have many of my favorite authors and books on the list, especially Maggie Stiefvater and her amazing Ravel Cycle books. Sigh. I wish I could read them again for the first time.

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  6. I think that Caroline Kepnes "You" has proubably been on my TBR list since 2014, and somehow I have STILL not read it. Glad to hear it was one of your favorites from that yer- I hope to get to it soon!

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    1. I particularly loved it on audiobook - the production is totally chilling!

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  7. Flashback to a bunch of old lovelies oh my goodness! So many on here I love to death. One I never got around to, but really wanted to, was Half Bad. I still want to pick it up but I worry that I never will.

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    1. You really should try it! I was absolutely hooked right off the bat!

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  8. Wow, what a great year to start blogging. So many amazing titles!

    A favourite from your list is definitely Blue Lily, Lily Blue. The Raven Boys is one of my favourite series', and the cover of Blue Lily is my favourite book cover of all time. And I only got around to reading the series last year!

    You can check out my Top Ten Books Published 10 Years Ago HERE

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    1. I know right!

      You just can't go wrong with Stiefvater at all! :D

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  9. Whenever I see Cat Winters my interest is immediately piqued. I loved the one book by her I've read. This is a great list, Lauren. I can always count on you to add to my wish list. :-) Have a great rest of the week!

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  10. Ooh The Young Elites. Never read 'em but just picked up Warcross- my first Marie Lu- and if it goes well I may go back and get her older stuff also.

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    1. I can't wait to try Warcross - it looks like it will be awesome! If you're into audiobooks, you have to try The Young Elites in that format!

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  11. Awesome list! I LOVED the Lunar Chronicles :)

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    1. Thanks! I really want to reread it from the very beginning. :)

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  12. Great list! I really want to read Cress someday since I've enjoyed Cinder and Scarlet!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Thanks, Ronyell! The whole series is wonderful, but I think Cress is actually my favorite of the group! :)

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  13. Cress is such a good book ! I love the romance sooooo much !
    I liked Jackaby too but the rest of the serie is a little meh.

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    1. Thorne and Cress are just the best together! :)

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  14. Ooh another fellow '14'er, I started blogging in 2014 too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/top-ten-tuesday-124/

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  15. I haven't read any of the books in your TTT post, but the book covers look very inviting!


    Here's a link to my TTT post this week:
    http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/09/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-loved.html

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    1. You can say that again! :)

      Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I haven't read any of theses, but several are on my TBR. And I think I'll be adding the Cure for Dreaming.

    My TTT: http://books.thetechchef.net/top-ten-tuesday-32/

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    1. I'd love to know what you think of it, Arwen! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  17. Love the direction you went for with this list. I loved Blue Lily and The Cure for Dreaming from your list.

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    1. Cat Winters is just so underrated, isn't she!

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  18. Every time I see Sally Green's books around, I'm reminded that's a series that once piqued my interest. Same with Jackaby. (THAT ONE CAME OUT IN 2014!? #TimeFlies)

    Good to be reminded of some books I did have every good intention of reading. :)

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  19. I should look for The Bone Clocks. I liked David Mitchell's other novel I read. I liked Shattered World, too!

    Thanks for sharing these older titles.

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    1. I should definitely read more from Mitchell myself.

      Thanks for coming over, Deb!

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  20. Oooh The Cure for Dreaming, one of my all-time faves! It's funny because I *still* haven't read half of these, though they've been on my TBR since 2014 probably haha. Great list!

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    1. Yes! I know that feeling! :)

      Thanks for coming over, Shannon.

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