It looks as if this year will be a top five list (in no particular order).
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (read in January)
Yes, this was probably on most people's list last year and I read it last January. But it still holds up. It's just a wonderful, unique and complex story. A must read if, you know, you haven't already.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (read in December)
On the flip side, I JUST finished this book, but I adored it. It's just my kind of fantasy novel. Like if Game of Thrones was slightly more palatable and cut to the chase.
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (read in June)
This book just resonated with me. It was one of those novels that kept me up late reading, because I loved the characters so much.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (read in May)
Ng tells a quietly riveting, and deftly plotted, story of an immigrant family. A must read for all Americans, in my opinion.
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (read in March)
Love. Love. Love. For many of the same reasons I loved Saint Anything. Best characters of the year and best narrative of weaving past and present. (Right up there with the Kate Morton level of narrative finesse.)
Favorite Books of 2014
Favorite Books of 2013
Favorite Books of 2012