This blog was only set up and running only after New Year’s, so let’s take a walk through my shelf and find out my top reads of 2014.
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install,
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
– Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
When you reach me, rebecca stead
This is an entrancing novel, and although not very long, it holds a profound time-travel puzzle at the centre. It writes about friendship, family, and understanding. The author’s writing style might be aimed at children, but it’s attractive and easy to understand. It makes a great read for a holiday, when your mind is at peace. Read and reread it, it’s worth it.
Holes, louis sachar
I feel like this book might be like the mascot book for my blog. It’s about seeing how the dots connect together. Stanley, the main character, is relatable to and one to be loved. This children’s novel is also weaved together with ideas of justice and friendship. A fantastic read and a definite recommendation.
The fault in our stars, john green
Well, what can I say? This teens novel is one for nerds, of course. Hazel Grace, Augustus Waters, and An Imperial Affliction. An star-crossed love of two teenagers burdened with cancer, interwoven with life, death, and love. Warning, though, you will cry.
The declaration, Gemma Malley
This dystopian novel is amazing. I picked this up purely by chance and now I feel lucky to have done so. A compelling read about a girl who finds that her life is a lie, a dangerous boy from the outside, and their strong bond of love… I absolutely am in love with this book.
Fated, alyson noël
This is not a read about profound topics like life, death, or justice, but rather an interesting take on finding who you are and accepting it. It’s not about that, but all the same it’s a one of a kind book that tells magical tales.