Friday, December 26, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Reads...of 2014

It's been a good year of reading for me... 
I read a lot of books that I really liked and some that I loved. 
Here are a few of my favorites:

My Absolute Favorite 2014 reads:
Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer
The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N. Murari
First Impressions by Charlie Lovett

Two Favorite New Authors:

Three of the Funniest Books I read this year: 
The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie
The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox

Definitely the Scariest book:
Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

My favorite bookish journey through time:
My summer of reading books from 1914

My least favorite read:
Homer's Odyssey

And finally, my Five Favorite Suspense reads
that Thrill and Chill:
Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Where Monsters Dwell by Jorgen Brekke
Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough
Silence by Sarah Rayne

Happy Reading!!!


  1. I haven't heard of most of these, though I have The Female Quixote on the TBR stacks - so yay, more new books to explore :) I have to say that I've never thought of Agatha Christie as a funny writer, and I can't remember if I've read The Seven Dials Mystery - so I am intrigued.

    1. Both books were a lot of fun to read. Hope you enjoy The Female Quixote when you get around to reading it. :)

  2. What an interesting list! I haven't read many of those but I have been wanting to read The Female Quixote and Mayhem so I'm pleased you enjoyed them both.

    1. Both are very enjoyable reads. (And VERY different from each other.) But that's what I like in books...variety. :)

  3. I've got The Female Quixote on my Classics Club list - looking forward to reading it now, glad you liked it! :)

    1. Arabella lives in a fantasy world...and the poor guys around her trying to cope with her romantic totally made me laugh. I hope you enjoy it, too!

  4. I really enjoyed your Reading in 1914 books this year. Will you be doing something similar coming year?
    Love the rest of your list! Very inspiring.

    Kind regards,

    1. Reading 1914 was a lot of fun last year; I don't really have anything like it planned for this year. Mostly I want to tackle those books I own but haven't read yet, so I think that might be my main focus this year. Thanks for your kind comments!

  5. I love finding new favorite authors! Do both writers have other books for you to read or do you have to wait for new releases?

    1. Sigurdardottir has a few more books out that I haven't read yet, but I might have to wait for other books by Carrisi. But it's something to look forward to. :)

  6. The only one of these I've read is The Odyssey. It was years ago in college, but I loved it! I love seeing everyone's favorites lists.

    1. It's a good way to find title of books that you want to read. What was your favorite book of 2014?