MARIA’S TOP 14 OF 2014

20142014 was an amazing reading year for me! I passed my goal by reading 92 books, I started this blog with Mallory and I expanded my tiny book collection. I read some awesome books this year, but did manage to narrow it down to my top 14. These are my recommendations to you! I loved each and everyone of them. If you loved any of these books as much as I did, let me know in the comments below. Also, I’d love to hear about your favorite books of the year!  


#14. To all the boys i’ve loved before by Jenny Han ★★★★★
This was the perfect summer day read! Cute contemporary!

#13. Paper Towns by John Green ★★★★★
Such a wonderful adventure. John Green’s writing never fails to amaze me.

#12. We were Liars by E. Lockhart ★★★★★
Mysterious and wonderful. This contemporary is very different and you should definitely give it a chance!
Click here for our review!


#11. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken ★★★★★
Amazing characters and awesome super powers! Looking forward to continuing this series in 2015. 

#10. Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead ★★★★★
I started to get more into adult urban fantasy this year. Richelle Mead is totally one of my favorite authors! I love her characters and writing style. She never fails at getting me hooked.
Click here for my review!

#9. Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer ★★★★★
Fairytale retellings! Cinder really surprised me and Scarlet was even better. I enjoy reading these books so much! 


#8. Before I go to sleep by S.J Watson ★★★★★
Blew my mind! I flew through this book and couldn’t think of anything else even after finishing it.
Click here for our full review!

#7. The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★
One of the “funnest” series I have ever read! I can’t wait to read more of Jennifer L Armentrouts books.
Click here for my review of Obsidian, book #1 in the Lux series.

#6. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin ★★★★
This dark paranormal romance series was right up my alley! I was so attached to the characters.
Click here for my series review!

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#5. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson ★★★★★
I wasn’t expecting to love this one, but I really did. It really got me in the fantasy mood and I can’t wait to read the second book in this series.

#4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner ★★★★★
I adored this book! It was action packed and I couldn’t put it down. Everyone should read this! I really want to read the other books in this series in 2015.
Click here for my book and movie review!

#3. The Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth ★★★★★
One of my favorite series for sure! I adored the three books and will definitely be rereading them in the future. 


#2. The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling ★★★★★
It took me forever to pick these ones up, but I finally did! You are never too old to read this amazing series. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Click here for my series review!

#1. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover ★★★★★
I fell head over heals in love with this book. I decided that I want to read everything by Colleen Hoover. She has the most beautiful writing style!
Click here for our book discussion!




  1. I’m currently reading We Were Liars (finally!) but I’d probably agree with you that quite a few other books on your list were pretty amazing. I loved the Lux series in particular (not to mention Divergent and the Maze Runner -> both of which were turned into movies! Yay!) 😀


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