As the new year dawns, it seemed like the perfect time to share my favorite books of 2014. Though I read roughly the same number of books in 2014 as 2013 , 94 to last year’s 90, I read the largest number of pages yet!
Over the month of January I will share my favorite books across four categories: short stories, fiction, memoirs & real history and young adult fiction. Today is the final day: YA Fiction!
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This book came out ages ago and I somehow missed it. I read it in the last two weeks of 2014 and it went immediately to the top of my 2014 YA list. Rainbow Rowell captures the feeling of being part of a fandom, being a new college freshman and being in a new relationship so well.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Originally reviewed here. We Were Liars is the incredible story of a young girl who spends her summers on her family’s island. After tragedy strikes Cady is kept away from the island for a year. When she goes back to the island, Cady tries to piece together the tragic events and the year that followed.
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Stephanie Perkins writes the quintessential teenage novels: girl meets boy, girl falls for boy, girl loses boy, girl loves boy. This could easily get old, but Perkins has a remarkable ability to make the every day seem incredible. Isla is set at the American school in Paris, just like Anna and the French Kiss. The backdrop makes for the perfect romantic story! I dare you to read her books and not wish you were living in them. Perkins discussed here.
Note: I have not included several titles that I read in 2014 because they will not be released until 2015.