Monday, January 19, 2015

Top 14 Books of 2014


#14
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Annie Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer
Adult Fiction/Historical Fiction
4/5 stars

#13
Dearest
by Alethea Kontis
YA/Fantasy/Retelling
Woodcutter Sisters series, bk 3
4/5 stars

#12
Always Neverland
by Zoe Barton
MG/Fantasy
5/5 stars

#11
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan
Adult Fiction
4/5 stars

#10
The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand
by Jen Swann Downey
MG/Adventure/Time Travel
5/5 stars

#9
The Rithmatist
by Brandon Sanderson
YA/Fantasy/Alternate History
5/5 stars

#8
The Hunchback Assignments series
by Arthur Slade
YA/Steampunk/Spy
5/5 stars

#7
Odd Thomas
by Dean Koontz
Adult Fiction/Paranormal/Mystery/Suspense
4/5 stars

#6
Assisted
by John Stockton
Biography/Autobiography
5/5 stars

#5
The Returned
by Jason Mott
Adult Fiction/Paranormal
4/5 stars

#4
Steelheart
by Brandon Sanderson
YA/Superhero/Sci-Fi
5/5 stars

#3
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
by Zack Whedon
Graphic Novel
4/5 stars

#2
As You Wish
Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
by Cary Elwes
Non-Fiction/Memoir
5/5 stars

#1
Of Sorcery and Snow
by Shelby Bach
MG/Fantasy/Retelling
The Ever Afters, bk 3
5/5 stars

2 comments:

  1. Amanda,
    What are your thoughts on reading books vs hearing audio versions of them. 2 of the novels you listed: "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" and "The Rithmatist" are on sale at Audible.com, and I thought about getting one them.
    Does listening to audiobooks, hurt a writer's learning process?

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    1. Never! I listen to audios almost as much as read books. One thing I always hear about editing is to read your work out loud, so you can hear how it sounds, so I don't see how audios could hurt.
      I actually listened to The Rithmatist, and I liked the narration, but I bet Penumbra's good, too.

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