I know that we are already into 2015, but you can’t very well do a recap until you have seen all you can see of the year. Not that I was going to finish another book before the new year, but I was just too busy to do this before December was over.
I live by the words of Stephen King. I don’t know why I admire him so much, but I will hang on to every word he says. Because of that I have been trying to read more, just as Mr. King says I should. My goal was to read 50 books this year, and I almost made it. I was just a few short.
I know for a lot of people 50 books isn’t a lot. So many people read constantly. When I was younger I would read two or three books in a day. Of course, it depended on the length of the novel, but the point is, I was always reading. I would go to the library and check out stacks of books and have them devoured within a week. I just wanted to suck it all up.
Then, life got in the way and I stopped reading so much. Now that I kind of have a handle on things I can pick it back up and I started in 2014.
I wanted to pick one book out of all the ones I read that I loved the most. And I am not saying the one book that I love above all others, that would be silly. Any reader knows that you can’t actually pick a favorite book. I am talking about the book that captured my attention and had me sitting on the edge of my seat, sitting up way to late at night, and sucking me into the world so much that I almost forgot what reality was.
And while I want to say it was one book it wasn’t. It wasn’t even one series that made me forget reality. There were two this year. Two series that captured me so completely that once they let go I kept holding on, hoping for a little more, just one more glimpse into the world I had come to love so much.
The first being a series by Anthea Sharp. If I am not mistaken, Anthea Sharp is a self-published author or at least was at one point. I found her first book in her Feyland series on WattPad. WattPad (if you don’t know) is an app/site where you can read books for free. Most of them are self-published authors, but I will give any writer a first glance.
Feyland is a series about the fairy world pulling in it’s victims through a game. Seriously, this series made me want to play games in hopes of getting trapped in Feyland myself.
The second series was The White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter. This series captured my attention because of the beautiful artwork on the covers. I am a sucker for a pretty cover. This series follows a girl who learns that there are things lurking in the dark, after her family is viciously ripped away from her. There is love, zombies, and action.
There was another series that caught my attention, but I haven’t finished the series so I can’t say much on it yet. It’s another book about fairies called The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa. I evidently have a thing for fairies.
A stand alone book that I loved the most was The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern. This book was so magical and amazing. It kept me guessing and I stayed confused most of the time. But I fell in love with this book. It was a great read.
So, there you have it, my favorite books that I read in 2014. I couldn’t ask for a better reading list, but I hope to make 2015 even better!
Until We Meet Again