Some of my favorites from 2014

Listening To Dust - Brandon Shire Into This River I Drown - T.J. Klune Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz Beautiful Music for Ugly Children - Kirstin Cronn-Mills The Death Factory: A Penn Cage Novella - Greg Iles Glitterland: Aftermath - Alexis Hall When All the World Sleeps - Lisa Henry, J.A. Rock The Bible Boys - Dan Skinner The Art of the Heart - Dan Skinner You're Always in the Last Place You Look - T.N. Gates

I stopped at 10 and I tried to stay away from series because well that would have created a whole other problem as in a really, really long list. I read a lot of books in 2014 that I really, really loved. I started out thinking that I could make myself pick just one and in my mind one quickly became 5 and 2 books into this list 5 became 10. So this is where I make myself stop.


Were there only 10 books that I really liked last year...oh hell no! But these 10 were probably the ones that took me on the most incredible emotional roller coaster rides so I felt that they deserved a little extra nudge up on my list.


Ironically if I had to recommend just one...nope...can't do it because in part it would depend on who I was making that recommendation to as to what book I would tell them to read.


There were other books that I really enjoyed. No they weren't necessarily 5 a star read, but they found their way into my heart for one reason or another. There was Sara York's Forever Yours a 3 star read until I got to the end and suddenly found myself having a 5 star moment or two.  Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock's Mark Cooper Versus America a book that was just more fun than a barrel of monkeys and steamier than a sauna. Leta Blake's Training Season a book that 'wowed' me in so many ways that I'm sitting here asking myself why it didn't get 5 stars from me.


Looking back 2014 was a good reading year for me and I'm hoping that 2015 will be every bit as good. My goals this year are a little different but I'm hoping to make them every bit as rewarding. So here's hoping that 2015 is another year of wonderful reads for everyone of you too.