Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Favorites so Far

I've decided to jump on board with Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is: Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year.

1. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker - a fabulous "literary" mystery (in quotes because it's literally a mystery based in the publishing world). Absolutely loved it!

2. Wolf by Mo Hayder - the dark and twisted seventh installment in one of my all time favorite series by one of my all time favorite authors. 

3. The Quick by Lauren Owen - a Victorian gothic tale with vampires. And a debut at that!

4. Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates - this one came with much anticipation so I was pretty relieved (and stoked) when it lived up to that. 

5. Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke - this is one of those twisted books that really sticks with you. Months after finishing it I'm still sort of reeling over how great it was. 

6. Fire by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg - OMG! This is book two in the Engelsfors trilogy and I'm dying to read book three! 

7. White Space by Ilsa J. Bick - I loved everything about this twisted mind bender of a read! It's out there, but it's a good out there. 

8. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge - probably (aside from Cinder) my favorite twist on a fairy tale so far in the trend. 

9. Ex-Purgatory by Peter Clines - I love this series. It's superheroes vs zombies - what's not to love, right? This one turns the series upside down in so many fabulous ways. 

10. No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale - I thought this book was pretty hilarious. It is very much in the vein of a teen Fargo (and yes, it's very dark). 


Ellie said...

Wolf was my least favourite Mo Hayder, but I still love her. She has an amazing knack at scaring me!

Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic said...

I haven't read any of these though I have several on my list to read! Cruel Beauty is making it closer to the top!

Unknown said...

Cruel Beauty was SO gorgeous. Glad you loved it too. Also, very fascinated to see White Space on your list, since everyone else I know couldn't handle the writing. It's one of those where I have to try it just to see what the big deal is. :-p

Christina said...

Sorry, the one above is me. I commented logged into the wrong email account.

Becky LeJeune said...

Haha, no worries, Christina! WHITE SPACE has certainly been a polarizing read :) I really enjoyed the mind bendy-ness but do totally understand why folks have had issues with it.

Jan, CRUEL BEAUTY was almost a one sitting read for me. It was fabulous! Definitely bump it up :)

Ellie, I don't know that Hayder will ever not make my faves list but the kicker for me with this one was Jack finding out about his brother. Holy cow that was so long coming!