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Best Books I Read in 2014

Looking for some books to read this year? Here are my 15 favorite books from my reading list in 2014, ordered by date finished.

1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

2. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane

4. The Death Class: A True Story About Life by Erica Hayasaki
The Death Class: A True Story About Life

5. Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere by Lauren Leto
Judging a Book by Its Lover

6. The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin
The Nethergrim

7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
Looking for Alaska

8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars

9. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

10. A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
A Share in Death

11. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Isla and the Happily Ever After

12. Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik
Stuff Matters

13. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus

14. Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

15. The Salinger Contract by Adam Langer
The Salinger Contract


Book Review – The Nethergrim

The NethergrimThe Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin

Review: I bought this book on the recommendation of the staff of Powell’s Books on a trip to Portland. (If you are ever in Portland, you have got to check out this awesome, city-block sized bookstore.) This fantasy novel about magic and good fighting evil is the start of a series. The plot was a little slow to start but it was mostly because Mr. Jobin was explaining the interesting world that he created. However, once the action started, it was an adventure. And yet, the best part of this novel was that it was absolutely excellently written. The imagery was vivid and the language was beautiful, almost lyrical at times.