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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 Salinger Contract

The Salinger ContractThe Salinger Contract by Adam Langer

Adam Langer has woven an intricate tale narrated by a somewhat autobiographical protagonist who becomes involved in a potentially dangerous series of events. The narrator, (also named Adam Langer), a one-book author, meets best-selling thriller writer Connor Joyce.  Langer becomes Joyce’s only confidant when Joyce receives a strange but lucrative proposal to write a one-of-a-kind book. “The Salinger Contract” quickly became a book that I couldn’t put down. It’s twisty, unpredictable action forms an absorbingly suspenseful story wherein the reader comes to repeatedly question almost everything that has previously occurred. I recommend “The Salinger Contract” as a refreshing literary mystery.

Book Riot Quarterly Box #4

Yay! It’s Book Riot Quarterly Box time! Check out the haul…


This box includes:

  • “What We See When We Read” by Peter Mendelsund – A fully illustrated book about the readerly experience. It is about the feeling you get when you read a sentence that describes a character and begin seeing that character in your mind. Sounds fascinating and I’m looking forward to reading it.
  • “The Salinger Contract” by Adam Langer – A fast-paced literary thriller about the power of stories to inspire and the relationship between author and reader.
  • Custom Literary Quote Print from Obvious State – Created exclusively for this Quarterly box. I really do think paradise will be a library. =)
  • My Name is Inigo Montoya Button – advertising Cary Elwes new book chronicling behind-the-scenes on the set of “The Princess Bride” which I will probably be reading at some point. It’s called “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.”  You keep using that word…
  • Read Harder Water Bottle – For that hardcore reader 😉
  • Read Sticker

If you’d like to take part in the quarterly fun, click here.