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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 – We Were Liars

We Were LiarsWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Review: “We Were Liars” is the story about Cadence Sinclair Eastman, a girl from a wealthy family who spends her summers on a private island on Martha’s Vineyard. At the beginning, the reader discovers that Cadence had an accident two years earlier which as left her with debilitating migraines and a fuzzy memory. The story is told through flashbacks and the snippets of memories as Cadence pieces together the truth. What at first seems to be a simple YA tale of growing up and first love slowly transforms into something much more intense and powerful. The story was haunting and had surprising twists since Cadence is the definition of an unreliable narrator because she herself doesn’t know the truth.