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Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2015

This week long event is hosted by Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel from Reading YA Rocks and Nancy fromTales of a Ravenous Reader!

Today’s topic is: Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2015

 

I haven’t really kept myself abreast of some new ones but let’s explore!

What books are you looking forward to in 2015? Let me know by commenting below or leave a link so I can check yours.

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Best Book Boyfriends of 2014

This week long event is hosted by Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel from Reading YA Rocks and Nancy fromTales of a Ravenous Reader!

Today’s topic is: Best Book Boyfriends of 2014

 
Okay I cheated because I haven’t read many 2014 releases this year.

Homan, ohh. You do things to my heart without even saying a word.

Finnikin, I would like a knight like you, riding on my dream horse ready to whisk me away. :p

 

Caleb, oh Caleb. You are just too magnificent for your own good.

You might be weird but you have been through and learnt a lot, Don Tilman.

Play me a song, Ridge and I am all yours.

 

Theo, O Theo, I cry for thee. Come back to me!

Jack Henry McLachlan, you are one of a kind, you know that?

David, you are every girl’s dream for sure.

Andrew, take me on a road trip with you. 😀

Xander, come around to my bookshop any day. 😉 I am waiting.

Who are your favorite book boyfriends of 2014? Let me know by commenting below or leave a link so I can check yours.

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Best Plots I’ve Read in 2014

This week long event is hosted by Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel from Reading YA Rocks and Nancy fromTales of a Ravenous Reader!

Today’s topic is: Best Plots I’ve Read in 2014 

 

This list is different from my best reads of 2014 because it only gives credit to the plot. I could have hated the writing or not liked how the book went askew later on but if I loved the plot, it made it to this list.

As an afterthought I am not including any of the best books I read in 2014 because most of them do have amazing plots but this list won’t limit itself to 10 if I include those. So this is only books with a great plot but somehow didn’t make it to my top 10 for the year.

 

An innovative plot, must say.  I gave the book 3 stars in the end but it could have been better.

 

The plot had a lot of potential but somehow it didn’t come upto my expectations in terms of how it went on. I was planning to read the next in the series but found all disappointing reviews on GR, so probably not.

 

A non-fiction, this one does deserve accolades for making it out in the world. Sharing your difficult life story is not an easy task, for sure.

 

A bit on the never-ending side but it’s different from all the teenage love stories out there.

 

I wouldn’t have come up with something like this in ages. The plot is wow!

 

The concept of this book is too cute not to be mentioned. I loved, loved, loved getting to know the authors. Mindblowing!

 

Another near-miss. This one had a lot going for it.

 

And of course, this one. My first read written in emails. I liked it.

 

This one tugged at my heartstrings.

 

A book in letters? About books? What’s not to like?

 

What are your favorite book plots of 2014? Let me know by commenting below or leave a link so I can check yours.

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Best Books Covers of 2014

This week long event is hosted by Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel from Reading YA Rocks and Nancy fromTales of a Ravenous Reader!

Today’s topic is: Best Books Covers of 2014 

 

Ever since I saw that cover, I fell in love with it. Do you see the colors, the details, the reflection of the buildings? Just mind-blowing!

 

Love the explosion of colors in this one!

 

What a concept! Hats off to the cover designer. The green, the hourglass..makes me want to read the book right now but I still have to read the second one yet.

 

Yes, I have a thing for covers with girls in beautiful dresses but just look at that. I mean Gah! And have you ever seen a better creative use of ‘R’. So amazing.

 

I love the color purple and look at the creativity there. Wow!

 

I think it might be something to do with nature and its colors that appeal to me. But do you see it? It’s beautiful!

 

Now that’s attractiveness contained in simplicity. So appealing to the eyes, so intriguing!

 

Wow! Do I really need to say anything? The cover speaks for itself.

 

There’s just something about this cover that attracts me. You can’t take your eyes away, can you? It makes me want to start reading it immediately.

 

Very different and appealing cover.

 

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What are your favorite book covers of 2014? Let me know by commenting below or leave a link so I can check yours.

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Best Books I’ve Read in 2014

This week long event is hosted by Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel from Reading YA Rocks and Nancy fromTales of a Ravenous Reader!

Today’s topic is: Best Books I’ve Read in 2014 

 

I had never heard of this book when I picked it up at my local library. It looked interesting and so I did. What a wonderful book it was. The writing is so close to the culture and so inertly beautiful that I wanted to read it over and over again. The content is powerful and painful at the same time, it makes you think.

This book was so unpredictable and powerful. I loved the plot and the writing was beautiful as well. It was a page-turner and very different from what I have ever read.

Leo Tolstoy. Need I say more? Such a punch packed in this little essay. A must-read for everyone. Read my full review here.

I put this book down twice after having read the first few pages because I just couldn’t get into it. Third time I not only read past it but finished it way quicker than I should a 500-pager. Loved the story, the characters. It keeps the mystery intact and is very unpredictable.

This book was on a whole new dimension. The plot was very innovative, the story completely threw me off. I felt for the characters. It made for an interesting read.

I heard this one and it hooked me from the very first chapter and didn’t let go! The characters were to-die for. I laughed so much. This book was a riot. Loved, loved, loved the plot.

>Another audio. The location, the narration, the way the characters retraces her past – it was very exciting. Read my full review here.

After being disappointed by Hopeless, Colleen Hoover had me by this one. It makes for a very different read. Although, I’m really not into Colleen’s insta-love style, this book had so much more going for it that I had to decide to ignore it and move on.

Such a charismatic, slow-read this one. Once in a while, I love to savor these and let the taste roll around in my mouth.

This one’s again very different from what I have read. I love when stories take their time unraveling, keeping you waiting by the tenterhooks for that one moment. And sometimes that moment passes you by and you never know what did it. I love those, do you? Read my review here.

What are your favorite books of 2014? Let me know by commenting below or leave a link so I can check yours.