Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Books I Read In 2014. For this list I decided not to include re-reads, because I re-read more than 20 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ books in 2014!
- Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton – a Sandra Boynton book I had somehow missed before!?! It’s so adorable I just HAD to buy a copy for my new nephew. 🙂
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming – one of the funniest middle grade books I’ve ever read! I chose it because David Tennant is the narrator, and he does not disappoint. Check back tomorrow for some amusing quotes. 🙂
- The Giver by Lois Lowry – my post
- Gossamer by Lois Lowry – a dreamy middle grade fantasy. I loved every second of it!
- Number the Stars by Lois Lowry – I guess it was a good year to read Lois Lowry!
- Abhorsen by Garth Nix – a BIG thank you to my Best Blogging Buddy, Maricel for putting the Abhorsen series on my radar! This dark fantasy is exactly my kind of series!
- The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick –my post
- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – my post
- Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton – my post
- The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems – my post
Don’t forget to check back this Thursday to see which of these I chose for T3 – Best OR Worst Read of 2014 (obviously, I’m doing Best 😉 ).
23 thoughts on “TTT: Books I Read In 2014”
THE Ian Fleming? Of James Bond fame?! Speaking of Tennant, did you watch Gracepoint at all? I need someone to discuss it with. ;p
You’re welcome about Abhorsen. Now I guess it’s my turn to reread it so I can finally justify buying Clariel.
I can’t wait – I have no clue as to which one you’re choosing. I might disappoint this month with my offering so you’ll have to represent for both of us. No pressure or anything… 😉
Up, the James Bond Ian Fleming. I only watched 2 episodes of Gracepoint, because I had already watched Broadchurch, and GP was a shot for shot remake. So, I can discuss the plot, but not the actors (except Tennant). 😉
Just read Clariel. Since you’re already familiar with the world, you’ll be fine.
Personally, I think I’ve decided that I enjoy T3 too much to quit anytime soon, and I’m going to stop caring if anyone but us links up (not that I won’t be excited if they do). You?
So did Broadchurch end the same way Gracepoint did? With the dad being the culprit? Did I just spoil it for a while bunch of people? ;p Tennant was great but he really couldn’t keep the American accent going and ended up sounding overly nasal and whiny which kinda turned me off.
Okay, I shall!
I think we forge on, soldier. Which means we need to scare up another batch of themes for next year, eh?
Yep, that’s how it ended – and I totally called it! When the female detective asked the older woman how she couldn’t know what her husband was up to. Overall, from the 2 episodes I saw, I thought Broadchurch had superior acting.
Yes, we need new themes!
I never saw it coming! But then again, I am not the mystery afficionado that you are.
So March and April, right? ‘Coz May will be a freebie?
Yep, I like having those freebie months in there. They’re great for current reads and favorites-that-don’t-fit-a-theme. What about April Showers – A Book That Made You Cry? I can’t be the only one that wells up when I read.
Yes, yes! Absolutely! I’m such a softie when it comes to books. Let’s do that one for sure! And since we’re doing puns, how about “Marching On – a book you had to slog through to finish and/or a series you marathoned”?
❤ it! I'll update my T3 page today!
Will copy your update then. 😀
Silver Linings Playbook! And Attachments! Love those two choices. Obviously. 🙂
I probably wouldn’t have tried Attachments if it weren’t for your review, so thank you!
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It looks like you’re a Lois Lowry fan! I know I read some of her books as a kid but I don’t remember which ones. I’m hoping to read The Giver soon though. 🙂
I read A Summer to Die and the Anastasia Krupnik books as a kid, but The Giver books, Gossamer, and Number the Stars are all more recent (published since I got “too old” for middle grade books). It was lovely to go back and read books I missed out on.
I’ve been meaning to read Lois Lowry’s books – I’ve heard they’re great! Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
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My TTT Post!
I’ve yet to read a Lowry book that I didn’t enjoy. Plus, they tend to be short, so I can read them very quickly. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Wonderfully eclectic list! I love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and I’ve been meaning to read the Abhorsen books.
Thanks Lark! You should definitely read the Abhorsen series.
I really enjoyed Number the Stars when I first read it a couple of years ago. Great list, and happy 2015 reading!
Looking back, I’m not sure how I missed Number the Stars before. I was 11 when it was published – the perfect age for it! Happy 2015 reading to you too!
So much Lowry! I love her books. I read Number the Stars so many times when I was young.
I was 11 when Number the Stars was published, which is right in the target age group, so I’m not sure how I missed it! I actually read 8 Lowry books in all this year – the 3 listed, the rest of The Giver Quartet, The Birthday Ball, and a re-read of A Summer to Die (the Lowry I read repeatedly as a kid).