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Top Ten of 2014: Best Books I’ve Read in 2014

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Top Ten of 2014: A Week of Looking Back is a year-end meme hosted by Jamie @ Two Chicks On Books, Rachel @ Fiktshun, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader

 

Today, I’m going to feature the Ten Best Books I’ve Read in 2014…

 

jellicoe road
JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta. One of the most poignant and heartbreaking books I’ve enjoyed reading. This has earned its place in my Hall of Fame of Favorites.

 

the piper's son
THE PIPER’S SON by Melina Marchetta. Oh, Thomas McKee. This was another powerful story from Melina Marchetta and another Hall of Fame-r if you ask me.

 

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IGNITE ME by Tahereh Mafi. I’ll forever be grateful to Tahereh Mafi for writing one of the types of characters that I wanted most to see written into a book. Warner was everything I hope he  would be and more. Add to this, Tahereh’s wonderful prose and gosh, another winner of course.

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Thirsty Thursday 18 & 19: Hottest Female & Male Villains

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Thirsty Thursday is a weekly feature, hosted by Nikki & Keira @ Lazy Book Lovers, where we discuss all things swoon-worthy: from quotes, book covers, book boyfriends, and even that worth-the-wait book kiss.

I apologize for another late post but I’ve finally selected my hottest villains. Without further ado, here they are!

 

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Thirsty Thursday (14, 15, 16, & 17): aka the Catch-Up Post

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Thirsty Thursday is a weekly feature, hosted by Nikki & Keira @ Lazy Book Lovers, where we discuss all things swoon-worthy: from quotes, book covers, book boyfriends, and even that worth-the-wait book kiss.

This is the one with me trying to catch up on all the Thirsty Thursdays I’ve missed until today. I have four posts in this one so please bear with me. 🙂

#14: Most Romantic Book Setting

#15: 3 Things You Have to Have in an Erotic-esque Book

#16: Favorite sole male cover

#17: Favorite sole female cover

 

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Review: THE OPPORTUNIST by Tarryn Fisher

the opportunistTitle: The Opportunist (Love Me with Lies #1)
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Release Date: November 14, 2011
Buy Links: AmazonB & N | iBooks

Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.

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Quote-tastic Monday (20): THE OPPORTUNIST by Tarryn Fisher

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QUOTE-TASTIC is hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup.

Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that’s grabbed ya for one reason or another.

Everyone’s welcome to join in. Authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier!

Just grab the button and toss up your post 🙂 

Don’t have a blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section.

 

THE OPPORTUNIST

by Tarryn Fisher

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey. It’s a great opportunity for bloggers to post what books they plan to read for the week.

Here’s my list. I’m not sure if I can finish it within this week but I’ll try (*fingers crossed*).

 

The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

the opportunistHere’s the blurb from Goodreads:

Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.

I just started this book and I am finding myself quite enjoying it. The thing that drew me first to this book was the interesting premise. Ex-boyfriend has amnesia so girl decides to take advantage. It sounds a little wrong but there’s a lot of potential for plot development and I am curious as to where the author plans to take this story.

 

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

attachmentsHere’s the blurb from Goodreads:

“Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . ”

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?

I’ve read Eleanor & Park and Fangirl but sadly I haven’t read Rainbow Rowell’s debut novel yet. I think it’s high-time that I do (I hope).

 

It Happened One Midnight by Julie Anne Long

it happened one midnightHere’s the blurb from Goodreads:

More than one beautiful woman’s hopes have been dashed on the rocky shoals of Jonathan Redmond’s heart. With his riveting good looks and Redmond wealth and power, the world is his oyster—until an ultimatum from his father and a chilling gypsy prophesy send him hurtling headlong toward a fate he’ll do anything to avoid: matrimony.

Intoxicating, elusive Thomasina de Ballesteros has the bloods of London at her feet. But none of them knows the real Tommy—the one with a shocking pedigree, a few too many secrets, and a healthy scorn for rakes like Jonathan.

She is everything Jonathan never wanted. But on one fateful midnight, he’s drawn into Tommy’s world of risk, danger…and a desire he’d never dreamed possible. And suddenly he’s re-thinking everything…including the possibility that succumbing to prophesy might just mean surrendering to love.

I’ve only read three of Julie Anne Long’s books, all from her Pennyroyal Green Series, and so far I’ve enjoyed them. What I Did For a Duke remains one of my favorite historical romances. So I wanted to continue on with the series while waiting for the much-awaited pinnacle of the series which I surmise would be Lyon’s and Olivia’s story. So in the meantime, I’ll read and enjoy Jonathan’s and Tommy’s story.

 

What are you guys reading this week? I would love to hear your selections.