Five Favourite Books of 2014 So Far
This Book Geek is just starting to get back into the swing of things. Before I started this blog I set myself the challenge of reading 52 books this year, which seemed a pretty good place to start with my current work and study commitments. I’d like for this to increase, especially now I’m blogging as I sense I’m reading more and that I’m more committed to this target, but I just don’t know if it’s
possible realistic. I’ve read 12 books so far in 2014 (not counting academic ones), so my top 5 is coming from a slim selection…
1/2/3. Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant: I read this trilogy in January and it was a great start to my reading year, I really enjoyed these books, racing through them and even pre-ordering Allegiant (I haven’t pre-ordered in a long time). Not that it worked out that great as my pre-order still hadn’t arrived 3 weeks after the release date when I could just walk into my local bookstore and pick it up, but that’s another story… I’m really excited for the movie adaptation and I know I want to get a reread at these bad boys at some stage when I find the time. I’ve such a Four book-boyfriend scenario going on and I recommend these books to everyone, a few people have actually listened to me and read them, including some people who are new to dystopians, and they loved the series too. I still haven’t forgiven Veronica Roth for how the series ended, I pretty much spent a week like this:
4. The Fault in Our Stars: I didn’t give this book 5/5 in my review, unfortunately I think my first John Green experience was tainted somewhat by the hype and frenzy that surrounded this book and the rest of his work. However, I still definitely enjoyed it, and love John Green’s writing style – he gives me all the feels! I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie (not sure how I feel about the casting, we’ll see…) and I plan to read the rest of John Green’s novels at some point this year.
5. Adaptation: After weighing it up, I’ve decided to go with Adaptation. This book was very new for me and although it was a slow starter, by the end I was hooked and I’m really looking forward to reading the next in the series. If you want to try something a little different (unless you read about Aliens, Area 51 and multi-gender love triangles all the time) then try Adaptation, it won’t let you down.