Five Friday Favourites – Favourite Books of 2014 So Far

Five Friday Favourites

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:

Allegiant ending - emotional

4. The Fault in Our StarsI 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.

My last selection was a toss-up between Room, The Rosie Project and Adaptation

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.

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9 Responses

  1. I’ve heard such good things about Divergent, but I’m wary of buying them, so I’m going to see if I can find them in my library over the course of the year and maybe try them that way. I’m glad you enjoyed them hunny. The Fault in Our Stars was one of my favourites last year, so beautiful, and Adaption, well I saw that on NetGalley but the cover put me off, I didn’t know it was about Aliens at all from one look, so maybe I’ll have to look into it and see how I feel. 12 books so far this year is still fantastic Rachel, so don’t feel disheartened 😀

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  2. Great picks! I read Divergent when it first came out and absolutely loved it, Four is one of my ultimate book boyfriends. Well, he was until Allegiant where I think his POV was far too whiny and like Tris’ and not like Four was in the first two books. So excited to go see the movie tomorrow! I read The Fault in Our Stars and quite enjoyed it too, but it wasn’t five stars for me either. I just don’t think it got to me the way it did others, I don’t remember crying once at that book. Adaptation sounds really interesting, will definitely need to look that one up. Great list, here’s my FFF post

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  3. Great list! I’ve read both Divergent and Insurgent. I’ve been trying to stay away from spoilers for Allegiant, but I’m a bit reluctant to get a copy. The reviews haven’t been very good, and I don’t want to ruin the parts I liked with a bad ending :/

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