Books I Really Liked from My First Year of Blogging
(That I Can’t Really Remember)
Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
I may as well make this list featuring every single book I read. I am so terrible about remembering books, even if I finished them an hour earlier. (This is a major reason I write my reviews within the same hour of finishing the book!). I have to say though, I’m usually pretty good about remembering my FAVORITE books. I decided to make a tiny spin on the topic and specifically focus on books from 2014, my first year of blogging. Without further ado, here are some books I really enjoyed from 2014 that I can’t really remember anymore.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan | I enjoyed this book a lot, even though it’s definitely one of those random books from 2014 that were ~out of my comfort zone.~ I read it for a local book club I joined for like two months and found it really interesting. I don’t remember nearly anything about it though…
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson | The only thing I remember about this book is that it centered around a weird family and I think the parents were missing? The journey to find them was really interesting but I don’t remember a lot of details. I didn’t LOVE this book but it was a good read overall.
The Heiresses by Sara Shepard | I’ll be honest, I think I don’t remember much of this one because her books kind of blend together after a while. I remember there were obviously some kind of heiresses involved and I remember REALLY liking it (and wishing the freakin sequel would happen).
There’s Cake in my Future by Kim Gruenenfelder | I remember that this book had a wedding-theme and involved maybe four friends? There was a situation with charms that would bring each woman a related wish… or something like that? It was a fun read but I couldn’t tell you much more about it.
Young Adult Fiction
Rules of Summer / Since Last Summer by Joanna Philbin | These took place in the Hamptons, I think, and I remember just being fascinated by the setting. A girl goes there for a couple of summers to work, falls in love (possibly with multiple guys?), makes friends, etc. The usual. But I don’t remember any details.
Shadowlands series by Kate Brian | This is a trilogy that I totally screamed about for years. I still will, on occasion or whenever necessary. I loooooved it and binge-read all three books in probably four days. I remember being shocked at the end of the first book but don’t remember much else in terms of actual details about what happens or how it all shakes out. Great series though.
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider | This is another one where I’m not sure what the premise was, except for that it involved a manic pixie dream girl and an often annoying male following her around. The ending made me sad… I think… and this strikes me as the kind of book I liked in 2014 but would dislike in 2018.
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini | Okay so this series-starter was awesome for me. It was the first physical ARC I got from the publisher and I even requested the second one (again, this was all new stuff for me!) and yet I still haven’t read book two… Probably because I need to reread book one first.
Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier | I finished this series in 2017, so it’s hard to believe I started in 2014! I think I read the ARC super early. Anyways, I don’t remember a lot about this first book because all of the books in the series tended to have very different, almost separate but related plotlines.
One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington | I’m gonna be honest… I remember a good portion of this book. I just needed an excuse to bring it back for everyone to see. I LOVED IT. One of the first parallel life-y books I read and it was seriously so enjoyable. I should reread because I only vaguely remember the ending.