It is halfway through 2014.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday with the Broke and the Bookish is the top ten books I have read so far this year (in no particular order).
Looking For Alaska by John Green. I have a strange fascination with private schools, so this book was right up my alley. Plus, John Green is awesome with incorporating hilarity with some serious themes and this book wasa good example of that.
Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson.I have praised this book a few times on here. I love that it felt like it was a real journey and that I grew very attached to the characters.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown. The start of what is shaping up to be a great series. It is yet another YA novel where kids are off trying to kill eachother and yet it is fascinating. It makes you think a lot about social classes and slavery and such.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison.This is another one that I have talked about a few times on here. Such a funny book and a light read.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafazi. I love nonfiction and it was very interesting to learn about her, her culture and the state of education in another country.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. The coolest part of this book for me was that it is partially set in New York and I read it while in New York. But also, I enjoyed that it was, well, about a bookstore and quirky characters.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth.Although it surprised me in some ways, I was very pleased with how the book wrapped up the series.
This Momentary Marriage by John Piper.I found this fascinating in both theoretical and practical ways.
Emma by Jane Austen.I found this a really tough and slow read, but despite that, I did like the book.
Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung.I got this book because busynesss is a big issue of mine and I wanted to do more practical, Christian reading this year. It was very practical. I need to read it again.
What are your top ten books so far this year?