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The Yearly Favourites: 2014 Read List

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To be Honest there wasn’t a book in 2014 that I didn’t enjoy. Well no book but the 50 Shades of Shame I recently butchered, and so in light of our nearest 2014 departure (We’ll miss you:)), I thought I’d share my 2014 Literary favourites, because lets face it – Everyone loves a great book.

Game of thrones – Song of Ice and Fire by GRR Martin
This is one of the little cheats you’re gonna see here, I am still of couple of episodes short of actually finishing it but i really wanted to add it to my edit. This book was (or is) pretty darn amazing. I have to admit, I almost always love the first book more but it might not be the case on this series. If your like me, and you love watching the show than go read the books, they are a truly a great read, not the shortest read but still great. One of my main problem was the lack of Daenerys episodes, which are by far the best episodes in the book. cant wait to start the 3rd book so I can finally catch up with the 4th season. (No lie, I did just squeaked a little)

The Hunger Games – Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
It took me a while to catch up with the basics with school and all, so I actually finished this only after movie which was a huge mistake. it is still a pretty good book. started off slow, but still made me cling into its pages like a mad girl. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes I still havent seen Mockingjay, simply because I havent read the book yet

We were liars – By E. Lockhart
This is another cheat, yes I know, I’m a big fat cheater. I’m only about an episode away from finishing it but it was just so good I had to add it. I didn’t even mean to start it in account of reading too many books simultaneously, but the first lines just captivated me. I am thinking of making a full on review once I finish it, just because I found it so riveting. Simply brilliant.


Grimm’s complete Fairy Tales – Brothers Grimm

Even though I really did always wanted to read the unabridged storylines of Grimm tales, this was a huge judging a book by its cover sin for me, but you can’t really blame me, just look at it. The book itself is simply gorgeous and  the illustration are simply put, amazing. Just don’t expect to read the same fairy tales you did when you were young. Fair warning though, theses tales might not be as sweet as you might remember, the singing bone still make my bone shiver a little…

Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Binge watching Sherlock really made me want to reread some Sherlock Holmes goodness, which I havent really touched ever since I was a kid. I found this gorgeous edition of Sherlock that I thought would be a great addition to my collection. I didn’t read all of it though, only some of my favourite stories. I tend to only  pick it up when I’m in my murder mystery kind of mood.

What’s your biggest literary discovery for 2014?

Natalie Alice Zigdon
Blogger, self proclaimed geek, avid reader and baker, music and art fanatic, and one heck of a crazy lady