Favourite Books of 2014!

Hello & Happy New Year's Eve! I hope you're looking forward to the prospect of a new year, new goals, and that you stay safe tonight whatever you're doing to celebrate! I made a little list of the books that I read for the first time this year that stood out to me the most, trying not to think about it too much because otherwise it would be a very long list! Aaand without further ado here they are...
B by Sarah Kay
Small in size and in length, but inside is a beautiful poem that has been so fabulously illustrated and packs a big punch. I'm very happy to have this on my shelf because there's something so very comforting about it every time I read it. 

Last Night in Montreal by Emily St John Mandel 
I'm currently reading Station Eleven and so far it has confirmed my suspicions that I may have found a new author to add to my favourites list. Last Night in Montreal is atmospheric and beautifully constructed, I'm so glad I overlooked the slightly naff cover and chose to pick it up one day.
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
I won't say too much because I've rambled on about this book so much you're probably tired of seeing me mention it. The longest book I've read this year and my absolute favourite! If it sounds like your kind of book, it's absolutely worth the time commitment! 

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
A classic on my University reading list that I really didn't think I'd enjoy, but I was hooked from the very first sentence. This novel has taught me to seek out books that feel like they would be out of my comfort zone because I might just be pleasantly surprised. And I must read more of Du Maurier's work very soon.
The Listeners by Leni Zumas
I found this to be an incredibly immersive novel that reveals as much as you're willing to look for. There's the surface level story, but there are so many layers underneath it and I just know that the more I revisit it again in the future, the more of its secrets it's going to let go. Next year I want to find more novels like this!

Honourable Mentions: 
  1. Just Kids by Patti Smith
  2. More Than This by Patrick Ness
  3. Wonder by R.J Palacio 
I'd absolutely love to know what your favouite books of 2014 were in the comments below and I'll be sure to check them out over the next couple of days because I love recommendations!


P.S. I'm going to be tinkering with my layout a little over the next couple of days, so I apologise in advance if you've stopped by and things look a little wonky! 

P.P.S. Happy New Year!

P.P.P.S. I'm beyond excited to up my book blogging game in 2015! I'll see you soon!


  1. I just started my blog and not long after, ran into this lovely blog. Reading is one of my main hobbies and your blog is a perfect example of what I could do with some of my future posts. We seem to have quite a bit of our interests in common so I really look forward to following your blog. Thank you so much for providing me with a smile, I hope you have an amazing day!

  2. Ooh that cover for Rebecca is beautiful, much nicer than my version. Your review has made me want to move it up my TBR pile in 2015. I can't narrow my list down to just one but Rooftoppers and The Rosie Project are definitely up there. Have a great 2015!

  3. I've loved this new blog Jennie, such a good idea and has inspired me to keep on reading! I haven't read any of these apart from Just Kids, loved it so much I read it twice in a row on holiday! x

    Josie’s Journal

  4. I really really enjoyed Wonder too. Love it. I think my absolute favourite read this year was Rubbernecker. Picked it up on a whim and feel in love completely. I'm so pleased to read this post about your favourites, I've been wanting to read so many of these for a while. Must get on it in 2015. Happy New Year xx

  5. My favourites this year were The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer and The Girl With all the Gifts by MR Carey; they were both brilliant. I've got Rebecca at the top of my TBR pile for this year and will definitely check out Last Night in Montreal as I've heard great things about Emily St John Mandel of late xx

    Best Endeavour

  6. I loved Wonder too! I have a post going up in the morning with a few of this year's favourite books on :) xx


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