I’m not sure I really like doing best of lists because I am so sure I am going to miss something that I thought was really cool. I look at the books on my shelves to see if anything prods my memory. Using this method is very scattershot but does give me a couple of titles I had forgotten about. There is no real rhyme or reason to this list, they are simply the books that stayed with me the most or caught my attention for longer than others.
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff (YA)
Acid by Emma Pass (YA)
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo (8+)
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (9+)
Extra Time by Morris Gleitzman (8+)
Princess Betony and the Rule of Wishing by Pamela Freeman (5+)
Violet Mackerel’s Pocket Protest by Anna Branford (5+)
Noah Dreary by Aaron Blabey (picture book)
Journey by Aaron Becker (picture book)
All of these are worth more than a quick look.
Continue reading throughout the new year, I know there will be heaps of great books out in 2014.
Some days you just need to find something that causes you to think, or just makes you laugh. At various times this man has made me do both, sometimes at the same time.
If you have not checked out the VLog Brothers do so. Here is a snippet:
(Just so this post has something booky in it): I’ll actually put it out here and say Fault In Our Stars is most probably going to make my top picks of the year too
As I’m going to not be posting between now and the new year I thought I would put my top picks of this year down now.
These aren’t the only ones I loved and there is no order to them, they are simply some of the ones released this year as far as I know that stand out in my mind.
The Flying Orchestra – Clare McFadden
The Last Viking – Norman Jorgensen/James Foley
The Jewelfish of Karnak – Graeme Base
Violet Mackeral’s Natural Habitat – Anna Branford
Mystery in Paris – Thea Stilton (As with the rest of the series)
The Amazing Voyage – Geronimo Stilton (really I love the whole series)
Fiction 8 – 12
Eight Keys – Suzanne LaFleur
The Medusa Plot – Gordon Korman
Wonderstruck – Brain Selznick
Young Adult Fiction
Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor
The Extraordinaires – Michael Pryor
Mastiff – Tamora Pierce