Favorite Books of 2014

One thing I want to do more of in 2015 is read. I tell myself this every year and I never read as many books as I wish, but I have this theory that if I keep telling myself to read more books then maybe one year I actually will! I love reading, it's just making the time to sit down and concentrate can be quite difficult. 

Though I read more than three books in the past year, I chose the three that stood out to me the most and ones I think are definitely worth giving a go! 

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
This book is as cheesy as it gets, but if you are looking for something light and sweet I would definitely suggest picking this one up. It's the story about two college students meeting and falling in love in their creative writing class, but told through the view point of everyone around them. It's a dynamically written book with a sweet story that just keeps you going. I literally read this entire thing in two afternoons. 

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
This one is a little bit heavier. F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of my favorite writers, but I'd never read this novel and decided to just pick it up. It has strong themes of love, war and internal conflict. The book really examines the reality of love and knowing yourself. Personally, I think Fitzgerald always has a strong realistic grasp on society in the 1920s with themes that transcend time and are still applicable today. If you are looking for something a bit more edifying I would suggest reading this novel. 

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel 
This is a typical cheesy young adult/teen novel. While I am no longer a teen and am on the brink into actual adulthood, this novel isn't my ideal genre, but Kenneth Oppel is one of my favorite teen authors and I really love this book. It takes place back in the early 1900s Europe when a group of adventurous teens go on a hunt for magical ingredients to save a loved one. It's cheesy, but full of adventure and love and extremely well written and intriguing just like everything Oppel writes.