2014 has been a great year for me. First, I started my blog, which I never thought I could actually do. Although I don’t post as often as I want, getting reviews out is a great achievement for me. Through this blog, I met other readers and connected with authors. Second, re-discovering Filipino lit has been a great adventure! I didn’t realize that contemporary Filipino Literature (specially romance) could be so great. Third, Romance, Romance,Romance! Discovering more about the Romance Genre has been a wonderful experience.
So, here ya go, the books and authors that magnanimously rocked my 2014.
1. Sun-Kissed by Laura Florand
No one writes romance with chocolate like Laura. One of my favourites this year, I loved this book because the couple, Mac and Anne, are middle aged but can still turn up the heat!
2. Kitchen When It Sizzles by Chrissie Peria
Another romance x food book. Nate, Olivia and sticky Chinese ribs. Yummers 😀
3. Interim Goddess of Love Series by Mina V. Esguerra
A different take on a Filipino Folklore. This book helped me discover more about Filipino Myth plus yes, Ms. Mina, you were right, Quin is ❤
4. Apolonia by Jamie McGuire
I was a bit skeptical reading this by Jamie McGuire. But Jamie proves to me once again that she’s the queen of the New Adult Genre! Kudos to her for adding diversity to the NA Genre.
5. Eight Days A Week by Amber L. Johnson
The funniest book I’ve read this year. The Beatles, two kids, a manny who doesn’t know what he’s doing plus a hot guardian. What more can you ask for?
6. The Truest of Words by Georgina Guthrie
I cannot end the year without reading anything romance set in the academe. Georgina Guthrie concludes her The Words Series with this third book. To Sailor and Poppet, thank you for letting me sail with you.
7. Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon by Edgar Calabia Samar
Sh**t, tiyanak xD
8. Clariel by Garth Nix
Strap on your bells, ride your paperwing and whistle for the wind!
After such a loooooonnnnngggg wait, Garth Nix brings us back to the Old Kingdom!
9. Fall Like Rain by Anna Tejano
Another indie Filipino Lit that I absolutely loved. Getting out of the friendzone
has never been this difficult, specially if there are mixed signals and so many insecurities.
I rooted for Rain and Mark all the way. ❤
10. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
After so much book pushing, I got to read this book and left in a very bad book hangover for a couple of weeks. Melina Marchetta, what have you done to me?
So that’s my 2014 summarized into ten books. I’ve actually got a lot of books that I really liked, but I had to narrow it down to ten. What are your 10 books for 2014?