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December 30, 2014

Favorites of 2014

Kate Hart

Titles I Am Pushing With Evangelical Zeal


Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (2015)

My Kind of Girls


Althea and Oliver by Christina Moracho
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Gabi, A Girl In Pieces by Isabel Quintero
The Fever by Megan Abbott
Pointe by Brandy Colbert
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

Love Stories I Loved


Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

Outside My Usual Wheelhouse

The Living by Matt de la Pena
Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
El Deafo by Cece Bell

Best 2014 Covers


Looking Forward to 2015


Dead Air by Michelle Schusterman
Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
I Crawl Through It by A. S. King
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

2014 Albums and EPs


Alt-J - This is All Yours / FKA twigs - LP1 / Beck - Morning Phase
Phantogram - Voices / My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand / Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

New To Me Music
London Grammar - If You Wait (2013)
Daughter - If You Leave (2013)

Music Video

A Tribe Called Red - Sisters ft Northern Voice

previous years:
2011 parts 1 2 3 4 5

I'd love to see your picks linked in the comments -- and Happy New Year!


  1. Loved this recap, and oh goodness does 2015 have some GORGEOUS type-based covers!

    1. Right? I love the direction YA covers are headed.

  2. I just got Glory O'Brien from the library yesterday but I'm so excited to read it - A.S. King's writing is AMAZING and her characters are always so complex and interesting and just awesome. Isla is definitely one of my favorite love stories of the year, too.

  3. I love this list! I have 3 BN gift cards and will use your selection above to use them. And I just love all the 2015 covers and added them to my TBR list!


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