Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My favorite books I read in 2014

Hello readers!!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season.

As you know 2014 is coming to a close.
That means it's time for me to share what were the best books I read in 2014. I read so many good books this year , so this is going  be a very long post.


10. Jane and the Unpleasantness of Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron                    
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor (Being a Jane Austen Mystery Book 1)

This was the best mystery novel I read this year, if not the best mystery I have read of all time. Plus, Jane Austen solves the mystery. How cool, right?
  You can read my review of it here

9.The Giver by Lois Lawry

What your favorite kid book says about you now... THIS IS FUNNY

This classic dystopian has such a thought-provoking story.
Even though this is a secular book, it got me to think about what I believe and why I believe.
  You can read my review of it here.

8. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery http://www.amazon.com/dp/1402289367/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_mOE-tb04T90NN

I recently gave this a read, after I'd heard so many good things about it. I'm glad I did!!!
 Fans of  the ' Anne of Green Gables ' books should read this.

7. The Grand Tour Series by Lisa T. Bergren

Grand Tour Series, Lisa T. Bergren. Follows the story of Cora Diehl Kensington in the early 1900's on a grand tour of Europe as she learns who she is and her identity in Christ. Lovely series that I just finished.

This series is lovely and so well written. It made me appreciate Lisa T. Bergren's talent for writing.
 You can read my review of this series here.

6. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund. $12.23. Publication: June 12, 2012

This imaginative story is fantastic!!!
 The author did a wonderful job of bringing out elements from Jane Austen's Persuasion in this YA Sci-Fi novel.
   You can read my review of this here.

5. The Dragonkeeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul

I have a confession to make. Sometimes the dumb, light-hearted and completely cheesy things are my favorites. Examples: this book and Doctor Who.

This  series has dragons, humor , romance, and mystery. What more could you ask for from a fantasy series?
   You can read my review of this series here.

4. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

This is a book that takes place during the French Revolution about the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel and his plots to save the French Nobility from the guillotine.

This classic adventure novel is wonderful.
  It has drama, larger-than-life characters, and a swoon-worthy romance.
  You can read my review of it here.

3. A Talent for Trouble by Jen Turano

A Talent for Trouble (Ladies of Distinction Book #3) by Jen Turano BOOK GIVEAWAY #BlogHop

This is the most hilarious book I've ever read. I dare you to read it with out laughing out loud often.
  You can read my review of it here..

2. Dragonwitch by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Dragonwitch (Tales of Goldstone Wood Book #5) by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B85MPK4/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_bjvhsb17J7HVE

This captivating book is the fifth book in the Tales of Goldstonewood series.
It helps explain some events that have happened in the previous books in the series.
   You can read my review of it here.

1. River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren
Mama Bookasaurus: AUTHOR OF THE WEEK: Lisa T. Bergren  http://mamabookasaurus.blogspot.com/2013/04/author-of-week-lisa-t-bergren.html

This was the first series I read this year, and it also my favorite.
 The characters, plot, and writing are just fantastic!!!
If you love reading YA I really, really, suggest you give this wonderful series a try.
  You can read my review of this series here.


                  - Non-Fiction-

If you have followed my blogs for a long time, than you know I don't read non-fiction often. Despite that I read some great non-fiction books this year.

3. Walking with Frodo by Sarah Arthur

Walking with Frodo is a christian devotional through the lord of the rings

Sarah Arthur is my favorite devotional writer, so one of her books had to make the list.
 This books shows how we can learn Biblical truths found in the Lord of the Rings series.
 You can read my review of it here.

2. A Jane Austen Devotional
A Jane Austen Devotional. The "wit and wisdom of Jane Austen" paired with the "timeless truths of Scripture." Love reading this :D

This devotional takes sections from Jane Austen's works and applies scripture to show what God thinks about a certain subject.
 A must read for Jane Austen fans.
   You can read my review of it here.

1. Will our Generation speak? by Grace Mally

Will Our Generation Speak? by Grace Mally ~ Recommend this book to all Christian young people!

This book challenges teenagers to take a stand for Christ and be bold witnesses of the gospel in practical and easy to understand ways.
 A must read for Christians of all ages.
    You can read my review of it here.

What about you?
Have you read any of these books?
If so, what did you think of them?


  1. I loved Glamorous Illusions as well! So good! Anne Elisabeth Stengl's books are always awesome!

    1. Thanks for commenting Laura!!!
      The Grand Tour series is great!! Glad you like it too:)
      You are so right! Anne Elisabeth Stengl is an amazing writer. My favorites list wouldn't be complete without at least one her books on it.

  2. Yay for "The Grand Tour" series, "Dragonwitch," "Dragon Keeper Chronicles," "A Talent For Trouble," and "The River of Time" series being on your favorites list! It looks like you had a good reading year, Ella. Hope 2015 is just as wonderful. :-D

    1. Thanks for commenting Grace!!!
      This year was a great year for reading. I can't wait to see what 2015 holds in store.
      Happy New Year to you as well:)

  3. Hooray for 'The Grand Tour' books. Those were so good. I'm still wanting to read Diana's books (someday) and of course, Lisa's 'River of Time' novels. Like you, I've heard great things about The Blue Castle so that one is a must. :)

    1. Thanks for commenting Rissi!!!
      If and when you do read some of these in the future I hope you will thoroughly enjoy them.
      I think you would really like 'The Blue Castle'. It's such a unique read:)