Hot off the Presses is on hiatus -- there are so few books coming out in the next three weeks that I'm going to combine them all in a post on December 30.
But hello and welcome to my first Best Books of 2014 post. I always have a hard time choosing "bests" of anything and I can never limit it to ten, so every year I make my book lists by genre. All the books on my list are YA books that were published in 2014.
This post will cover Best Contemporaries of 2014. Tomorrow I'll feature fantasy, sci-fi and paranormal titles.
What I look for:
Contemporaries are often my favorite books. To me, a good contemporary needs well-drawn characters and evokes real emotion. If the story tackles a important, complicated issue, all the better. I also like books that reflect all the wonderful diversity of our world -- books set outside the US or about characters I don't always read about are a plus to me. Finally, I like books that surprise me in some way.
Click on the cover to get to Goodreads -- click on the title to get to my review!
Looking for something different and unexpected? We Were Liars or I'll Give You the Sun