A Month of Faves: {Some Very Much Liked Books of 2014}

a month of favorites event GirlXoxo

I am SOOOOO late with this post! I was stumped with the prompt of Books that Blew Your Mind. I was like “Can I come up with enough to even post about it?” Then I got to checking out other posts- and I was like “Ok. I can modify this and list a few of my faves!”

So.. I am. I’m not doing a total faves list- because I’ve procrastinated. I’m still making choices. It’s late and I’m tired. My book ONCE UPON A GRIND is calling me. The kitty cats need to be fed. Whatever reason sounds good to you, that’s why I haven’t listed a complete list!

Again, major thanks goes to Girlxoxo for creating this event and to Estella’s Revenge for being an amaze-balls co-host.


#amonthoffaves is linking up with The Broke and Bookish for their Top Ten Faves this week!





These are some books that I REALLY liked!

1. Death With All The Trimmings by Lucy Burdette. Our Hayley is back. Eating at great sounding Key West restaurants. And solving crimes. Possibly getting closer to finding her happily ever after.

2. Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan. The last of O’Neil brothers stories- an end to a year+ spent in their world- and a fitting ending, at that!

3. And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman. My second LL book read this year- and def worth a read!

4. The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. Two words: Nick Fox. You’re welcome.

5. The Last Breath by Kimberly Belle. Debut novel that brings about some interesting questions!


6. Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton. The plot and the characters were pretty interesting. Kept me entertained for a couple of days!

7. Getting Even by Sarah Rayner. Backstabbing in a British workplace, Campy fun.

8. The Blonde by Anna Godbersen. Conspiracy theory folks unite! What if Marilyn was more than just an iconic sex symbol?

9. The Sweet Spot by Stephanie Evanovich. Getting to meet Chase and Amanda before they became THE Chase and Amanda of Big Girl Panties fame.

10. The Vacationers by Emma Straub. A story of what happens and what secrets come out when a whole family vacations together.


Let me know what you think of my list!


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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12 thoughts on “A Month of Faves: {Some Very Much Liked Books of 2014}

  1. A very nice list. I read my first LL book this year (After I’m Gone) and added her to my list of authors to read. I liked The Vacationers. We used to vacation on Majorca. I have to say our trips there were a lot different than the one in the book.

  2. The Vacationers is already on my wishlist (which is also a memento). My library has some books by Lippman (all in French unfortunately but if I’m right the translator is ok – I’ve read so many books badly translated that since a few years now, I have had a mental list of reliable translators in various languages); these books seem like the kind I like to read during the end of the year so I could pick one soon (do you know The Power of Three?)
    I like Getting Even cover and I’m glad you’ve managed to come with a list πŸ˜‰

    • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I love that you keep a mental list!!!

      I know of To The Power of Three by Laura Lippman- but I have not read that book. I can only speak for After I’m Gone and And When She Was Good being good books- and I’ll soon be able to tell you about Hush Hush (out in Feb 2015!)

      The Getting Even cover is perfect. It’s being billed as a kind of Bridget Jones Diary-like book. It was cute and enjoyable!

      Inspiration struck me late last night πŸ˜‰

  3. This is totally a good list, I don’t know what you are talking about. I’m amazed at how many books out there I haven’t even heard of. These lists are a great way to get some good recs, I’ve been adding them to my TBR list like crazy! I love how you enjoy both sisters books. They must have some great genes. The Blond caught my attention. i love conspiracy stories, and Marilyn? Interesting! The Vacationers has been on my wishlist for a while now. Maybe this is the push I need to read it. I love family vacations, they always get a little crazy.

    • So..true story: I’m at BEA this past May. And I see The Blonde. I’m curious because it’s Marilyn- but we’re rushing off to an event and can’t linger. 2 weeks later- I get an email request about this book. So, it was good. Interesting. A bit slow at times- but def an interesting theory about Marilyn!

      The Vacationers was also interesting. I read it right before (or the week it came out) and found myself enjoying it pretty good- but having no real desire to re-read (does that make sense?)

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