thinking out loud

Marineko Book Awards 2014

It’s that time of the year! I have to admit that I haven’t been properly keeping track in the earlier parts of the year, and did the stats in a hurry, so this year’s list may be a bit off. There are so many re-reads that I’ve forgotten to list down.

Anyway, as usual – this is based on books I read in 2014, not necessarily books published in 2014. And as long as I “read” the entire book (including wordless picture books), it will be listed – books I only read/re-read parts of will not. The full (if perhaps missing the books I’ve forgotten to list down) list of books can be found here.

 

2014reads

Favourite books of the year under the cut…

BEST FANTASY (NON-YA)
The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison

BEST FANTASY (YA)
Sorrow’s Knot, Erin Bow

BEST SF (NON-YA)
Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie
My Real Children, Jo Walton

BEST SF (YA)
Ruins, Dan Wells

BEST HORROR
The Darkest Part of the Forest, Holly Black

BEST ROMANCE (NON-YA)
Attachments, Rainbow Rowell

BEST ROMANCE (YA)
Everything Leads to You, Nina LaCour

BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER
♥ can’t think of any

BEST CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK
♥ all of them! (Seriously, I can’t decide.)

BEST YA CONTEMPORARY
I’ll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson
We Were Liars, E. Lockhart

BEST GEN/LITERATURE
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

BEST HISTORICAL
♥ can’t think of any!

BEST NON-FICTION
What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton

BEST HUMOUR
Mort by Terry Pratchett

BEST MANGA SERIAL (SHOJO/JOSEI)
♥ ハチミツとクローバー , 羽海野 チカ (Hachimitsu to Clover, Umino Chica)

BEST MANGA SERIAL (SHONEN/SEINEN)
♥ 3月のライオン , 羽海野 チカ (3gatsu no Lion, Umino Chica)

BEST STANDALONE MANGA
In Clothes Called Fat, Moyoco Anno

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
Jane, the Fox and Me, Fanny Britt

BEST COMIC
Ms Marvel Vol 1: No Normal, G. Willow Wilson

BEST POETRY
A Time to Dance, Padma Venkatraman

BEST RE-READ
Howl’s Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones

TOP TEN BOOKS THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE LIST
The Darkest Part of the Forest, Holly Black
Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan
Guy in Real Life, Steve Brezenoff
Noggin, John Corey Whaley
Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson, & Peter Sieruta
The Islands of Chaldea, Diana Wynne Jones
Shadows, Robin McKinley
The Thread That Binds the Bones, Nina Kiriki Hoffman
The Secret Country, Pamela Dean

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Marineko Book Awards 2014

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s