Top 10 of 2014 {Sign-up + Giveaway}


This has been one heck of a year. I’m still freaked out that this past year has gone by so quickly. I’m kind of afraid I’ll blink and it will be 2020. Then I’ll blink again and I’ll be ready to retire. Though that wouldn’t be such a bad thing given the fact that I’d have more time to read all the books. 🙂

If you can believe it, it’s almost time for Top 10 of 2014, a fun-filled week we spend looking back at some of the best of all things books from 2014 and looking forward to those books in 2015 that we can’t wait for. Last year’s event, co-hosted with two of my most favorite fellow bloggers – Jaime of Two Chicks on Books and Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads – was awesome! Jaime and Mindy are back again this year and so am I – but I’m hosting it here at Reading YA Rocks – and we are thrilled to welcome a new co-host, Nancy of Tales of a Ravenous Reader!

Sadly, once again, the creators of this event, Lisa of A Life Bound by Books and Jessica of Confessions of a Bookaholic, will be unable to join us. But we hope they’ll be able to participate again next year!

The Details

The event runs for five consecutive days, the last week full of the year – Monday, December 22nd to Friday, December 26th. Five days in which we share some of our favorite lists and we invite ALL of YOU to join in on the fun and share your lists with everyone too!

Each day of the event just visit one of the hosting blogs and share your list in the Linky below each day’s post. Just make sure to match up the correct post and Linky list to get credit.

The Schedule

Monday, December 22nd

  • Best Books I’ve Read in 2014 (Doesn’t have to be released in 2014, just a book you’ve read in 2014)

Tuesday, December 23rd

  • Best Book Covers of 2014 (MUST be a book released in 2014. Would be best if it’s a book you’ve READ in 2014, but it’s not required)

Wednesday, December 24th

  • Best ________ of 2014 (Reader’s/Blogger’s choice. Please fill in the blank with ONE of these topics – Villains, Contemporaries, Dual POV’s, Novellas, Adult titles, New Adult titles, Love Triangles, Couples, Bad Boys or Debuts. REMEMBER: this list MUST be from books you’ve READ in 2014)

Thursday, December 25th

  • Best Book Boyfriends of 2014 (MUST be from a book released in 2014 and from a book you’ve READ in 2014)

Friday, December 26th

  • Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2015. (This list should be comprised ONLY of books released in 2015)

How you do these posts/lists is totally up to you. What books, covers and characters you pick are all your own.

The only rule to follow is posting the topics on the dates we’ve provided.

If you think it will be impossible to keep each list to just 10, there’s always the option of breaking the lists up. For example, creating a list for your Top 10 YA favorites and a list for your Top 10 NA favorites and a list for your Top 10 Adult favorites, etc. This is absolutely fine. You can even feel free to add in a few honorable mentions if you’re having a tough time sticking to just 10.

BUT, please try to keep it to a minimum. It totally defeats the purpose if you have 10 favorites and then 150 honorable mentions.

The goal of this event is for YOU to join in and share your lists with us and for everyone to visit as many of the other participating blogs to check out THEIR lists. It’s also to have fun – so don’t stress it too much!

The event is simple. Make note of the dates and tens list topics as provided and fill out the Linky below. This will give us an idea who will be joining us for the Top 10 week. THEN, be sure to come back to one of our blogs on each of the five days and link up your post for that specific day!

Just remember, each day will have a Linky for that Top 10 topic.

You don’t want to miss a day during the event. There will be a few giveaways, and joining in the event, keeping up with our and everyone’s lists, just might help win you a bookish prize! Giveaway details to come, so be sure to check back to find out what we’re giving away and when!


Feel free to grab our event button – THE GRAB CODE IS BELOW THE BUTTON IN THE SIDEBAR – and help spread the word for the event. We’d love to have anyone and everyone join us this year. The more the merrier!


The Giveaway

We have decided to do a sign-up giveaway this year for those who sign up early. The giveaway will end at Midnight, Pacific, on December 21st and we’ll be announcing the winner at the end of the event.

We have each donated three ARCs, all of which are pictured below and which will be sent separately to ONE WINNER.


  • Giveaway is ONLY open to those who’ve signed up to participate.
  • Must be 13 or older to enter
  • Giveaway is US ONLY
  • Giveaway is open until December 21st at 11:59 p.m. Pacific
  • Prizes will be sent separately from each of the four hosts to the winner via Media Mail

Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Linky

NOTE: this is the SAME Linky on each of the co-hosts blogs, so please just enter your Name, Blog Name and URL on one blog. Thanks!



Rachel (a.k.a. Fiktshun) has been blogging about (mostly YA) books since 2010. She always has and always will believe that reading YA rocks and thinks she's found the perfect place to ramble here at RYAR.