Top 10 book covers of 2014


2013 had a lot of picturesque covers, but 2014 has gone miles ahead and the covers have designs never imagined before. Some covers are so beautiful that you will definitely judge the book by its cover!

1. My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead


2. Amnesia by Peter Carey


3. All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld


4. Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn


5. Your Face in Mine by Jess Row


6. Euphoria by Lily King


7. Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle


8.  Half Bad by Sally Green


9. The Iceland by Sakutaro Hagiwara


10. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi


Top 10 crime – mystery books of 2014


Crime will always be the most dominating genre in any library. There are so many murderers out there who we want to be psychos, and so many detectives who should also be psychos. The unraveling of a mystery and the unmasking of a character still remain the most dramatic moments for us.

1. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King


2. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley


3.The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith


4. The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly


5. The Son by Jo Nesbo


6. The Secret Place by Tana French


7. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny


8. The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh


9. Natchez Burning by Greg Iles


10. Mean Streak by Sandra Brown


Top 10 books of 2014


The world of books comes with a wide range of genres and if you like a lot of them you are hellbound to read over 50 books in a year. Some of the voracious readers read over a hundred. In a tumultuous world we mostly relish fiction. Unimaginable crimes  and captivating fantasies are bestsellers everywhere. Some fall for the romances while some take refuge and inspiration from the non-fictions.

1. Landline by Rainbow Rowell


2. Station Eleven by Emily Mandel


3. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness


4. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


5. Mr. Mercedes by Stephne King


6. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley


7. Euphoria  by Lily King


8. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan


9. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill


10. No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald


Review: The Maze Runner is a dazzling addition to the coveted young adult genre


Everyone postulated that the fate of the adaptation of James Dashner’s young adult hit book The Maze Runner will not be a merry one. But the film emerges as a stunning surprise unlike the herd of YA tryouts since Twilight and The Hunger Games. The Maze Runner springs an anomaly because of it’s focus on the don’ts rather than the do’s of YA adaptations.

The Maze Runner starts downright with a memory-less Dylan O’Brien heading up in a cage into a grassy arena called the Glade led by Alby (Aml Ameen). The Glade is surrounded on all sides by 100 feet tall walls concealing the former in the center of a giant maze. The walls of the Glade are open throughout the day for the boyland to explore the ever-changing maze. During the night the walls remain closed but the maze is raided by bio-mechanical creatures called Grievers who sting the Gladers to death. The Glade is a structured system with rules for its survival consisting of Runners to navigate the maze, Builders, Medics and Chefs. Thomas Brodie-Sangster (of Game of Thrones fame) plays Newt, Alby’s substitute, and Blake Cooper plays the youngest Glader and brings out the comic moments in the film. Will Poulter (We’re the Millers) plays dominant bully Gally. Thomas (Dylan O’Brien)  remembers only his name in a day just like every other boy. Things go awry when Thomas goes rogue breaking every code of the Glade and manages to survive a night inside the maze. Suddenly a sex ratio springs with a advent of a girl Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) who is the last person to be sent to the Glade. Thomas’ antics lead to guys getting stung in the day and the doors remaining ajar in the night for the invasion of Grievers, leaving them with no choice but to escape through the maze.

First-time director Wes Ball, previously just a visual effects expert, was handed reins of this films based on an 8-minute CGI fim. Ball pulls off a more than commendable job with a $34 million budget. He keeps character development at bay and keeps the plot ticking, albeit he does take his sweet time in showing us the maze. The visual effects are laudable. The screenplay is watertight knowing its direction to climax which has its own climax. Ball also extracts supreme performances from every young actor. The Maze Runner is a must watch for the young adult genre and is easily comparable to The Hunger Games.


Top 10 comedy – humor books of 2013

Most of the people run away from books that lack humour. No one wants to read the tragic you-have no-idea-what-i’ve-been-through in this prison or asylum. There was a time when comedy books were just another genre with nothing much significant. But the freedom of today’s innovative writers coupled with the hunger of equally smart readers has made this genre a necessity in our lives.

Presenting the best ten comedy books of 2013…


1. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton



2. Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle by Si Robertson



3. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris



4. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh



5. Mad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen


6. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella



7. Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick



8. Mad about The Boy by Helen Fielding



9. The Tao of Martha by Jen Lancaster



10. Love and Lists by Tara Sivec





Top 10 Crime – Mystery – Thriller books of 2013

Presenting the list of the top10 crime-mystery-thriller novels of 2013…


1. Police by Jo Nesbo



2. Joyland by Stephen King



3. Norwegian By Night by Derek B. Miller



4. Speaking From Among The Bones by Alan Bradley



5. Touch And Go by Lisa Gardner



6. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith



7. Unseen by Karin Slaughter



8. The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison



9. Never Go Back by Lee Child

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10. How The Light Gets In by Louise Penny