Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! is an annual light novel guide book, printed every November since 2004. The title translates (literally) to "This Light Novel is Amazing!" Every guide includes a list of the top ten most popular light novels of the year, along with the most popular characters, and most popular illustrators. Here is the top ten series for 2014. I'll add previous lists, characters, and more later:
Yes Tokyo ravens on the list, and I agree eith Miyuki being on the list though Id argue for her having a higher spot.
Mahouka is a relatively new series, it's popularity is still on the rise. It's still too soon to contend with characters from established hits like Index, Oreimo, Sword Art Online, and Oregairu (this years big winner). Next year, after the anime, I would not be surprised if Mahouka dominates.
It's nice to see No Game No Life in the top ten. It has it's flaws, but overall it's a good series. The plot is very clever. Hopefully the anime (already announced) will come out this spring.
I really want Tokyo Ravens translations. The anime is really good, I want to read the original