2014 In Review

2014: A Year in Books

View my lists for 2011,  2012, and 2013

2014 in Review:

How many books read in 2014?



–   30 Fiction /  3 Non-Fiction

Male/Female authors?

–    22 Male /   7 Female

Oldest book read?

Aristotle’s Poetics (300ish B.C.E.)

Newest book read?

Lullabies (September 16th, 2014)

Longest book read?

The Best American Non-Required Reading 2011 (528 pages)

Shortest book read?

One Writer’s Beginnings

Any in translation?

A Novel Bookstore

Best book read in 2014?

-I didn’t read that much in 2014, but it sure is hard to pick just one favorite!

Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott Gregson

The Gods of Second Chances by Dan Berne

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Most disappointing book in 2014?

Up in the Air, I didn’t even finish it

Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

The Book Thief

Highly recommended if you’ve never read it!

Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2014?

The Gods of Second Chances

Very pleasantly surprised by what a great book I was given!

Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2014?

Light by Michael Grant

Book that had the greatest impact on me in 2014?

A Novel Bookstore….really makes you think!

-Also Against Their Will…how could you not be thinking some very deep thoughts after this one?

Book that had a scene in it that had me reeling?

Allegiant….everyone who read this book knows EXACTLY what I’m talking about

Book I most anticipated in 2014?

The Graveyard Book

Most memorable character in 2014?

-Any of the characters from the last Samuel Johnson book, The Creeps

How many re-reads in 2014?


Book I read in 2014 I’d be most likely to reread in 2014?

A Long Way Down

Book I recommended to people most in 2014?

The Gods of Second Chances, A Novel Bookstore, The Book Thief, A Long Way Down

Favorite new authors I discovered in 2014?

-Nick Hornby, Dan Berne, Markus Zusak

Most books read by one author this year?

-2 each for:

Veronica Roth

Lang Leav

Eudora Welty

Neil Gaiman

Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Favorite cover of a book I read in 2014?

Favorite passage/quote from a book I read in 2014?

“When two souls fall in love, there is nothing else but the yearning to be close to the other. The presence that is felt through a hand held, a voice heard, or a smile seen.
Souls do not have calendars or clocks, nor do they understand the notion of time or distance. They only know it feels right to be with one another.
This is the reason why you miss someone so much when they are not there—even if they are only in the very next room. Your soul only feels their absence—it doesn’t realize the separation is temporary.” -Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

Did I complete any reading challenges or goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year?

-No 🙁 <–this was my answer from 2013 as well, oops….

Book I can’t believe I waited until 2014 to finally read?

The Book Thief

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