2014 – A Year in Review

fireworksHere we are again, at the end of another year! As today is the last day of 2014, it’s time for my annual “Year in Review” post.

As of the writing of this post I’ve finished reading 182 books. 13 of those books were ones I read with my 7 month-old niece, so for argument’s sake let’s say 169. My starting goal was to read 130 books, so I’m counting 2014’s reading challenge as a completed success! That means adding another ten books to next year’s challenge for a total of 140 books! (Here’s to hoping I make it!)

And now the difficult part…picking my top ten reads of 2014!

  1. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  2. Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
  3. Laugh by Mary Ann Rivers
  4. Romancing the Duke/Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare
  5. Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid (Really, the entire Knitting in the City series)
  6. The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand
  7. Cinder/Scarlet/Cress by Marissa Meyer
  8. The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
  9. Before I Go by Colleen Oakley
  10. Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell

With the amount of books I read in a year, choosing a top 10 seems stupid. With that said, here are all my runners-up (in no particular order)!

Ok readers, I’m passing the torch to you. What did you read this year? Any books or authors that stand out? Share them below! Enjoy the rest of your New Year’s Eve! See you in 2015!

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17 thoughts on “2014 – A Year in Review

  1. Wasn’t published in 2014 but ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ by Robert Galbraith was amazing in my opinion!! 🙂 Plus i finally saw what all the fuss about ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ was about as well. I must confess to not knowing a single book on your list though D:

  2. Also, not published in 2014, but I loved “The Signature of All Things.” Prior to that, I only knew Elizabeth Gilbert as the Eat, Pray, Love person. Now I know she is so much more than that.

  3. Thanks for sharing your favorites with us Kim. I really enjoyed Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron and Jane Austen’s First Love by Syrie James. I recommend them highly. Here’s to another great year in reading!

  4. I will try to read as many books as I can from your list. Though these books weren’t released this year, these are my top books for the year:
    1. The diary of a young girl-Anne frank (for my opinion, see my blog: bookaddict22.wordpress.com)
    2. The fault in our stars-John Green
    3. Divergent, Insurgent,Allegiant, Four-the entire series by Veronica Roth
    4. Veronica decides to die-Paulo Coelho
    5.Looking for alaska-John green
    6. The monogram murders- agatha christie
    7. The cuckoo’s calling and the silkworm by robert galbraith (jkr)
    8. To kill a mockingbird-harper lee
    9.And thereby hangs a tale- Jeffrey Archer
    10. The Mysterious Island-Jules Verne

  5. I am trying really hard to start reading independantly published books. This means some really awful books, but man have I found some awesome ones!

    I’m currently reading “Serving Time” and it’s one of the most fun fantasies I’ve read in awhile. I’m hoping it finishes strong too!

    I think supporting independants is really important, and I hope I can convince others to follow in my footsteps. Keep in mind, it’s $1.99 a book instead of $15!

    For those nervous about reading independants, I’m writing my reviews at bsidebookreviews.wordpress.com so I’ll do the dirty work of weeding out the awful ones! (*hint* don’t read the last book I reviewed!)

    Let me know if there is something you think I should read/review!

  6. You are a superstar! This year is my first year going for the big 100, although I only recently started keeping track so who knows if I’ve done it in the past. Anyway, these tops of yours will surely come in handy later in the year when I’m looking for books to read!

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