Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Books Read in 2014

At the beginning of the year, I had set the goal of reading a minimum of 75 books for the year.  As you can see from this list of books read in 2014, I was able to not only meet this goal, but exceed it!  Woohoo!!  For your convenience, I have also linked up the reviews for those written.
  1. Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
  2. A Life in Hand:  Creating the Illuminated Journal by Hannah Hinchman
  3. Jack of Fables #8:  The Fulminate Blade by Bill Willingham
  4. Jack of Fables #9:  The End by Bill Willingham
  5. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins
  6. Fairest #1:  Wide Awake by Bill Willingham
  7. From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
  8. Stitches by David Small
  9. The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
  10. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  11. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  12. Runaways #1:  Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan
  13. The Unwritten #6:  Tommy Taylor and the War of Words by Mike Carey
  14. Ivy and Bean #3:  Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record by Annie Barrows
  15. The Infernal Devices #3:  Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  16. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
  17. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  18. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  19. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  20. Chew #1:  Taster's Choice by John Layman
  21. Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones
  22. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  23. The Dyerville Tales by M.P. Kozlowsky
  24. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  25. Runaways #2: Teenage Wasteland by Brian K. Vaughan
  26. Runaways #3:  The Good Die Young by Brian K. Vaughan
  27. Chew #2:  International Flavor by John Layman
  28. Chew #3:  Just Desserts by John Layman
  29. Chew #4:  Flambe' by John Layman
  30. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5:  The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
  31. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6:  Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
  32. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7:  The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
  33. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8:  Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
  34. Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel
  35. Sleep Donation by Karen Russell
  36. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  37. Sookie Stackhouse #1:  Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  38. Batman:  Li'l Gotham #1 by Derek Fridolfs
  39. Batman:  Year One by Frank Miller
  40. Batman:  The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb
  41. Batman:  The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder
  42. Sookie Stackhouse #2:  Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
  43. Runaways, Deluxe #2 by Brian K. Vaughan
  44. Runaways, Deluxe #3 by Brian K. Vaughan
  45. The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
  46. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  47. Sookie Stackhouse #3:  Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
  48. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
  49. Sookie Stackhouse #4:  Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
  50. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  51. Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1:  The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  52. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  53. Sookie Stackhouse #5:  Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
  54. Sookie Stackhouse #6:  Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
  55. Sookie Stackhouse #7:  All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
  56. Future Flash by Kita Murdock 
  57. The Walking Dead, Book Nine by Robert Kirkman
  58. The Walking Dead #19:  March to War by Robert Kirkman
  59. Fables #19:  Snow White by Bill Willingham
  60. The Walking Dead #20:  All Out War Part 1 by Robert Kirkman
  61. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  62. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  63. World War Z by Max Brooks
  64. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
  65. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
  66. Feral by Holly Schindler
  67. Ghosting by Edith Pattou
  68. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  69. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  70. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  71. Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
  72. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  73. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  74. Revival by Stephen King
  75. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  76. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  77. The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

Yes, that's a total of 77 books for the year.  Breaking it down a little further, that is 22,454 pages read in 2014.

For a portion of the year, I brought back my old feature of Fairy Tale Fridays once a month.  I did not continue with it for the entire year, but here were the selections that I did feature while it was running.
  1. The Frog King by The Brothers Grimm
  2. A Fairy Tale About a Boy Who Left Home to Learn About Fear by The Brothers Grimm
  3. Cat and Mouse in Partnership by The Brothers Grimm
  4. Little Briar-Rose (aka Sleeping Beauty) by The Brothers Grimm
  5. The Peasant and the Devil by The Brothers Grimm
  6. Our Lady's Child by The Brothers Grimm
  7. The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids by The Brothers Grimm
  8. Faithful John by The Brothers Grimm

How was your reading in 2014?  Did you meet your goal (if you even set one)?


  1. From a Buick 8 by Stephen King - how was that? It has been sitting on my shelf for years sadly. I've been disappointed several times over the years with his novels.The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon: A Novel reminded me of bag of bones for some reason and those two disappointed me so badly. Of course when I got those two I had saved up my allowance for two weeks so I could buy the hard backs. (Yes, I'm old. Lol) and you could imagine how upset I was because they weren't nearly as good as Carrie.

    1. Johannah ... It was good, but far from my favorite King novel! Personally, I tend to prefer his older stuff, though I have enjoyed some of his newer things (i.e., Doctor Sleep).

  2. Oh well done!

    I now have reviews post so far in advance that I cant/dont do posts like this any more. So for instance there's books I read in the latter part of last year where the reviews are posted some time between now and March, and for the Christmas themed ones, in December!

    1. nordie ... That's amazing! I love being able to work ahead, but haven't had that opportunity for a while ... and not due to lack or reading. I just am way behind on reviews and don't review every book I read here.


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