Happy New Year!
What better day than January 1 to reflect on my year of reading. I’m participating in the 2014 End of Year Book Survey hosted by Perpetual Page Turner.
BASIC BOOK STATS
Number of Books I Read: 92
Number of Re-Reads: 1 (A Midsummer Night’s Dream by W. Shakespeare)
Best Book I Read in 2014: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Most Surprising (good or bad) Read in 2014: King and Maxwell by David Baldacci (I was surprised with how much I disliked this book.)
Best Series I Started in 2014: Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel
Best Sequel I Read in 2014: Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness
Best Series Ender in 2014: The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness
Favorite New Author (to me) I Discovered in 2014: Deborah Harkness
Favorite Book Cover of 2014: Inamorata by Megan Chance
Most Memorable Character of 2014: Grace Marks from Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Most Beautifully Written Book Read in 2014: Neverwhere
by Neil Gaiman (I think I’d be happy reading Gaiman’s grocery list. He has an amazing way of stringing words together that is magical.)
Book That Shocked Me the Most in 2014: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink (I remember being shocked as I watched the events of Hurricane Katrina unfold but reading about how this hospital was left to fend for itself was truly shocking.)
Best 2014 Debut I Read in 2014: Now That You’re Here by Amy K Nichols
Book That Put a Smile on My Face in 2014: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Book That Made Me Cry or Nearly Cry in 2014: Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
Book That Made Me the Most Mad in 2014: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospitalby Sheri Fink
Book I Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be a Priority in 2015: The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman (My new bookclub’s first book in January)
One Thing I Hope To Accomplish In My Reading/Blogging Life in 2015: I was a very sporadic reviewer and blogger in 2014. I hope to change that this year.
A 2015 Release I’ve Already Read and Recommend To Everyone: When by Victoria Laurie
What was your bookish life like in 2014? Favorite books? Is there a book that you are looking forward to in 2015?