December 29, 2014

2014: The Year of ... ?

I am having a VERY difficult time narrowing down my best of 2014. I've started and stopped this post about a dozen times in the last week.

I've read 122 books. You can see them all here.

Off the top of my head, what I remember particularly from those 122 were rereading the Anne of Green Gables series (the first five), rereading the Harry Potter series (all of them), Blue Lily, Lily Blue, The Secret Place, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, Paddlenorth, the Legend Trilogy, Me Before You, Under the Banner of Heaven, Life After Life, the Rosie Project, Bridget Jones About the Boy, and the final installment of the Grisha trilogy. I know I read some Agatha Christies (and a ton of other mysteries), but I'm not coming up with specific titles; I'd have to check Goodreads for that.

So I was going to say that 2014 was the Year of a Bunch of Books I Can't Remember. I blame Juliet's poor sleeping habits for that... I was chronically sleep deprived for about the first 13 months of her life. And when I'm tired I can't remember anything to save my life. 

But that didn't sound very inspiring, so then I thought I'd call it the Year of the Reread. I really enjoyed rereading some Agatha Christies I hadn't read in 20 years, I adored Harry and Anne even more this time around, and I loved rereading the first two Raven Cycle books before Blue Lily came out. Did you notice, however, that all of those books are not only rereads... they're also young adult titles? So maybe it's actually the Year of YA, especially since my book club is YA-themed.

(I can't decide. What would YOU call my reading year?) 

I asked on Facebook what some of your favorite books of 2014 were, and those of you who are less indecisive than I am (ha!), weighed in:


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I'm adding both All the Light We Cannot See and The Storied Life of AJ Fickry to my to-read list right now, since these are about the fourth recommendations I've gotten for each of them. I'll have to check out the other titles mentioned too!

Now to finish updating my 2014 reading map and my reading spreadsheet so that I can get you all those bookish pie charts which you await with baited breath. (Any of you?) So stay tuned: bookish statistics and 2015 reading goals are headed your way.

Is there a theme to YOUR reading year?

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