2014: My Year in Reading

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Last year, I managed 21 books. I also had an advantage because I was recovering for 6 weeks after surgery and had way more free time on my hands than usual. Regardless of any previous advantages, I always want to do better than the previous year, so my goal is higher, but not so high it seems unachievable. This year, my goal is 25 (and barring any major calamities or distractions, I’m well ahead of that goal; knock on wood!).

And because I like to have a second shot at feeling like I’ve accomplished something, I have a pages goal as well – 10,220. Doesn’t that number seem like such a huge feat? And giving myself a page goal makes me more inclined to pick up longer books that I love, but often avoid because…book count. Know what I mean?

So, here’s my current status:

Books: 53/25

Pages: 18839/10220

Books

  1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (1.4.14)
  2. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (1.5.14)
  3. Fallen by Lauren Kate (1.8.14)
  4. Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (1.18.14)
  5. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (1.20.14)
  6. Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire (1.25.14)
  7. Torment by Lauren Kate (2.1.14)
  8. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (2.9.14)
  9. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (2.13.14)
  10. Passion by Lauren Kate (2.15.14)
  11. Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L.J. Smith (2.18.14)
  12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (2.22.14)
  13. Rapture by Lauren Kate (2.24.14)
  14. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (2.27.14)
  15. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (3.2.14)
  16. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (3.10.14)
  17. My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews (3.12.14)
  18. Shakespeare’s Counselor by Charlaine Harris (3.15.14)
  19. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (3.21.14)
  20. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (3.24.14)
  21. Innocence by Dean Koontz (3.29.14)
  22. Matched by Ally Condie (4.1.14)
  23. What Happens Next? by Rick Schostek (4.1.14)
  24. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (4.6.14)
  25. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (4.9.14)
  26. Crossed by Ally Condie (4.12.14)
  27. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (4.17.14)
  28. Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (4.26.14)
  29. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs (4.30.14)
  30. Reached by Ally Condie (5.5.14)
  31. Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (5.8.14)
  32. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (5.15.14)
  33. The Giver by Lois Lowry (5.17.14)
  34. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (6.16.14)
  35. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (6.22.14)
  36. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (7.5.14)
  37. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard (7.13.14)
  38. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (7.29.14)
  39. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (8.16.14)
  40. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (9.9.14)
  41. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (10.28.14)
  42. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (10.30.14)
  43. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (11.4.14)
  44. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence (11.8.14)
  45. Dubliners by James Joyce (11.15.14)
  46. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (11.20.14)
  47. The City by Dean Koontz (11.21.14)
  48. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham (11.29.14)
  49. Watt by Samuel Beckett (12.6.14)
  50. The Quiet American by Graham Greene (12.10.14)
  51. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (12.19.14)
  52. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (12.25.14)
  53. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (12.28.14)
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