6 January 2015

What I Read in 2014

Back in Summer I made myself a little Reading List and set myself the aim to read 20 books by the end of 2014. Sometimes I'm a bit hit and miss with reading. Some books I'll read quickly over a couple of days whereas others I will read slowly and before I know it months have passed. 20 books was a lot of books for me as I was just getting back in to reading so had no idea how I would fair with this challenge but how did I do with the challenge that I set myself in July? 

Click the link for my reviews:
1. " A Long Way Down" by Nick Hornby, 4th July
2. "Nothing Is Forgotten" (Graphic Novel) by Ryan Andrews, 27th July
3. "How to Train your Dragon" by Cressida Cowell, 30th August
4. "The Maze Runner" (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner, 29th September
5. "Vicious" by V.E Schwab, 11th October
6. "The Scorch Trials(Maze Runner, #2) by James Dashner, 16th October
7. "The Giver" (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry, 19th October
8. "The Death Cure" (Maze Runner, #3) by James Dashner, 4th November
9. "A Game of Thrones" (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin, 9th November
10. "Skulduggery Pleasant" (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1) by Derek Landy, 17th November
11. "The Guest Cat" by Takashi Hiraide, 27th November
12. "The Kill Order" (Maze Runner, #0.5) by James Dashner, 30th November
13. "Starters" (Starters, #1) by Lissa Price, 6th December
14. "The Very Hungover Caterpillar" by Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees, 9th December
15. "Every Day" by David Levithan, 9th December
16. "Fortunately The Milk" by Neil Gaiman, 10th December
17. "The Wolf Princess" by Cathryn Constable, 11th December
18. "The Christmas Mystery" by Jostein Gaarder, 22nd December
19. "Feed" (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1) by Mira Grant, 28th December
20. "Playing with Fire" (Skulduggery Pleasant, #2) by Derek Landy, 29th December

1. "Shift" by Hugh Howey
2. "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
3. "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel

I did it! I was suprised because I didn't actually think I'd complete it - especially once Christmas hit and I was so busy with other things but there you go. Happily read 20 books and reviewed 8 of them As this was over 6 months, my new challenge is to read 40 books in 2015 which is doable now that I am 100% back in to reading and have a to read list the size of my arm (and a pile of books up to my waist of things I need to read). You can keep up to date on my Goodreads.

What are your reading challenges this year?


  1. I set myself a goal of 35 for the year. In 2014, I had a goal of 30 and ended up reading 49!!! But I still wanted to keep my goal low, simply so I don't feel pressured to read ALL the time.

    1. Smart move :) Currently I think I can do it but then I worked out it's like reading one book every week and a bit so I might crumble a little near the end but hopefully not :)

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    1. Thank you :) not quite the same as your 52+ but I'm getting there!