Hello my fellow bookworms, Happy New Year! It is time to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015. Looking over my end of year reading stats I have much to be pleased with:
Books Read: 56 New Reads: 52 Re-Reads: 4
Fiction: 35 Non-Fiction: 20 Poetry: 1
In 2013 I finished 73 books so I am down this year. I think quite a lot of my losses can be put down to my college course. For which I read a fair amount of text books, reports and articles rather than books for pleasure. With 20 non-fictions read I can safely say I reached my goal to continue reading more non-fiction. My re-reads and multiple reads are down on last year though.
Multiple Reads of an Author: Cassandra Clare (3), Stormie Omartian (3), Terry Pratchett (3), C S Lewis (2), George R R Martin (2), Colleen Oakes (2).
Now for some fun meme questions I have used since I started this blog many moons ago to help me reflect on what I’ve been reading in 2014:
Best: I couldn’t possibly pick just one: Top 10 Reads of 2014
Most Surprising (In A Good Way!): Just After Sunset by Stephen King
Most Recommended-to-Others: The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
Best Series You Discovered: Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
Favourite New Authors Discovered: Colleen Oakes and Elizabeth Fremantle
Most Hilarious: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Most Thrilling, Unputdownable: A Storm of Swords, Book 1 and 2 by George R R Martin
Most Anticipated: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Favourite Cover: The Beautiful and Damned by F Scott Fitzgerald
Most Memorable Character: Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
Most Beautifully Written: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Had the Greatest Impact: Why Your Weirdness is Wonderful by Laurie Wallin
Can’t Believe You Waited Until 2014 to Read: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum
This year I didn’t find it too difficult to pick one or two for each category but. there are as usual plenty more wonderful authors and books that I read in 2014 which didn’t manage to make it into this meme.
Ambitions for 2014: I hope to continue to make good progress through my Classics Club list. I would also like to make more time for re-reads and favourite authors.
How was 2014 for you? What are your aims for 2015?