2014 - In Books

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This year I challenged myself to read 25 books (because last year I slacked a bit). And I'm happy to say that I read 37! beating my challenge.

  1. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
  2. Tenderness - Robert Cormier
  3. After the First Death - Robert Cormier
  4. Esquire's Big Book of Fiction - Various
  5. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
  6. Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson 
  7. Someday, Someday, Maybe - Lauren Graham
  8. 1984 - George Orwell
  9. Elixir - Hilary Duff
  10. Devoted - Hilary Duff
  11. True - Hilary Duff
  12. The Moon and More - Sarah Dessen
  13. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury 
  14. The Green Mile - Stephen King
  15. Delirium - Lauren Oliver
  16. Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver
  17. Requiem - Lauren Oliver
  18. Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
  19. Burn for Burn - Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian
  20. Fire with Fire - Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian
  21. Icons - Margaret Stohl
  22. Let the Sky Fall - Shannon Messenger
  23. Let the Storm Break - Shannon Messenger
  24. Cinder - Marissa Meyer
  25. Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
  26. Cress - Marissa Meyer
  27. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
  28. Lone Wolf - Jodi Picoult 
  29. The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
  30. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - Leslye Walton
  31. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Saenz
  32. In Perfect Light - Benjamin Alire Saenz
  33. Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
  34. Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick
  35. Silence - Becca Fitzpatrick
  36. Finale - Becca Fitzpatrick
  37. Beautiful Lies - Jessica Warman

Favorite: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Least Favorite: Lone Wolf & Before I Fall

Surprising Like: The Color Purple
Surprising Hate: Before I Fall
Beloved Re-Read:The Things They Carried
Would Re-Read: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Wondered Why You Bothered Finishing It: Lone Wolf
Made You Cry: The Fault In Our Stars
Made You Laugh: Someday, Someday, Maybe
Want to See it Turned into a Movie: Tenderness would make a good thriller
Overrated: The Catcher in the Rye
Underrated: The Green Mile
Best/Most Promising Series: The Lunar Chronicles
Started Good but Petered Out: Hush, Hush Series & Delirium Series
Started Slow but Stuck the Landing: The Color Purple
Author to Watch Out For: Leslye Walton
Best Book Cover: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender & Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe
Bad Cover, Good Book: The Fault in Our Stars (I would never have picked up the book if I didn't already know and love John Green.)
Made You Think: Dante and Aristotle Discover the Secrets of the Universe & The Things They Carried
Guilty Pleasure: Sky Fall Series
Best YA: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Best Adult: The Things They Carried
Favorite Character: Cinder - Cinder
Least Favorite Character: Everyone in Lone Wolf
Most Hated Antagonist: Percy - The Green Mile
Most Hated Protagonist: Sam - Before I Fall
Fictional Crush: Alex - Delirium Series

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  1. I love the list at the bottom and is Hilary Duff as in Lizzie McGuire?! I had no idea she had released books!!

  2. Yes! Lizzie McGuire can act, sing, and write apparently. She wrote the series and it was actually pretty decent. I was pleasantly surprised.

  3. Woo! Thanks Billimarie. I added you back. Do you have a reading goal this year?

  4. I try to shoot for the moon so I can end up with the stars. I'll be happy if I read more than twenty this year :) What about you?