2014 Wrap-Up – New Years Resolutions

Enjoy! 😀

As many of you probably know, I started this year with a goal of reading 100 books. Looking back on it now, I’m not entirely sure why I chose such an unrealistic goal. In 2013 I read 64 books, so expecting to read 40 more books in a year was completely nuts. I ended up dropping my goal to 60 books, which I completed. (In order from Jan-Dec) Here are the books I read in 2014 —

1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
2. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
3. Whittington by Alan Armstrong
4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
5. San Francisco Earthquake 1906 by Kathleen Duey
6. Le Voyage de sa Vie by Lisa Ray Turner
7. The Season by Sarah MacLean
8. Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
9. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
10. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
11. Night by Elie Wiesel
12. This is what Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
13. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
14. In Time by Alexandra Bracken
15. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
16. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
17. This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl
18. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
19. Paper Towns by John Green
20. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
21. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
22. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
23. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
24. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by AS King
25. Every Day by David Levithan
26. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
27. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
28. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
29. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
30. Messenger by Lois Lowry
31. Vet Volunteers #1: Fight for Life by Laurie Halse Anderson
32. Vet Volunteers #2: Homeless by Laurie Halse Anderson
33. Four by Veronica Roth
34. Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm
35. Legend by Marie Lu
36. Prodigy by Marie Lu
37. Champion by Marie Lu
38. Life Before Legend by Marie Lu
39. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B Cooney
40. Kira Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
41. We Were Liars by E Lockhart
42. Son by Lois Lowry
43. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
44. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
45. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
46. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
47. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
48. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
49. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
50. The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare
51. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
52. In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
53. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
54. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
55. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
56. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
57. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
58. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
59. A Midnight Clear by Katherine Paterson
60. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

It was a good reading year, if I do say so myself.

5 Star books – 28

4 Star books – 15

3 Star books – 13

2 Star books – 3

1 Star books – 1

As far as next year goes, I think I’m going to go for 65 books this year, since it’s just slightly higher than my averages for this year and last year.

In regards to this blog, as well as my newly created YouTube Channel, I am always open to suggestions as to how to improve in this coming year. I plan on devoting more time and energy into evolving and developing both into something that is more appealing and enticing to a wider variety of audiences. I’d also like to find ways to be more connected to my followers and viewers, and create a more personal relationship with all of you.

See you next year!

– PhantomhiveSky

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