It’s time once again for one my favorite annual post – my yearly books and reading recap. This is the post where I tally up all sorts of nerdy reading stats, discover how diverse my reading selections were, and attempt to decide what books were my favorite this year.
I managed to read 62 books in 2014, despite traveling over 8 months of the year. I tend to not read a lot when I travel. I sleep well on planes, enjoy staring out of train windows, and am usually way too tired at the end of each sightseeing day to read much before bed. So it was fairly miraculous that I was able to read this many books this year. As you’ll see below, my best reading months were at the beginning and end of the year, when I was not traveling. I posted as many travelogues and photos of my travels as I could, although I’m still catching up. But I did not post many book reviews at all. I’m hoping to get back into more regular book reviewing in 2015.
In fact, I reviewed so few books in 2014 that I may as well give you a list and links to all of them:
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
- China Dolls by Lisa See
- Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
- Blue Horses by Mary Oliver
- Lost in Translation by Ella Frances Sanders
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- The Journey Home by Edward Abbey
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simison
- Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
I did log every book read, with a star rating, in GoodReads. Here’s a link to all the books I read in 2014.
Without further delay, here is my 2014 books and reading recap.
Thank you so much for being part of 2014 with me here on Books, the Universe and Everything! What are your favorite books that you read this year? Please share in the comments, or post a link to your year end recap!
See you in 2015!