Happy New Year’s Eve! I’m relatively sure I won’t read a mind-blowingly awesome book in the next (less than) 24 hours, so we can finally talk about my favorites of 2014!
Well, here they are.
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Dataclysm by Christian Rudder
- Sad Robot Stories by Mason Johnson
- Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson
- An Astronaut’s Guide to Life by Chris Hadfield
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- The Humans by Matt Haig
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
- Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Something noteworthy – 9 out of 10 were new-to-me authors! I read Beloved by Toni Morrison last year, I think, but everyone else was someone I hadn’t read previously.
How many books did you read in 2014?
Combined with comics that were in trade-format: 103. 66 books and/or graphic novels, and 37 volumes of comics (totaling to 233 issues of comics… holy crap! And I read a whole bunch of single issues that weren’t in this count.) Total pages read was less than 35,000. And I re-read both the Outlander series and most of the Harry Potter series this year.
Did you accomplish your reading goals?
Not really, no. I would have preferred to have read 100 books PLUS a whole crap ton of comics, but ah well. Time was limited.
Worst reads of 2014?
Sex Criminals volume 1
Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler
How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer
Happily, I didn’t read many terrible books this year! These three were ones that I kinda wish I hadn’t wasted my time on.
Anyways, I’m not going to go through a whole survey thing this year, because I’m lazy. 2014 was a pretty decent year, reading wise, and I’m hoping for 2015 is even better. Ideally, I’ll hit 100 books plus a megaton of comics.
I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!!!