Friday, January 9, 2015

2014 Reading Review

I love doing year in reviews because I really do go over and over my books several times a year. Whenever anyone asks for a book recommendation I can't sit by. I have to throw a suggestion, or 5 into the ring. Plus I really love comparing my reading year by year. So while I realize this is mostly for my own benefit, I hope you enjoy it too.

Cranberryfries 2014 Reading Stats 

Total Novels Read: 75
Pages:  22604
Young Adult: 16
Children's/Middle-grade fiction: 8
Non fiction: 3
Adult fiction: 13 
Romance: 14
Historical Fiction: 8
General Fiction: 13
Mystery: 3
Fantasy: 9
# of those that were audio: 35
# of those that were rereads: 3 
Longest: When I Found You
Shortest: 12 Angry Men
Most out of my element: Flash Boys, Water for Elephants or Life in Motion
I'd most recommend to anyone: Princess Bride
I'd most recommend to adults: Attachments or The Rosie Project (some) or Stephanie Perkins series (Anna, Lola, Isla)
I'd most recommend to teens: Unspoken
I'd most recommend to kids: Encyclopedia Brown, Pet Wars or The Inventors Secret
Funniest: ?
Hardest to finish: Jungle Book or Life in Motion
Best Romance:  Maybe Someday
Favorite Author for me this year: Rainbow Rowell or Colleen Hoover
Most people would enjoy:  The Winners Curse
Most read author this year: Sarah M Eden

My Top 10 (in no order) of 2014:
  • Maybe Someday 
  • The Rosie Project 
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Since You've Been Gone
  • Attachments
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After
  • Me Before You
  • Flash Boys
  • Hold Me Tight
  • The Rent Collector

You can see my past years here: Yearly Book Goals or by year 201020112012, 2013

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Kayla said...

I love your book reviews! I keep meaning to do mine, maybe I'll finally get around to it today!

Becky J. said...

I just put a dozen books on hold from this list. Thanks for the recommendations! Do you like epic fantasy? I just finished Heir of Fire from the Throne of Glass series and have liked all of them a lot. Thanks again!

Cranberryfries said...

Kayla I would love to see your reviews. I always enjoy the books you recommend.

Cranberryfries said...

Ooo Becky I'm so curious what books sounded good! I'm not a huge reader of epic fantasy. But to be fair I haven't really given it a fair chance. I'll have to add those to my to be read pile. Thanks for the recs!

Becky J. said...

I didn't think I would like epic fantasy much until my husband (who is a prolific reader like you and it's his favorite genre) talked me into trying some. I surprised myself with how much I liked them. They are more violent than I'd normally like, but they have some great romance, too.