It seems like a top ten list in a year I only read 34 books is a bit ridiculous, so let me just share a few thoughts.
Favorite: Girls in White Dresses, Attachments, and Yes, Please
Runners Up: Cress, We Were Liars, Dreams of Gods & Monsters, This Side of Salvation, Leaving Everything Most Loved, and One Plus One
Least favorite: Madam Bovary or Hemingway’s Girl
Best Audio Narration: Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Completed Series: Daugther of Smoke and Bone (finished), The Selection (finished), Maisie Dobbs (caught up)
And the complete list of books read:
- Parasite| Mira Grant | audio | 4 stars
- Fun Home | Alison Bechdel | print | 4 stars
- The Dangerous Animals Club | Stephen Tobolowski |audio | 4 stars
- The Circle | Dave Eggers | audio | 1 star
- Cress | Marissa Meyer | audio | 4.5 stars
- Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert | audio | 1.5 stars
- Independent Study | Joelle Charbonneau | print | 3 stars
- Elegy for Eddie | Jaqueline Winspear | audio | 4 stars
- One Summer: America, 1927 | Bill Bryson | audio | 2.5 stars
- Attachments | Rainbow Rowell | print | 5 stars
- The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater | ebook | 3.5 stars
- We Were Liars | E. Lockhart | ebook | 4.5 stars
- Dreams of Gods & Monsters | Laini Taylor | audio | 4.5 stars
- The One | Kiera Cass | audio | 4 stars
- Siren’s Song | Heather McCollum | ebook | 3.5 stars
- This Side of Salvation | Jeri Smith-Ready | print | 4.5 stars
- Hemingway’s Girl | Erica Robuck | ebook | 1 star
- The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker | audio | 3.5 stars
- Graduation Day | Joelle Charbonneau | ebook | 3.5 stars
- Syndrome E | Franck Thilliez | ebook | 2 stars
- Looking for Alaska | John Green | print | 4 stars
- Panic | Lauren Oliver | ebook | 4 stars
- The Story Hour | Thrity Umrigar | ebook | 4 stars
- Leaving Everything Most Loved | Jacqueline Winspear | audio | 4.5 stars
- Girls in White Dresses | Jennifer Close | print | 5 stars
- Runaways – Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan | print | 4 stars
- How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky | Lydia Netzer | print | 4 stars
- American Gods | Neil Gaiman | audio | 3 stars
- One Plus One | Jojo Moyes | print | 4.5 stars
- All Fall Down | Jennifer Weiner | print | 4 stars
- A Briefer History of Time | Stephen Hawking | audio | 4 stars
- Runaways Vol. 4: True Believers | Brian K. Vaughan | print | 3.5 stars
- Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake | print | 2 stars
- Yes, Please | Amy Poehler | audio | 5 stars
A Few Book Stats:
Aww, 2011-Michelle is so cute and naive. I gave up my stats last year. This is all you get now because TIME.
- Books Read: 34 (down from 62 in 2013 and 80 in 2012)
- Audio: 14
- Print: 12
- Ebooks: 8
- Female authors: 24
- Male authors: 10
How was your 2014 reading year?
I really need to read Attachments. I’m going to Michigan soon, maybe I’ll bring it along then – seems like a nice fun book to read while traveling.
Attachments is my favorite Rainbow Rowell novel.
(Half my comment was disappeared somehow…) 2014 wasn’t a great year for me either…most of the books I read were picture books or graphic novels. (But I still count them!) And I think you’ve still done pretty well! You read more than double what the average American reads!
Did you listen to Yes Please on audio? I think I did that book a disservice by reading it in print!!
I found Bovary to be humorous but I’m sure it’s not supposed to be.