My Books of 2014

These are all the new books I read last year!

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)The Geography of You and MeThe Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World.City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)Light on SnowThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-BanksAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseAnna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)ContactEleanor and ParkWe Were LiarsThe Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)Love Letters to the DeadWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest TrailRequiem (Delirium, #3)The InterestingsWe'll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter MemoirPandemonium (Delirium, #2)The Rules for Disappearing (The Rules for Disappearing, #1)Delirium (Delirium, #1)David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling GiantsNeverwhereWhere She Went (If I Stay, #2)The Paris WifeThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)Before I FallThe Light Between OceansThis is Where I Leave YouPetals on the Wind (Dollanganger, #2)Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1) Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)Orphan TrainIf I Stay (If I Stay, #1)The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat FriendZoliEasy (Contours of the Heart, #1)The Spectacular NowWhere'd You Go, BernadetteCutting for StoneThe Remains of the DayThe AviaryHollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)Divergent (Divergent, #1)

I’ve left out 6, because I disliked like them so much I didn’t feel like putting them here. You can, however, find them with their 1- and 2-star ratings on my Goodreads.

This is also not counting any rereads I did because I don’t keep track of that on Goodreads. As far as I can recall, I reread these books this year:

Tuck EverlastingMany Waters (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #4)Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftThe Time Traveler's WifeBunniculaHowliday InnThe Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)The Perks of Being a WallflowerThe Giver (The Giver, #1)

Mostly all-time favorites, mid-summer I went on a children’s lit kick, and On Writing is something I reread every year, probably twice.

So 52 new reads in all, 46 of which I liked or loved, plus 12 rereads (that I can recall). That makes 64 books, a little more than 1 per week. That actually surprises me, as I would have thought I usually get in more than 1 per week. But then again, some of these were long, and others I’m probably just forgetting about.

Which were my favorites? That’s hard! How about some other superlatives?

Made me weep uncontrollably: tie between Cutting for Stone and We Were Liars

Beautiful prose: The Remains of the Day (his books slay me) and The Secret Place (Tana French is the master of beautiful sentences)

Best sequel: Hollow City was awesome. Can’t wait for the third

Made me LOL (literally): This is Where I Leave You, Where’d You Go Bernadette

Other faves: The Spectacular Now, The Interestings, Dante & Aristotle, If I Stay, The Duff, Love Letters to the Dead, Wild … oh, there are so many beautiful books in this world, if only I had the time to read them all.

How about you? Send me links to your reading lists, if you have them. And be friends with me on Goodreads, if you aren’t already!

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