Thursday, 1 January 2015

Looking Back - The Books I read in 2014


Nikki from Book Punks always posts a list of all the books she read in a year, and I decided to follow her example.

I tried to keep track of all the books I read in 2014, and I think I only might have missed one or two. I didn't count rereads.

Some fun facts before I go on to my list:
My best reading months were January and June with 17 books read both months.
November was the worst month for my reading: 9 books


1 The Replacement - Brenna Yovanoff
2 Left Hand Magic - Nancy A. Collins
3 The Last Princess - Galaxy Craze
4 Summoning the Night - Jenn Bennett
5 Queen of the Tearling - Erika Johansen
6 The Elite - Kiera Cass
7 The Last Victim - Karen Robards
8 Coveted - Shawntelle Madison
9 Clovenhoof - Heide Goody & Iain Grant
10 666 Park Avenue - Gabriella Pierce

11 The Silver Bough - Lisa Tuttle
12 Undead - Kristy McKay
13 Snowblind - Christopher Golden
14 Allegiance - Beth Bernobich
15 Kept - Shawntelle Madison
16 World of Ash - Shauna Granger
17 Precious Blood - Tonya Hurley
18 Smoulder - Brenna Yovanoff
19 Raven's Gate - Anthony Horowitz
20 Dies the Fire - S.M. Stirling

21 Repossessed - Shawntelle Madison
22 Through the Ever Night - Veronica Rossi
23 New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
24 Delirium - Lauren Oliver
25 Deadly Thorns - Kathleen Peacock
26 The Compound - S.A. Bodeen
27 Circle of Fire - Keri Arthur
28 Once a Witch - Carolyn MacCullough
29 Chasing Magic - Stacia Kane
30 NIL - Lynne Matson


31 Written in Red - Anne Bishop
32 Undead Reckoning - Zack Lynn
33 The Mark of the Tala - Jeffe Kennedy
34 Always A Witch - Carolyn MacCullough
35 Silver Mirrors - A.A. Aguirre
36 Yesterday's Kiss - Carly Fall
37 Tin Star - Cecil Castellucci
38 The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addings
39 Stolen Songbird - Danielle L. Jensen
40 Pack of Strays - Dana Cameron

41 Alien Collective - Gini Koch
42 Perfect Ruin - Lauren DeStefano
43 Circle of Death - Keri Arthur
44 Dragon Actually - G.A. Aiken
45 Boy Proof - Cecil Castellucci
46 Nightmare Ink - Marcella Burnard
47 Wakeworld - Kerry Schafer
48 The City's Son - Tom Pollock
49 Alchemystic - Anton Strout
50 Deadland's Harvest - Rachel Aukes

51 City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
52 Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver
53 Requiem - Lauren Oliver
54 Frost - Kate Avery Ellison
55 Poison - Bridget Zinn
56 The Forever Song - Julie Kagawa
57 Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
58 Queen of Cool - Cecil Castellucci
59 Arizona (Beautiful Dead) - Eden Maguire
60 Titanic - Stephen W. Hines


61 The One - Kiera Cass
62 Deck Z - Chris Pauls and Matt Solomon
63 The Dead Girls' Dance - Rachel Caine
64 City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare
65 Archangel's Storm - Nalini Singh
66 Five - Ursula P. Archer
67 Hush, Hush - Rebecca Fitzpatrick
68 Red Glove - Holly Black
69 Kiss of Midnight - Lara Adrian
70 Unearthly - Cynthia Hand

71 Mortal Danger - Ann Aguirre
72 Allegiance - Susannah Sandlin
73 I Want It That Way - Ann Aguirre
74 The Three - Sarah Lotz
75 Going Under - Jeffe Kennedy
76 Enslaved by the Others - Jess Haines
77 Collision - Berinn Rae
78 Visions - Kelley Armstrong
79 Unravelling - Elizabeth Norris
80 Knight's Curse - Karen Duvall

81 Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
82 Murder of Crows - Anne Bishop
83 When Rose Wakes - Christopher Golden
84 A Cat, a Hat and a Piece of String - Joanne Harris
85 Sealed with a Curse - Cecy Robson
86 Rain - Amanda Sun
87 Living Hell - Catherine Jinks
88 Kiss of Crimson - Lara Adrian
89 Midnight Alley - Rachel Caine
90 Zenn Scarlett - Christian Schoon


91 Panic - Lauren Oliver
92 Blackbirds - Chuck Wendig
93 City of Glass - Cassandra Clare
94 Ink Exchange - Melissa Marr
95 Black Heart - Holly Black
96 The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig - Emer Stamp
97 The Rain - Virginia Bergin
98 Zombies vs Unicorns - Anthology
99 Shadows Cast by Stars - Catherine Knutsson
100 Servants of the Storm - Delilah S. Dawson

101 My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent
102 Spider's Bite - Jennifer Estep
103 Dreaming Anastasia - Joy Preble
104 Time of Ruin - Shauna Granger
105 An Intimate Murder - Stacy Verdick Case
106 Enchanting the Lady - Kathryne Kennedy
107 A Touch of Dead - Charlaine Harris
108 My Soul to Save - Rachel Vincent
109 Grave Mercy - Robin LaFevers
110 Haunted - Joy Preble

111 The Tears of the Rose - Jeffe Kennedy
112 Ironskin - Tina Connolly
113 Rogue's Paradise - Jeffe Kennedy
114 The Shadow Club - Neil Shusterman
115 Angels' Flight - Nalini Singh
116 Archangel's Legion - Nalini Singh
117 Red Blooded - Amanda Carlson
118 The Bar Code Tattoo - Suzanne Weyn
119 Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor
120 City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare


121 Lovely, Dark, and Deep - Susannah Sandlin
122 Unmade - Sarah Rees Brennan
123 Moth and Spark - Anne Leonard
124 As Long As You Love Me - Ann Aguirre
125 Valiant - Holly Black
126 The Iron Trial - Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
127 Shifting Shadows - Patricia Briggs
128 The Fear - Charlie Higson
129 Under His Touch - Jeffe Kennedy
130 Compelled - Shawntelle Madison

131 Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
132 Unspeakable - Michelle K. Pickett
133 Circ - Ten to One
134 Universal Alien - Gini Koch
135 The Stark Affair Book One: Heat - Skylar Cross
136 Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare
137 Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare
138 Archangel's Shadows - Nalini Singh
139 Lips Touch - Laini Taylor
140 The Sacrifice - Charlie Higson

141 The Blue Girl - Charles de Lint
142 Alice in Zombieland - Gena Showalter
143 Trese
144 Gotita de Dragon - Nick Joaquin
145 Project 17 - Eliza Victoria
146 Deep Secret - Diana Wynne Jones
147 Burn For Me - Ilona Andrews
148 The Night Itself - Zoe Marriott
149 Circle of Desire - Keri Arthur
150 The Shape Of My Heart - Ann Aguirre

151 The Fearless - Emma Pass
152 Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates) - Justin Somper
153 Unworthy - Joanne Armstrong
154 House Immortal - Devon Monk


8 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Good year :D

Jeffe Kennedy said...

I read almost as many books as you did - 130! I'm so impressed with myself!!

Sullivan McPig said...

With all the writing you did as well, you should be!

Jeffe Kennedy said...

Yeah, it was a cranking year for sure...

Tabitha (Not Yet Read) said...

Wow looks like you read a lot of good books!

Sullivan McPig said...

@Tabitha: I indeed read a lot of good books in 2014

nikki @bookpunks said...

I love reading these lists. Weeeee. It is funny that we always find so many books in common to talk about because we read such different things. I haven't even heard of most of these.

I don't recall seeing you review Blackbirds...did you? Did I even read it and comment and totally forget?? Anyway, please remind me what you thought of it either way...

And what did you end up thinking of de Lint? And Valiant?

Here's to a new year of awesome reading! How many books have you devoured this year so far?? I'm on a role. January 9th and I've already 9...it's looking like a good year.

Sullivan McPig said...

@Nikki:
I must confess I didn't like Blackbirds. Part of it was Miriam and her partner in crime: I didn't like them. Part was the Dutch villain: if you use a foreign character, do your research! cranberries are not native to the Netherlands and only grow on one small island. And that name wasn't Dutch either. *grumbles*

de Lint: I really liked The Blue Girl. Waiting for From A Whisper to a Scream to arrive to try as my next de Lint book. Also have several others on my wishlist

Valiant: It was a really cool read. I had wanted to see a bit more scenes between the lead character and the troll though (too lazy to look up their names). Their relationship felt a bit unfounded for me.

And I'm off to a nice start: 5 books read, of which 4 were good reads.