My year in books (2014)

Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 7.28.05 PMAh, books. I remember those...I think. So I began logging the books I've read last year and, amazingly, stuck with it this year, too. That's the good news! The bad news is, since having a baby in October, I have read exactly one book (and, cough, I haven't even finished it yet). So when I began tallying this year's booklist I expected it to be much shorter than last year's, which clocked in at 34. But surprise! I hit 33 books this year!

Another interesting thing about this year was the Amazon issue. I mostly read on a Kindle and stopped purchasing ebooks from Amazon in the spring due to their shady activities with publishers. That changed my reading plans quite a bit! So I got a library card and made do, but there are definitely books on this list that might not have otherwise been on it had the Amazon shenanigans not happened.

Anyway, here's the breakdown: 11 Adult titles, 13 Young Adult titles, 5 Middle Grade titles, and 3 nonfiction titles. Here's the full list:

After the Red Rain, Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, and Rob DeFranco
Shug, Jenny Han
Counting by 7s, Holly Goldberg Sloan
A Snicker of Magic, Natalie Lloyd
Gutbliss, Dr. Robynne Chutkan
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
We Were Liars, E. Lockhart
Expecting Better, Emily Oster
Blythewood, Carol Goodman
The Last Summer of the Camperdowns, Elizabeth Kelly
Second Chance Summer, Morgan Matson
Likeable Business, Dave Kerpen, Theresa Braun, Valerie Pritchard
Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
Seating Arrangements, Maggie Shipstead
Family Tree series, #2 & #3, Ann M. Martin
Astonish Me, Maggie Shipstead
To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Jenny Han
The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, E Lockhart
Dramarama, E. Lockhart
Confessions of a Not It Girl, Melissa Kantor
Witches of East End sequel, Melissa de la Cruz
[a lot of false starts with library books, which I'm not counting]
The Fever, Megan Abbot
The Vacationers, Emma Straub
Going Bovine, Libba Bray
I Hunt Killers 3: Blood of my Blood, Barry Lyga
Reconstructing Amelia, Kimberly McCreight
Friendship, Emily Gould
The Secret Life of Addison Stone, Adele Griffin
All the Summer Girls, Meg Donohue

Some standouts of the year: The Poisonwood Bible, Astonish Me (I read it twice, back to back, I loved it so much!), The Last Summer of the Camperdowns, and We Were Liars. I was also in love with the Family Tree series (I love Ann M. Martin so hard) and really enjoyed the Veronica Mars book, too. And, a big shout out to Expecting Better by Emily Oster for helping me survive pregnancy.

Anyway. I miss reading. Someday, I'll do it again!