My Year in Books


Today I established that I currently have between 30-40 unread books waiting to be read at home, at work and on my kindle, along with a slightly larger number than that on my wishlist (…ahem…143…). I decided I should do a quick recap and list what I read in 2014. So here it is! My year in books…

Books I read for the first time:
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (I know, don’t judge, I’m not quite sure how I haven’t read this before either.)
Solitaire – Alice Oseman
The Signature of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert
The Colour Master – Aimee Bender
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North
Up a Tree in the Park at Night with a Hedgehog – Paul Robert Smith
Going Postal – Terry Pratchett
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
Divergent – Veronica Roth
Insurgent – Veronica Roth
Allegiant – Veronica Roth
Words of Radiance – Brandon Sanderson
Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor
Dreams of Gods and Monsters – Laini Taylor
Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor
The Book of Life – Deborah Harkness
Shades of Grey – Jasper Fforde

Books I re-read:
Hello? Is Anybody There? – Jostein Gaarder
The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson
The Final Empire: Mistborn 1 – Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension: Mistborn 2 – Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages: Mistborn 3 – Brandon Sanderson
Harry Potter (all of them!) – J. K. Rowling
The Mortal Instruments (all of them!) – Cassandra Clare
Twilight (all of them!) – Stephenie Meyer
The Handmaids Tale – Margaret Atwood

Books I read for work:
Skellig – David Almond
The Switch – Anthony Horowitz
Two Weeks with the Queen – Morris Gleitzman
Face – Benjamin Zephaniah
The BFG – Roald Dahl
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
(Half of these were re-reads as well)

Books I kept dipping into:
Teach Now! English – Alex Quigley
Getting the Buggers to Write – Sue Cowley
Help Your Kids with Spelling and Grammar – Carol Vorderman
Ode to Common Things – Pablo Neruda
The Etymologicon – Mark Forsythe

Phew! I read a fair bit really. If I read the same amount again I can easily get through my unread books this year…however…there is absolutely no guarantee that I won’t buy more in the meantime. After all, you can never have too many books!

What did you read last year?

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