What I read in 2014

For the first time since I started keeping these reading lists, I dipped below 100 books read this year – my total was only 93.  I suspect the main reason for that is that I got out of habit of reading for pleasure in the first half of the year, when I was reading so many research papers for my course (none of which I counted towards my reading total, as they weren’t books, just journal articles – if I’d counted them the number would look way more impressive!) that when I took a break picking up a book was the last thing I’d feel like doing – instead, I’d watch a DVD, or something on YouTube, or play a game: anything quick and brainless and not requiring the concentration of reading (plus, the whole “critical reading” skill I was acquiring, which while invaluable for my academic aspirations, had the unfortunate side effect of making me more critical about everything I read…).  So by the time I finished the course I’d got out of the habit of reading being my default relaxation option.

But anyway, although shorter than usual, here’s the list for 2014:

 Total = 93 books

January (11)

February (6)

  • Where Angels Fear to Tread by EM Forster (library audio book)
  • Under the Harrow by Mark Dunn (e-book)
  • What the Animals Taught Me by Stephanie Marohn (library audio book)
  • Conrad’s Fate by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (library audio book)
  • Labour Day by Joyce Maynard (library audio book)

March (6)

  • Death of an Artist by Kate Wilhelm (library audio book)
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (library audio book)
  • The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris (borrowed from SIL)
  • Guardians of Ga’Hoole: The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (library audio book)
  • Guardians of Ga’Hoole: The Journey by Kathryn Lasky (library audio book)
  • Guardians of Ga’Hoole: The Rescue by Kathryn Lasky (library audio book)

April (6)

May (9)

June (6)

  • Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (library audio book)
  • The Forest House by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling (library audio book)
  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (e-book)
  • Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery (e-book)
  • The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe (library audio book)

July (10)

  • Anne of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery (e-book)
  • Anne of Windy Poplars by Lucy Maud Montgomery (e-book)
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (library audio book)
  • Anne’s House of Dreams by Lucy Maud Montgomery (e-book)
  • Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  • Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (library audio book)
  • Anne of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery (e-book)
  • This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (library audio book)
  • Rainbow Valley by Lucy Maud Montgomery (e-book)
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass (library audio book)

August (10)

September (5)

  • All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue (library audio book)
  • A Beautiful Lie by Tara Sivec (e-book)
  • The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (library audio book)
  • Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
  • Home Front by Kristin Hannah (library audio book)

October (5)

November (9)

December (9)

What I read in 2013 (129 books)
What I read in 2012 (128 books)
What I read in 2011 (133 books)
What I read in 2010 (137 books)
What I read in 2009 (150 books)
What I read in 2008 (154 books)
What I read in 2007 (123 books)
What I read in 2006 (140 books)
What I read in 2005 (168 books)

What counts as a book?

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