29 Dec 2014

BOOKS: 2014 Reading Wrap Up


I don't mention books anywhere near as much as I'd like to on here, and one of my many aims for 2015 is to change that. If you didn't already know, I read a lot. A lot a lot. I don't always have the time for a book and I am guilty of neglecting my reading, but when I read boy do I read. Here's a little summary of the 34 books I have read so far in 2014 (my Goodreads Challenge for this year is 35 books so I have one more to go!), some with quick little reviews, starting from the highest rated and working my way downwards.

5 STARS (amazing)
Yes Please by Amy Poehler - absolutely amazing, one of the best I've read this year
If I Stay by Gayle Forman - total tear-jerker, sobbed like a baby
Where She Went by Gayle Forman - the sequel to If I Stay, equally as emotional
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - so grippy, a page-turner and a half!

4 STARS (nearly amazing)
If You Have to Cry, Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone - straight to the point, no bullshit allowed
How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran - fantastic, but not totally mindblowing
Rookie Yearbook Two by Tavi Genson
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - great book but bit of a disappointing ending
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - so so so good but a tiny bit cliched at points
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - great but cliched, much like Fangirl
Adorkable by Sara Manning - really enjoyable read
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai - awe-inspiring & inspirational (but a little bit rambling)
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - a little slow to start out but so gripping (major plot twist)

3 STARS (nothing ground-breaking)
Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland - I don't really remember this... I read it in January
The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting by Holly Bourne - good read but a bit meh at times
The Maze Runner by James Dashner - decent but a bit too over the top at times
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner - again, good but very OTT
You're The One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher - kinda standard chick-lit, a holiday read
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey - not as good as The Fifth Wave (the 1st in the trilogy)

2 STARS (meh)
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson - confusing but had potential
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - an awkward read
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg - easy read, a bit too young for me (kind of naff)
The Accident by C.L Taylor - IT HAD SO MUCH POTENTIAL. Totally wasted. Ugh.

What books have you enjoyed this year? I always love a recommendation or two! If you want to keep up with what I'm reading you can add me on Goodreads here. I haven't quite decided what my 2015 reading challenge will be but I did struggle to keep my pace up this year, so I might go for 35 again or maybe 40!

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  1. I recently bought the shock of the fall& the maze runner series but im currently reading paper towns so that will have to wait till next year. I also agree that Girl Online was a bit to young but my younger sister enjoyed it. I would love to see more posts on books in the new year, i would definitely read them x

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