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
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – cheesy but amazing
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)
More Than This by Patrick Ness – so good
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
Mad About The Boy (Bridget Jones #3) by Helen Fielding – Mark Darcy, need I say more?
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!