2014 Reading List

2014 was a terrible year of reading for me. And I have no excuse for it. I read 31 books in 2010. I read 31 books in 2011. I read 44 books in 2012 (my all-time high). But then only 15 books in 2013. And only these 7 from 2014. It’s unfortunate, but I’m determined to reach my goal of reading 50 books in a single calendar year at some point. Here’s the list:

1. Valediction (Spenser #11) – Robert B. Parker

2. The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank (view post)

3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) – JK Rowling (view post)

4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl (view post)

5. London Bridges (Alex Cross #10) – James Patterson

6. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green (view post)

7. The Drop (Harry Bosch #15) – Michael Connelly

36 thoughts on “2014 Reading List

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  2. I have to say this is a wonderful idea! A great way to remind yourself to keep meeting your goal!


  3. I love and read Roald Dahl’s books too (my sons’ favorites).


  4. I am a HUGE Spenser fan and have read the entire Parker series and a few of his non-Spenser books. I became interested in the series when it was on Television. You probably wouldn’t remember that! LOL But I noticed one of the books on your reading list.
    I read Diary of Anne Frank when I was in school eons ago. Never got interested in the Potter series. And only saw the movie of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (the original, don’t like the Depp version!)
    Is your book available on Nook? I love a good detective story. I have one out too. Feat of Clay on Nook and Kindle. Although there is a bit of romance in there as I am a romantic at heart.

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    • Oh my! I know there was a series and I’ve read about it but I’ve never seen it. I don’t want to see him on TV. Just like I didn’t like Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone.

      My book is on Kindle. I’ll get yours later today and give it a read. There’s definitely a love story in my book. The main character and his girlfriend are lovely together. Haha in my unbiased opinion.


      • Well, when Spenser was on, I was a huge Avery Brooks and Robert Urich fan. SO…it made the stories better. An d honestly, the TV series was close to the books. When I read a book after seeing the episode it made sense and clicked for me. Still, I get what you mean.
        I don’t have a kindle but I have the app. on my laptop. I just thought if you had it on Nook it would be easier. I’ll check it out soon.
        Never watched the Jesse Stone series on TV either. Tom Selleck irks me. Maybe it’s the mustache thing.
        Gotta love an unbiased opinion! I will get and review your book as soon as I can. I read slower that I write though!


      • No worries! If you hate it just stop reading it and never tell a soul about it. Kay? Kay.


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  6. Vince Flynn is one of my favorite crime/detective authors. I get completely engrossed in the story once I pick up one of his books and can’t put it down until I’m finished. I’m sure you will enjoy them too…Happy reading!


  7. My fav RD books – Matilda, The Witches & BFG (I mean – he’s just so friendly and all!) And really – who wouldn’t want a giant as a friend, would never have to worry about getting to that cookie jar in the top drawer anymore … oh yeah – bonus!!!


    • Hahaha well I haven’t read those and likely won’t. I didn’t like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. At all. But I had to read it.


      • Really!? Okay – granted C&CF is not one of his best works – I think he may have been going though a psychotic episode in his life … probably all the dreams of chocolates that couldn’t keep the kids & their little grubby hands off his book! What about his memoirs? Not convincing you, am I? ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Hahaha not really. The book was just bad. Doesn’t matter who the author was or his psychotic episodes. Haha. He has memoirs? I won’t read them. Maybe I’ll read Matilda? Later on. Once the bad taste goes away from what I recently read.


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  9. I’ve been wanting to give The Diary of a Young Girl a try, but I promised myself to read more informative historical/biography material….what would you recommend?


  10. This is so cool! When you reach your goal of 50, are you going to keep it at that goal or raise it?


  11. What were you doing when you weren’t reading books? I’ve had low output years … Usually when I was in school, or fixated on other hobbies like TV and lots of walking or running.
    I’ve read about 30 this year so far, my goal at the beginning of the year was 50 but I think I can exceed that.


    • What was I doing when I wasn’t reading? Naps. Work. More naps. TV. That’s about it. I have no social life. My goal every year is 50. The closest I’ve come is 44 in 2012.

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      • I have a tendency to get very excited by a project, start strong and fade away in the middle. I’m doing my best to follow this through. I’m also getting better at choosing books that I enjoy. I’m working on a few writing projects of my own too and reading is helping me with that so my reading goal has multiple objectives.
        Also, reading challenges help.


      • I just read when I want to. And when I don’t, I don’t. I also hate reading challenges. Mostly because I don’t let anyone influence my reading choices.


  12. Love all the Spenser books, read them all (I think). Right now I’m reading My Sister’s Voice. I cannot put it down, was up til 4 am this morning.It’s an interesting walk through the world of the Deaf culture. And The Girl on the Train was good too!
    Hope you reach your goal!


  13. What a great idea! Very inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚


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