Favorites of 2014

I figure I have to share my favorite reads of this last year. A few 2014 books, that are obviously missing from this list, made my favorites of 2013. You can find them here.

As with anytime I’m making a list I feel like I’m forgetting a couple really wonderful ones but this gives you an idea.

Favorite 2014 Published Reads:

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Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth, Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay, The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey, The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson and The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Sadly, I felt that 2014 in general was sort of a let down in my blogging and personal life. I feel incredibly optimistic about 2015–I hope to maintain motivation for blogging and work on more interesting content. Here’s to a bright and shiny new year.

Favorite 2015 Reads (that I read in 2014):

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabba Tahir, The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh and Every Word by Ellie Marney

Let me just tell you from what I’ve read from 2015 so far the books are absolutely stellar. It looks like it’ll be a huge year in fantasy and I can’t wait to read them ALL. Side note- Every Word (sequel to Every Breath) hasn’t released in the US yet but you can order the UK/Australian version.

What were your favorites of 2014?

Blogger Resolutions for 2014 + Giveaway

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2014 is upon us and as is customary I plan to make some resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. I have loved my blogging experience of 2013 but I do think I can do a few things to make this new year run smoother and be a little less stressful.

Reading Goal for 2013:
2013 Reading ChallengeI met my Goodreads Goal of 125 books! It was very close but with some Twitter support I buckled down and did it.
125 books
46,646 pages
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My most popular and least popular posts (by pageviews)
Overall Post:
Most popular was my interview with Marissa Meyer.
Least popular post was my 8th week of Teaser Tuesday

Reviews:
Most popular Review: World After by Susan Ee–Oddly enough there weren’t very many comments
Least popular review: The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long–such a great book too

For this year I’d like to:

  1. Be better at commenting and responding to comments
  2. Write my reviews right after finishing the book
  3. Read and review the books that I have on my bookshelves
  4. Request only the books I’m very interested in and not let hype convince me to request a book even though the topic or genre doesn’t interest me.
  5. Create more original content for the site (interviews, Lego covers or new features)
  6. Meet my 2014 Goodreads goal of 130 books

Things that I’m changing on the Blog:

I really enjoy visiting other blog’s memes but feel that it takes up a bit too much of my time to participate. So for now, I’ll be dropping Waiting on Wednesday, Teaser Tuesday and Top Ten Tuesday. I will keep doing Stacking the Shelves/Showcase Sunday.

As my readers…is there anything you’d like to see more of/ less of?

World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)

And since World After was my most viewed review it is only fitting to give a copy away, yes? The publisher has offered to give away a copy to a US winner and so I’ll provide a copy to an international winner–so I’m giving away two copies of World After by Susan Ee
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