Half A Year + A Bit? 2014 So Far.

July 10, 2014 Uncategorized 1

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It’s hard to believe that the first six months of 2014 are over, done, , Well, one milestone I’m not going to let slip past me is a recap about the reading I’ve done. I’ve read a lot more than I’ve discussed here, an oversight I intend to remedy in 2014, part II. More on what is coming up tomorrow, but today is all about what has gone before.

This poor post has been waiting patiently in the Drafts folder waiting for me to insert Goodreads links to every title mentioned. I thought about just posting without the links, but I am up early, I’ve put on a pot of slow cooking oatmeal and am ready to engage in a round of cut and paste to finish the job.

What were some of your favorite reads so far this year?

Raw Data:

  • 65 books
  • 19,689 pages

By Genre:

A surprising number of these books were ones I want to share, but I understand not every book is for every reader. Here is my attempt at helping you find a book that’s right for you from my 2014 reading. I could have added more but even so it’s a long list. Some books will show up twice, but that’s only because I can’t decide which tag describes them best. Titles in italics are not yet released & those with asterisks are ones I listened to as audiobooks and loved in that format though I switched between audio and print in both cases.:

Broke My Heart and Put it Back Together:

Debut Authors to Check Out Now, So You Can Say: “I read her back before…”:

Page Turning Thrillers:

Best New Series:

  • The Emperor’s Blades* by Brian Staveley (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1) — Book 2 in February 2015!
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Imperial Radch, #1) — Book 2 in October 2014!
  • Half Bad by Sally Green (Half Life, #1)
  • Montana by Gwen Florio (Book #2, Dakota is out — and I’m planning on reading it soon)

Best New to Me Series:

Great Historical Fiction:

Set in Philadelphia:

Quirky Characters and Wacky Worlds:

Unreliable Narrators:

Incisive Social Satire:

Smart Books, Great Writing, Worth the Effort:

Fairy Tales Grown Up:

Love of Books:

On the Lighter Side:

To Look For Later This Summer (Don’t Worry, i Won’t Let You Forget About Them):

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