Book Challenge 2014

Happy New Year to my lovely readers!

Every year, I aim to read as many books as possible to expose myself to new genres, de-stress and inspire my own writing. Below are the books I have read this year. Please comment below if you have any questions, book suggestions, etc. I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I will! :)

I noticed that a lot of my blogs are based on the books I read, so I will also provide links to those when they arise.

Books I’ve Read in 2014:

1. The Godfather by Mario Puzo (1/18/14)
2. Silent Dancing by Judith Ortiz Cofer (1/21/14) – The Stories We Tell Ourselves
3. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman by Nora Ephron (1/28/14)
4. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (2/20/14)
5. It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig (2/25/14)
6. Divergent by Veronica Roth (3/30/14)
7. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (4/30/14)
8. Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III (5/22/14)
9. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (7/10/14)
10. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (8/2/14) – How I Met Your Mother, Toltec Wisdom and Letting Go

Now Reading:

Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding

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Read the recap for 2011 here.
Read the recap for 2012 here.
Read the recap for 2013 here.

15 comments

  1. I decided to do this as well, and I’m really excited about it. I just finished my first book too, which was the last book in the Hunger Games series (which was amazing, and I highly recommend it!).

    How was Howl’s Moving Castle? Should I add it to my list?

    1. Congratulations on that :) I’m so excited to try out this challenge — even if I don’t read 50 books, at least I will have gotten to read a lot more than I did last year. I’ve definitely heard good things about Hunger Games… I’m hoping my friend has it up at school with him so I can borrow it soon!

      Howl’s Moving Castle was great! I could not put it down — the characters are memorable and the story itself is really interesting. You should definitely read it!

  2. Hello there!
    I’ve been searching the internet for people who are also doing the 50 Book Challenge and I came across your blog. I wanted to follow people from WordPress who are doing it so I can also see what other people are reading. Hope you don’t mind me following your blog. :)

    1. Hi! :) I’m so excited to find others who are doing this! Congratulations on trying out this challenge, and best of luck. Currently I’m working on A Mercy by Toni Morrison and it’s pretty good so far. Welcome to the blog! I hope you enjoy!

    1. I absolutely loved it — I think I read it in a day, it was that good :) Definitely emotional and I nearly cried a few times, but it has a great ending that will be worth it. Highly recommend it!

    1. I know exactly how you feel! I got the idea from a friend of mine and am so glad I did it. Even though I’m running a tad behind my goals, I’m still reading a lot more than I would have otherwise. I would totally suggest doing a 50 book challenge or even a 30 or 15 book challenge, depending on what you have time for.

    1. I have very mixed feelings about the book (and the series as a whole). It’s definitely a page-turner, but not very well-written. In my opinion, the main characters are not particularly likeable and their whole relationship seems extremely unhealthy. (I think a lot of younger girls are going to end up looking for a Christian Grey type when they are older because they think they can “change” him, and that’s really sad.) However, I really wanted to see what the fuss was about and why so many people were reading it. I’m planning to finish the series, but I don’t take it very seriously. It’s a fast read though – definitely worth taking a look!

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