It’s been quite a year! Goodreads says I’ve read 89 books this year, which is my best yet! That’s 29,011 pages, which is actually just shy of 2014 (29,761). I started this blog in the last few months of 2013, so that makes sense. I read a lot in 2014.
This year I’ve been participating in the Read Canadian Challenge, and I’ve read eight books so far set in Canada or written by Canadian authors. The challenge goes from July to July, so I have a few more months to finish! I think my favorite so far has been The Courier, but Next Year, For Sure was a pretty hard hitter, and That Inevitable Victorian Thing was a fun piece of fluff.
I’ve also been trying to diversify my reading, with titles like Tears We Cannot Stop, Radio Silence, and A Hundred Veils.
I’ve read a few dystopias, the best being American War, but Station Eleven and The Courier fit the bill, too.
I finally got around to reading a few books from Leigh Bardugo’s acclaimed Grishaverse, and I definitely see what everyone was so excited about! Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom were EXCELLENT. I also read her take on Wonder Woman, which was another good book. (I’m a Wonder Woman fangirl.)
I found a lot of fairy-tale retellings, between Never Never, Alice, Girls Made of Snow and Glass, and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. I’m sure there were more that I’ve missed.
And now my Best Of The Year! An American Family by Khizr Khan is a standout winner. Other favorites include the aforementioned American War, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, This Common Secret, and Girls Made of Snow and Glass. Tears We Cannot Stop and On Tyranny should probably be in this category, too.
I’ve read a lot this year, and next year I plan to read even more. Tune in Tuesday for my 2018 goals and the challenges I’ll be participating in!