Thursday, January 8, 2015

2014 Book Review

Another year, another year of books. My goal again this year was to read 52 books. I read 34. whaa whaa. I mean, it's pretty good, but in 2013, I read 38 books. You might say, You had a baby in 2014!!! Who has time to read? News Flash Walter Cronkite, I had a baby right at the end of 2012 too... a baby who was actually supposed to be born in 2013. So for realz, I also had a baby in 2013. No excuses!! And no, no babies for me in 2015. Please girl.

I think last year when I posted my books, I wrote about each one and highlighted my favorites. This year I'm going to mix it up and use my Goodreads rating system using the star amount I gave each book. Last year my favorite book was Me Before You, by Jo Jo Moyes.
This year, I don't know that I had a stand out favorite, although I did enjoy quite a few books.

One Star: 
No one star books this year. But basically, if I don't like a book, I just stop reading it. Life is too short to read bad books!!

Two Stars:
The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks

Three Stars:
Dad is Fat, Jim Gaffigan
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Lost Lake, Sarah Addison Allen
Blame, Michelle Huneven
Off Course, Michelle Huneven
The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg
Labor Day, Joyce Maynard
The Burgess Boys, Elizabeth Strout
Still Lolo, Lauren Scruggs

Four Stars:
The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton
All Fall Down, Jennifer Weiner
The Matchmaker, Elin Hilderbrand
California, Edan Lepucki
Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
The Vacationers, Emma Straub
Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife, Peggy Vincent
The Hundred-Foot Journey, Richard Morais
We Were Liars, E. Lockhart
Farewell to the East End, Jennifer Worth
Shadows of the Workhouse, Jennifer Worth
Garden of Stones, Sophie Littlefield
The Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes
The Valley of Amazement, Amy Tan
The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty
The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbough
Molakai'i, Alan Brennert
Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver

Five Stars: Aka, the best books I read in 2014
Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty
You Should Have Known, Jean Hanff Korelitz
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, Sheri Fink
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed
Burial Rites, Hannah Kent
Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times, Jennifer Worth

I have so many books I want to read in 2015. My Kindle and my Library holds are insane. My goal again this year, is to read 52 books... we shall see.

Happy Reading!

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