Fortnightly* Update #24

First off, sorry for the many updates below.  I read a lot on vacation but didn't make it onto this site.  I'll be doing more of a review for the year later on and posting reviews for all the books I read, but I'll try not to overwhelm the feed and space them out. Here's to 2015! 


*I've decided to change this a bit to a bimonthly update, on the 1st and 15th of each month. But I'm keeping the name, since I really like the word fortnight.


Books finished in 2014 since last update:

  • World War Z, by Max Brooks, full cast audiobook
  • I Am Livia by Phyllis T. Smith
  • The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nasssim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
  • Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • Blood Red Road by Moira Young
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • How to Ride a Dragon's Storm by Cressida Cowell, narrated by David Tennant
  • Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
  • Angel: After the Fall, Volume 3 by Brian Lynch

In the middle of:

  • Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
  • Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization by Alex Irvine


Books Read in 2014:



On Track?

24 books ahead of schedule


Reviews to write:



Challenges completed:




Recommended by Readers Challenge: 11 out of 10

Randomizer Challenge: 10 out of 12

The String Theory Challenge: 12 out of 12

The Monopoly Genre Challenge: 22 out of 22

The Seasons of Love Challenge: 27 out of 27



BWB TBR Challenge Q1: 7 out of 7

Rated YA-MA New, New, and New Challenge: 6 out of 6

2014 Reading Challenge Chinese Zodiac Challenge: 12 out of 12

BWB TBR Challenge Q2: 7 out of 7

Rated YA-MA Scavenger Hunt Challenge: 12 out of 6

2014 Reading Challenge Series Finish Challenge: 17 out of 18

BWB TBR Challenge Q3: 9 out of 9

Rated YA-MA AcronyMANIA: 7 out of 7

BWB TBR Challenge Q4: 8 out of 8

Rated YA-MA Finish What You Started: 11 out of 6

SOS 2014 TBR Clean-up Challenge: 15 out of 15



February Personal Challenge: 5 out of 9

-Did not finish either random pick

-Did not read a paperback book that I already own

-Only read one book published in 2014

January Personal Challenge: 5 out of 7

-Did not finish the random pick of The Blade Itself

-Did not read a paperback book that I already own.


Pages read in 2014 (to be added monthly):



Favorite Reads:

January: The Little Android by Marissa Meyer

February: Cress by Marissa Meyer

March: World After by Susan Ee

April: Saga Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

May: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, narrated by Edward Hermann

June: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

July: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 12 by Naoko Takeuchi; translated by William Flanagan

August: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende and narrated by Gerard Doyle

September: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

October: Matterhorn: A Novel of Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes, narrated by Bronson Pinchot

November: Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Galbaldon, narrated by Jeff Woodman

December: The Suffragette Scandal by Christina Milan


Favorite book of 2014 thus far:

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, narrated by Edward Hermann