My 2014 Reading Summary

274 Books. Well, 274 novels, novellas, short stories, manga, graphic novels, audiobooks, etc. :) Which is 24 books over my goal of 250 books.


I had a good reading year. I didn't make all my challenges, but I got most of them. I reread My Most Anticipated Books of 2014 and other decisions post from January last year.


One of my goals last year was to bring my number of owned books that I hadn't read below 100 from 246 books last year. It currently stands at 269...and there are a few that I don't think I've added to the list yet. So that didn't happen.


I did start off the year planning a personal monthly challenge, but I dropped that after February because it was not helping my reading.


For what I wanted to read, I did pretty well. I read all my most anticipated releases (except Burned and Winds of Winter since they did not come out) and finished all but one of my planned series. I did also finish the following series:


The Giver, Lumatere Chronicles, Dragon Diaries, Partials, Sky Chasers , Hathaways, Elemental, Brothers Sinister , Anna and the French Kiss, The Pit Dragon Chronicles, Everneath, Parasol Protectorate, and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy.


By my estimates, I read 37 audiobooks, 52 manga, and 10 novellas/short stories. From goodreads (so no half stars) I had 0 1-star books (it has to be a terrible reading experience), 14 2-star books, 67 3-star books, 153 4-star books, and 40 5-star books (I'm happy to round up) for an average rating of 3.8.


I have a lot more on my list that I want to read and I hope that one day I will be able to. For now I'm just enjoying the journey.


I do want to also mention the death on Wednesday of Edward Herrmann, who I had just discovered as an audiobook narrator. He narrated two books I read this year, including my favorite book of the year, The Boys in the Boat. I look forward to discovering other books he has read.