36 Books

Sometimes you fail. But the books are still good.

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2013 was a banner year for reading goals. 2014 did not fare so well…thirty-six out of 50 not so well. But more books are always a good thing, so. I still win.

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1. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) / Cassandra Clare + 7. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) / Cassandra Clare + 27. City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6) / Cassandra Clare = I finally finished this series! But why do epilogues exist. They so rarely do right.
4. Dead Reckoning /Charlaine Harris – only two left…
31. A Discovery of Witches / Deborah Harkness – ReadItGirls book club pick! Supernatural yoga (!) and yet, no. Just no.
23. Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) / Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – 1 of 3 Valentine books from bae.

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3. The Woodcutter / Kate Danley – creative, unexpected, beautiful fairy tale.
18. A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice & Fire #4) / George R. R. Martin – many of my favorite characters, some interesting new faces, but a few too many ironborn.
6. Hild / Nicola Griffith – ReadItGirls book club pick!
21. Elantris / Brandon Sanderson – ReadItGirls book club pick! / My first Sanderson.
8. Legend / Marie Lu – 2 of 3 Valentine books from bae.
2. Mastiff (Beka Cooper #3) / Tamora Pierce – I loved the way this series ended.

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24. Living History / Hillary Rodham Clinton – ReadItGirls book club pick! #readyforhillary
32. Purple Hibiscus / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – heartbreaking.
5. Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison / Piper Kerman – enthralling.
13. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead / Sheryl Sandberg – has led me to say “just lean into it” about literally anything.
29. Americanah / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – ReadItGirls book club pick! Amazing.
30. Confessions of a Sociopath / M.E. Thomasyou know.

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15. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daugher of Smoke & Bone #3) / Laini Taylor – beautiful ending. ❤
12. Oryx & Crake (Maddaddam Trilogy #1) / Margaret Atwood + 16. The Year of the Flood (Maddaddam Trilogy #2) / Margaret Atwood – ReadItGirls book club pick! / peak Atwood.
34. Fortune’s Pawn (Paradox #1) / Rachel Bach + 36. Honor’s Knight (Paradox #2) / Rachel Bach = ReadItGirls book club pick! / ZOMG <3.
33. Dust (Silo #3) / Hugh Howey – mostly satisfying (& surprisingly happy) ending to this series.

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10. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) / Marissa Meyer + 22. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) / Marissa Meyer = I like each successful volume of the Lunar Chronicles even better than the last.
25. The Round House / Louise Erdrich – heartbreaking. Fantastic.
26. Hyperbole & a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened / Allie Brosh – lollllz.
20. The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars #1) / Rob Thomas with Jennifer Graham – delightful.
9. The Fault in Our Stars / John Green – weeping. tears. all the tears.

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17. X-men: Days of Future Pastrequired reading.
11. Saga, Vol. 3 + 35. Saga, Vol. 4 = my love for this series is real.
19. The Joker – meh.
28. Seconds – delicious.
14. Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery – Tarantino-esque.

❤ Books ❤

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