2014 Book Challenge Results

book challenge 2014

Happy New Year, and thank you for stopping by! 🙂 As a writer, I love to read in my spare time, and occasionally the books I read will inspire my blog posts. Every year, I aim to read as much as I can, and I create annual recaps to share my book lists with readers.

While adjusting to full-time employment and a busy schedule, I haven’t had a ton of time to read for pleasure this year, but I am still happy to have enjoyed some great books! (Yes, I know I fell way short of my 50 book challenge, but hey – I really liked the books I did get to read!)

Below is a list of books I read this year, as well as any blog posts inspired by them. (Click for recaps from 2011, 2012 and 2013.) Let me know what great books you’ve enjoyed this year!

Books I’ve Read in 2014

1. The Godfather by Mario Puzo (1/18/14)
2. Silent Dancing by Judith Ortiz Cofer (1/21/14) – The Stories We Tell Ourselves
3. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman by Nora Ephron (1/28/14)
4. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (2/20/14)
5. It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig (2/25/14)
6. Divergent by Veronica Roth (3/30/14)
7. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (4/30/14)
8. Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III (5/22/14)
9. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (7/10/14)
10. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (8/2/14) – How I Met Your Mother, Toltec Wisdom and Letting Go
11. Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding (9/3/14)
12. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (12/25/14)

Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favorite books you’ve read this year? What do you suggest for 2015?

3 Replies to “2014 Book Challenge Results”

  1. I enjoyed reading Onward by Howard Schultz. It’s about how Starbucks made a comeback during the recession. It’s a little sanitized considering it’s written by the CEO, but I liked hearing about the company’s history and its innerworkings.

    I also thought Gone Girl was fantastically written. I read it while on a road trip and didn’t put it down for basically 14 hours.

    1. Both of those books sound great! I have heard a lot of good things about Gone Girl so I will definitely need to pick up a copy for the new year. Thank you for the suggestions!

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