1 Jan 2015

BOOKS READ: 2014

2014 saw .....

137 books or approximately 41,858 pages.

Which means on average I've read .....

Approximately 11.4 books a month or, to be even more precise, 117 pages a day

Compared to 2013's .....

132 books or approximately 40,893 pages read meaning, on average I read 11 books a months or, if you prefer, 2.5 books a week or, to be even more precise, 112 pages a day.




JANUARY .....
  1. THE DARKEST ROOM by Johan Theorin. {RG}
  2. ON THE RAILS by Suzan Collins. {GW}
  3. * A PLACE CALLED PERFECT by Helena Dugggan. {GW} 
  4. ONCE UPON A TIMEPIECE by Starr Wood. {BCR} {RFR} 
  5. THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN by Mitch Albom.
  6. SECRET DIARY OF A DEMENTED HOUSEWIFE by Niamh Greene.
  7. AMITY AND SORROW by Peggy Riley. {BCR}
  8. THE GAOL: THE STORY OF NEWGATE JAIL, LONDON'S MOST NOTORIOUS PRISON by Kelly Grieves.
  9. CARNEVALE by M.R. Lovric.
  10. JASMINE NIGHTS by Julia Gregson. {RG}

FEBRUARY .....
  1. MY LIFE IN AGONY: CONFESSIONS OF A PROFESSIONAL AGONY AUNT by Irma Kurtz {RFO}
  2. * THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce. 
  3. THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA by Antonia Hodgson {GW}
  4. THE GIANT O'BRIEN by Hilary Mantel.
  5. PLAYING JAMES by Sarah Mason.
  6. THE SHIPPING NEWS by Annie Proux.
  7. THE BOY IN THE DRESS by David Walliams.
  8. SWEET DREAMS, LITTLE ONE by Massimo Gramellini {RFR}
  9. MR STINK by David Walliams. (Link as The Boy In The Dress)
  10. BILLIONAIRE BOY by David Walliams. (Link as The Boy In The Dress  )
  11. THE ROAD TO RECKONING by Robert Lautner. {GW}
MARCH .....

  1. HOOT by Carl Hiaasen.
  2. THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS' WAR: THE DUCHESS, THE QUEEN AND THE KING'S MOTHER by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin and Michael Jones.
  3. INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS by Imogen Robertson. {RG}
  4. RED WINTER by Dan Smith.
  5. THE BOY THAT NEVER WAS by Karen Perry. {GW}
  6. THE HALLOWED ONES by Laura Bickle. 
  7. FOOLS' GOLD by Philippa Gregory.
  8. THE MAN WHO BROKE INTO AUSCHWITZ by Denis Avey.
  9. THE COLLECTED TALES OF NURSE MATILDA by Christianna Brand.
  10. COMBAT CAMERA by Christian Hill. {RFR}
  11. THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum.

APRIL .....

  1. TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW by Miranda Dickinson. {GW}
  2. THE LITTLE TERN by Brooke Newman.
  3. FOLLIES PAST by Melanie Kerr. {RFR}
  4. THE GIRL WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED FAIRYLAND IN A SHIP OF HER OWN MAKING by Catherynne M Valente. {RFR}
  5. THE INSPECTOR AND MRS JEFFERIES by Emily Brightwell. {RFR}
  6. * THE VISITORS by Rebecca Mascull. {GW} 
  7. PUBLIC BATTLES, PRIVATE WARS by Laura Wilkinson. {RFR}
  8. THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern. {BCR)
  9. IF THE DEAD RISE NOT by Philip Kerr.
  10. THE BOY WITH THE TOPKNOT by Sathmam Sanghera. {WBN}

MAY .....
  1. SECRETS OF THE TIDES by Hannah Richell. {GW)
  2. MY CHRISTIAN PENIS by R. Tyler. {GW}
  3. THE GRIP OF GOD by Rebecca Hazell. {RFR} {BT}
  4. MY MATE JOE AND OTHER RHYMES by Terry Tarbox. {GW}
  5. * THE TRAGEDY OF FIDEL CASTRO by Joao Cerqueira. {RFR} 
  6. ENGLAND EXPECTS by Sara Sheridan. {GW}
  7. STARDUST by Neil Gaiman.
  8. THE PIMLICO KID by Barry Walsh.
  9. * WITCH AND WIZARD by James Patterson. 
  10. BEAUTY by Sarah Pinborough.
  11. THE HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED by Jonas Joasson.
  12. UK ON A G-STRING: ADVENTURES OF THE WORLD'S FIRST AND WORST DOOR-TO-DOOR BUSKER by Justin Brown.
  13. THE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eva Garnett.
JUNE .....
  1. * SOLOMON'S BRIDE by Rebecca Hazell. {RFR}{BT}
  2. ANGELA MERKEL: THE CHANCELLOR AND HER WORLD by Stefan Kornelius. {RFR}
  3. THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY by Richard C. Morais. {RFR}
  4. OFF KEY by Mark Robertson. {RFR}
  5. DEAD EVER AFTER by Charlaine Harris.
  6. RIGHT CLICK by Lisa Becker. {RFR}
  7. THE SECRETS WOMEN KEEP by Fanny Blake. {GW}
  8. TALL, DARK AND DEAD by Tate Hallaway.
  9. THE BEST OF EVERYTHING by Rona Jaffe. {RG}
  10. WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG by A.A. Milne.
  11. QUEEN CAMILLA by Sue Townsend.

JULY .....
  1. 30 DAYS by G.R. Case. {RFR} 
  2. CREATED THE DESTROYER by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapin. {RFR} {BT}
  3. HOW TO BE MARRIED by Polly Williams.
  4. SANCTUS by Simon Toyne.
  5. THE FRANKENSTEIN DIARIES edited by the Rev. Hubert Venables.
  6. THE RECRUIT by Robert Muchamore. {WBN}
  7. ECHOES OF LOVE by Hannah Fielding. {GW}
  8. * THE LITTLE OLD LADY WHO BROKE ALL THE RULES by Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg. {RFR)
  9. CHATTY CAT: THE FIRST SIX MONTHS by Suzan Collins. {GW}

AUGUST .....

  1. MEMOIRS OF A NEUROTIC ZOMBIE by Jeff Norton. {GW}
  2. OVERLOAD: THE RISE OF ZENOBIA #1 by JD Smith. {RFR}
  3. CIDER WITH ROSIE by Laurie Lee.
  4. THE BURNT HOUSE by Faye Kellerman.
  5. COLD CASE by Faye Kellerman. (Link as above)
  6. * THE SHADOW YEAR by Hannah Richell. {GW}
  7. SALEM FALLS by Jodi Picoult.
  8. THE WESSEX TURNCOAT by Michael E Wills. {RFR}
  9. BLIND MAN'S BLUFF by Faye Kellerman.
  10. HANGMAN by Faye Kellerman.  (Link as above)

SEPTEMBER .....

  1. VIVIAN'S HEAVENLY ICE CREAM SHOP by Abby Clements. {RFR}
  2. THE CONFESSOR by Mark Allen Smith. {GW}
  3. THE TRUTH: A NOVEL by Michael Palin.
  4. PATIENT ZERO by Jonathan Maberry.
  5. THE WORLD OF NORM: MAY CONTAIN NUTS by Jonathan Meres. {RFR}
  6. * MYSTERIES OF RAVENSTORM ISLAND: THE LOST CHILDREN by Gillian Philip. {RFR} {BCR}
  7. LOVE IN SMALL LETTERS by Francesc Miralles. {RFR}
  8. ZEN MASTER TOVA TARANTINO TOSHIBA ~       THE ILLUSTRIOUS AND DELUSIONAL ABBESS OF SATIRE by Gabriel Constans. {RFR}
  9. ALYS, ALWAYS by Harriet Lane. {BCR}
  10. THE SECOND COMING: A LOVE STORY by Scott Pinsker. {RFR}
  11. INFERNO by Dan Brown.
  12. THE DANTE CLUB by Matthew Pearl.
  13. BOOK WORMS, DOG-EARS & SQUASHY BIG ARMCHAIRS: A BOOK LOVER'S ALPHABET by Heather Reyes. {GW}
OCTOBER .....

  1. CONSOLAMENTUM by Rebecca Hazel. {RFR} {BT}
  2. BRINGING UP MIKE by Mark Duncan. {RFR}
  3. THE BOOK OF BEASTS {HOLLOW EARTH #3} by John and Carol E Barrowman.
  4. * FIRST IMPRESSIONS by Charlie Lovett. {RFR}
  5. MIRACLES OF LIFE by JG Ballard.
  6. WINTER SONG by Colin Harvey.
  7. THE BINDING CHAIR by Kathryn Harrison.
  8. 25 ROSES by Stephanie Faris. {RFR}
  9. * THE RUBY SLIPPERS by Kier Alexander. {RG)
  10. THE GROUND WILL CATCH YOU by David Powning. {RFR}
  11. STAR OF THE SEA by Joseph O'Connor.
  12. SHADOW JUMPER by E.M. Forster. {RFR}
  13. SKIN RIVER by Steven Sidor.

NOVEMBER .....

  1. LET'S CELEBRATE: FESTIVAL POEMS by John Foster.
  2. THE THORN BIRDS by Colleen McCullough.
  3. THE THREAD by Victoria Hislop.
  4. * LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult. {GW}
  5. SAINT CITY SINNERS by Lilith Saintcrow.
  6. UMA & IMP by Larisa Viblar Hauser.  {GW}
  7. BITE by Nick Louth. {RFR}
  8. EVERY VOW YOU BREAK by Julia Crouch. {BCR}
  9. THERE AND BACK AGAIN: JRR TOLKIEN AND THE ORIGINS OF THE HOBBIT by Mark Atherton. {GW}
  10. KNIGHTS OF THE BLACK AND WHITE by Jack Whyte.
DECEMBER .....

  1. THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Vans Allsburg. {BCR} {GW}
  2. FRAUD AT SNOWFIELDS by Daniel Clock. {BCR}{RFR}
  3. COMING HOME by Patricia Scanlan. {BCR}
  4. THIS YEAR IT WILL BE DIFFERENT by Maeve Binchy {BCR}
  5. THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER by Sylvia Green. {BCR}
  6. HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Annie Groves. {BCR}
  7. ONE CHRISTMAS NIGHT by M. Christina Butler & Tina Mcnaughton. {BCR}
  8. * FATHER CHRISTMAS AND THE DONKEY by Elizabeth Clark. (Link as above){BCR} 
  9. MONSTER SQUAD #1: THE IRON GOLEM by Christian Page. {RFR} (Link added 5/1/2015)
  10. A CHRISTMAS VISITOR by Anne Perry. {BCR}
  11. A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE by Anne Perry. (Link as above) {BCR}
  12. CHRISTMAS PRESENT by Jacquelyn Mitchard. (Link as A Christmas Visitor) {BCR}
  13. A BRIGHT RED LORRY AND OTHER RHYMES collected by Barbara Ireson. {GW} (Link added 3/1/2015)
  14. AWFUL AUNTIE by David Walliams. (Link added 8/1/2015)
  15. OUR ZOO by June Mottershead. (Link added 10/1/2015)


FAVOURITE COVERS .....











Book challenge read: {BCR}
Giveaway win: {GW}
Received for review: {RFR)
Readers Group Read: {RG)
World Book Night: {WBN}
Book Tour: {BT}
Favourite read(s) of the month: *

Please note the books are listed in the order in which they were read and not in the order in which they were reviewed which can change from time to time.

12 comments:

Brandi Kosiner said...

Yay, always so fun to see wrap up posts and realize how much we as bloggers read

Brian Joseph said...

This is a very impressive list Tracy. I am jealous as to its length!

Have a Happy New Years and happy reading in 2015!

Kelly said...

I'm always impressed with how much you read and this year is (was) no exception. Of all those you listed, I think I've only read seven of them. There are a few that have made their way to my wish list or TBR pile, though.

Good job, Tracy, and good luck with your reading for 2015.

Alexia561 said...

Very impressed that you've read so many books this past year! And even more impressed that you've reviewed all but four! Well done!

Suko said...

Very impressive, Tracy! You are so organized (I know a lot of work went into this post). Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Well done- it looks like 2014 was a good year for reading, at least length wise. I hope the actual BOOKS were good. :)

Melliane said...

Nice list! The Fairyland books were cute. happy new year and all the best for 2015!

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

Look at that list! I love that you kept such great track of what you read, when you read it and how you came to read read the book. Awesome! You may have just inspired me to do the same. I love lists!

Happy New Year, Tracy!

Literary Feline said...

It sounds like you had a great reading year Tracy. So many good books. :-)

So many books, so little time said...

I just don't have the time that is required to do this kind of post. I am very impressed and some great books on there.

Here is to an equally fab 2015 reading list

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Wow! Great list! I'm so not this organized. LOL

Have a wonderful reading 2015!

Charlie (The Worm Hole) said...

137 and only 2 left to review, dedication :) Glad you had a good reading year and here's to the next :)

Happy new year!