Happy new book year!

It’s 2015 and what better way to greet the new year than to look back on the year that was…reading matter-wise!

2014 books

I’m kind of obsessive about tracking what I read on Goodreads, just so I can look back at the end of the year and see my progres. In 2014, I read 26 books – more or less two a month (which is a little pitiful huhuhu). This is what my reading year looked like:

  • Sandman-tastic: I blazed through three Sandman volumes as I came closer to completing my collection. Incidentally Brief Lives and World’s End were 2013 Christmas  gifts; I spied The Kindly Ones and grabbed it because it’s been harder to find these volumes now. They used to be everywhere!
  • Outlander-riffic: I discovered Outlander in September because of all the hype on Starz and fell head over heels in love. I devoured the first three books happily, and then died at the fourth. Sorry, Herself. I’ll wiki up the next ones. The Colonies are just not that interesting.
  • Oh, Susanna: Loved, loved, loved Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Loved The Ladies of Grace Adieu more. Feminism + magic FTW.
  • Rainbow! Rainbow Rowell is the queen of feels, everyone. Fangirl and Attachments slayed but I was unprepared for the emotional wallop of Eleanor and Park. OH MY GOD THAT BOOK.
  • One-offs: Amy Poehler’s Yes Please was affirming and wonderful while Gone Girl on the other end of the spectrum was delightfully bitter and skewed. How to Marry an English Lord filled my quota for useless Anglophile facts (which I love; and loved so much it inspired my first secret book of 2014) while Gerald’s Game was sick to the marrow.

And then of course, there were duds: A Small Town in Germany was way too preachy and retrograde; Hollow City lost all the magic of Mrs. Peregrine’s; but the worst book I picked up had to be Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind, which is what I think is fantasy’s answer to 50 Shades of Gray – not that it’s a sexy book (faaaaaar from it) but it’s the type of book with so many devoted fans that just cannot comprehend why I dislike it so.

That’s my year in books! What about you? 😀

About Author: Katrina Ramos Atienza

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