Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Book List 2014

Once again I kept track of all the books I read on Goodreads, and I could just link you to this handy page that shows the covers and information about all the books I read this year, but I'm still going to list them all.   I'll have to pretend to be surprised at the total in the end because Goodreads already told me how many books I read, but it will be fun anyway.

So, here we go - all the books I read (and listened to) this year - listed by the month I finished reading them.  I'll also include links to any reviews I wrote, in case you're interested.  I've tried to do better at sharing my thoughts on the books I read, but sometimes I just read.  If you have any questions about any of them, feel free to ask, and I'll do my best to tell you what I thought and whether it's worth your time.

  1. Longing (Bailey Flanigan #3) - Karen Kingsbury
  2. Blackout (All Clear, #1) - Connie Willis
  3. Wonder - R.J. Palacio
  4. Boston Jacky: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Taking Care of Business (Bloody Jack, #11) - L.A. Meyer (audio)
  5. All Clear (All Clear, #2) - Connie Willis
  6. A Heart Like His: Intimate Reflections on the Life of David - Beth Moore
  7. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
2245 pages | 13 hours and 45 minutes

  1. Will Sparrow's Road - Karen Cushman (audio)
  2. Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)- Dan Brown
  3. Tales from the Arabian Nights: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Other Stories - Anonymous (audio)
  4. Loving (Bailey Flanigan #4) - Karen Kingsbury
  5. Sold - Patricia McCormick (audio)
  6. The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) - James Dashner
  7. To Live Is Christ - Beth Moore
1157 pages | 11 hours 7 minutes

  1. Divergent (Divergent #1) - Veronica Roth
  2. The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot - Caroline Carlson (audio)
  3. The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2) - James Dashner
  4. Moses - Steps to a Life of Faith - Bob Saffrin
  5. The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3) - James Dashner
1378 pages | 8 hours 7 minutes

  1. Handle with Prayer: Unwrap the Source of God's Strength for Living - Charles F. Stanley
  2. The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith (audio)
  3. The Kill Order (Maze Runner, #0.5) - James Dashner
563 pages | 15 hours 54 minutes

  1. God's Plan for Spiritual Battle - Russell M. Stendal
  2. Cleopatra's Moon - Vicky Alvear Shecter (audio)
237 pages | 12 hours 29 minutes

  1. Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life - Suzanne Woods Fisher (audio)
  2. 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life - Matthew Sleeth
  3. Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder - Yona Zeldis McDonough
  4. Imzadi - Peter David
  5. Off The Page & Into Your Life Getting more from God's word no matter what your story - Tami Weissert
884 pages | 4 hours 25 minutes

  1. All Our Yesterdays - Cristin Terrill (audio)
  2. Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northup
  3. Oliver and the Seawigs - Philip Reeve
  4. Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) - Elizabeth Wein (audio)
  5. Insurgent (Divergent, #2) - Veronica Roth
1031 pages | 19 hours 32 minutes

  1. Irises - Francisco X. Stork (audio)
  2. Enchanted - Alethea Kontis (audio)
15 hours 19 minutes

  1. The Eleventh Plague - Jeff Hirsch (audio)
  2. Lisette's List - Susan Vreeland
  3. Thankless in Death (In Death, #37) - J.D. Robb
  4. The Beauty of Christ through Brokenness - K.P. Yohannan
  5. Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge (audio)
918 pages | 17 hours 20 minutes

  1. Concealed in Death (In Death, #38) - J.D. Robb
  2. The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1) - Jennifer A. Nielsen (audio)
  3. Taken in Death (In Death, #37.5) - J.D. Robb (audio)
416 pages | 11 hours 29 minutes

  1. Allegiant (Divergent, #3) - Veronica Roth
  2. Festive in Death (In Death, #39) - J.D. Robb (audio)
545 pages | 13 hours 13 minutes

  1. Prayer Changes Things: Taking Your Life to the Next Prayer Level - Beni Johnson
  2. My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir - Penny Marshall (audio)
  3. Fame (Firstborn, #1) - Karen Kingsbury
557 pages | 8 hours 30 minutes

49 books in 2014.  That's my highest total since I started keeping track. (last year, I read 42)  Oops, that's not true - looking over all my Book Lists from previous years I see I read 51 books in 2011.  I had forgotten that.  I suppose I could have added The Bible, since I finished a Bible reading plan during 2014, and I could have counted all those extra books I read in May when we had our grandson stay with us for two weeks.  I read The Cat in the Hat, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, The Eye Book, The Foot Book, Caps for Sale, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, Hop on Pop, The Little Tiny Rooster, and several others - multiple times.

I added page counts and time listened this year, because I thought that might be interesting, and because I realized that the number of books read can vary widely and the amount actually read still be the same.  For instance, I could read lots of short books, or I could read a few long books - and still read the same amount.  Of course, I have nothing to compare these numbers to, but I think I'll keep track from now on.
  • Total pages - 9931
  • Total time - 151 hours
Source for page numbers - Goodreads and/or Amazon | Source for audio book lengths - Audible

I also need to do a better job of writing at least a short review of the books I read.  49 books, and I only wrote something about 9 of them.  I did at least rate most of them this year on the 1 to 5-star range on Goodreads, but still...

How many books did you read in 2014?  I'd love to hear your favorites and just might add them to my 2015 list.

*if you happen to click any of the book covers and buy  from Amazon, they say they'll pay me a small percentage.  Every little bit helps, and I thank you for your support!