This year, my goal was to read 20 books. It seemed reasonable, but I thought with a heavy school load that I should make my goal achievable. I seemed to have underestimated my reading ability, because I was able to achieve my goal within the first quarter of the year.
It was time to set a new goal, and this time there was no fooling around. I was determined to push myself and my reading abilities further! I set my new goal to 40 books, including the books I had already read. This took me about the same about of time, and once again I needed a new goal or to top up the goal I already had.
At this point it was around August, and the start of school was just around the corner, so once again I was determined to read, and set a new goal with one key factor in mind. Being reasonable. This time I figured I would be able to read approximately 2 books per month on top of a heavy school load. That makes a total of 8 more book on the 40 books I had already read, bringing my new goal to 48 books.
This year, I was able to read 43 books. A little short of my goal, but much better than last year! Which if I remember correctly was around 30 books.
I would still call this a success, and I intend on setting my goal for this year (2015) at 50 books again.
And here they are in no particular order.
Books of 2014:
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
- Light Between the Oceans by M.L Stedman
- Triathlon 101 by John Mora
- The Girls by Lori Lansen
- The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
- Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
- Macbeth by William Shakespeare
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman, (I have yet to read the sequel!)
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
- The Death Cure by James Dashner
- The Kill Order by James Dashner
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- The Duff by Kody Keplinger
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Fault in our Stars by John Green
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Before I go to sleep by S.J. Watson
- At First Sight by Nicolas Sparks
- Bone chiller by Graham Mcnamee
- Skellig by David Almond
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
- The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
- Code to Zero by Ken Follett
- Variant by Robinson Wells
- Feedback by Robinson Wells
- Vanishing Act by Jodi Picoult
- What happened to goodbye by Sarah Dessen
- The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith
- Twenties girl by Sophie Kinsella
- No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- Still Alice by Lisa Genova
- Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- Fish Change Direction in Cold Water by Pierre Szalowski
- Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
- The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
- Bossypants by Tina fey
- My ideal bookshelf Edited by Thessaly La Force
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
- Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
- Macbeth: the graphic novel by No Fear Shakespeare
What books did you read this year? Anything that really stood out for you? If so, leave a comment below! I would love to hear what you read in 2014. Stay tuned for what I plan on reading this year (2015).
Until next time,