Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week it is our top ten 2014 releases that we meant to read but didn’t get around to. Here are my 10 books.

End of 2014 Book Survey

It is now 2015 so to end my posts wrapping up 2014, I thought I’d do the end of 2014 book survey from The Perpetual Page Turner just to wrap up all of my 2014 end of year posts in one post. I love reading this survey so I thought I’d do it myself. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy reading other peoples.

end of year book survey

Top 14 books of 2014

It’s the end of the year so obviously I will need to talk about my favourite books of 2014. I’m going to do a top 14 of 2014 because why not? As I am writing this, it is currently 16th December so I may end up reading more books and these could possibly become a favourite book of mine but hey I feel like doing this list now so I am going to. This list will go from 14 to 1 starting with my least favourite of the 14 books and finishing up with my favourite book of the year. Just know that I definitely recommend all these books and you should definitely go read them.

Wrapping Up 2014: 2014 Reading Resolutions

Hey! I thought for today’s wrapping up 2014 post, I’d talk about the reading resolutions I set for myself at the start of this year and talk about how well I did. This post will probably be quite short but meh let’s go.

My 2014 reading resolutions were:

  • Read 50 books
  • Start reading a classic
  • Start reading A Game of Thrones
  • Read a Neil Gaiman book
  • Read an adult book
  •  Start to Re-read the whole Harry Potter series(Re-read the first three)
  • Start reading Lord of The Rings or The Hobbit
  • Read an Autobiography

My first goal was to read 50 books this year and I’ve already surpassed that. I am currently on my 89th book for this year and hopefully I will get to 90 books which is great. Last year I read 101 books but this year I decided to slow down and savour all the books I read.

My second goal was to start reading a classic. I started reading The Great Gatsby earlier this year but I just couldn’t get through it(and I was spoiled!) however I did read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck this year. It was a required school reading book but it’s still a classic so it counts. I also really enjoyed it.

My next goal was to start reading A Game of Thrones and I actually did! In April this year, I decided to start reading it. I only got about 50 pages into it but hey I started it.I’m not sure if I ever will finish it. Maybe one day I might.

My next one was to read a Neil Gaiman book and I also did this. I read The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains which I believe is classed as a graphic novel and it was really short but the story was written by Neil Gaiman. I didn’t like it that much but I will give Gaiman a second chance to impress me next year hopefully.

The next goal I set for myself was to read an adult book and I have read some this year. I read 2 Sophie Kinsella books this year as well as Landline by Rainbow Rowell and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline so I think it’s safe to say I did this.

The next goal was to at least re-read the first three Harry Potter books and this I did not do. I re-read the first one earlier this year and I got half way through the second one but then I got distracted by other books and never picked it back up again. 😦

My next goal was to start reading either Lord of The Rings or The Hobbit and over the summer, I did start reading The Hobbit and I got almost half way through it. However, I put it down but I think after I see the final Hobbit movie I will possibly pick it up again.

The final goal was to read an autobiography. I read Lea Michele’s book Brunette Ambition this year and that was sort of an autobiography/self help book so I’m sure that counts. I’m currently reading Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and Other Concerns by Mandy Kaling and I will probably finish it by the end of the year.

I think my reading resolutions for this year were successful because I achieved most of them and I’m quite proud of myself for that.