My Year In 2014

I haven’t read as much as I would’ve liked to this year which was mostly due to the last semester of my bachelors degree, Ramadan right after and then getting stuck in a book slump. Oh and blogging on here was scarce.

Ugh Gif. Ryan Reynolds.

But this time of year is about reflecting back as 2015 makes its way over to us. New Year’s Resolutions must be made! Below I’ll list the books I’ve read this past year and break them down into various categories just to see how 2014 shaped up. My 2015 resolution is to write more on this blog whether it’s through personal updates on life, reviews or just telling you the cool things to look out for in the book world. I normally would do a most anticipated book list for the new year but I only have one book I’m extremely excited for in 2015 which is Switch Press’s Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond.

Lois Lane: Fallout. Gwenda Bond. Switch Press. May 1st 2015. Books

Excited Gif Kristen Wiig SNL

Nuff said. Check out my 2014 Reads list below and I hope you all have a great 2015!

In 2014, I’ve read 54 books (this includes Graphic Novels and Comics Trades):

  • The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
  • OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
  • The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff
  • Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loïc Dauvillier, Marc Lizano (Penciller) and Greg Salsedo (Inker) 
  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson 
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Pointe by Brandy Colbert
  • Thank You For Not Reading by Dubravka Ugrešić
  • I Am Forever by Wynne Channing
  • The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (Artist)
  • Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Plain Kate by Erin Bow
  • This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • Just One Year by Gayle Forman
  • This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
  • Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
  • Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
  • Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  • Far From You by Tess Sharpe
  • Noggin’ by John Corey Whaley
  • The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz
  • Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
  • Listen To The Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Black Canary/Zatanna: Bloodspell by Paul Dini and Joe Quinones
  • Batgirl: Year One by Scott Beatty, Chuck Dixon and Marcos Martin (Penciller)
  • Saga Vol 2 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Artist)
  • Pretty Deadly Vol 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos (Artist)
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  • No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
  • The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler
  • The Queen of The Tearling by Erika Johansen
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
  • In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang (Artist)
  • The Sandman by Lars Kepler
  • Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
  • Girl Defective by Simmone Howell
  • Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
  • Love Is The Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • The Heiresses by Sara Shepard
  • The Darkest Part of The Forest by Holly Black
  • Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Super Boys by Brad Ricca
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
  • The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
  • All The Rage by Courtney Summers
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Hip Hop Family Tree Vol 1 by Ed Piskor

Diverse Titles (Author and/or Lead Character(s))

  • The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff
  • Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loïc Dauvillier, Marc Lizano (Penciller) and Greg Salsedo (Inker) 
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Pointe by Brandy Colbert
  • I Am Forever by Wynne Channing
  • The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (Artist)
  • Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  • Far From You by Tess Sharpe
  • Listen To The Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui
  • Saga Vol 2 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Artist)
  • Pretty Deadly Vol 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos (Artist)
  • In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang (Artist)
  • Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
  • Love Is The Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
  • Hip Hop Family Tree Vol 1 by Ed Piskor

Graphic Novels/Trades (Comics)*

  • The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff
  • Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loïc Dauvillier, Marc Lizano (Penciller) and Greg Salsedo (Inker) 
  • The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (Artist)
  • This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  • Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
  • Black Canary/Zatanna: Bloodspell by Paul Dini and Joe Quinones
  • Batgirl: Year One by Scott Beatty, Chuck Dixon and Marcos Martin (Penciller)
  • Saga Vol 2 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Artist)
  • Pretty Deadly Vol 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos (Artist)
  • In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang (Artist)
  • Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
  • Hip Hop Family Tree Vol 1 by Ed Piskor

*I’ve also read single issue comics but there’s no way I can list them all here nor do I track them on Goodreads.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic. 2011.Backlist Titles (Books published 2013 or older)

  • The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
  • OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
  • Thank You For Not Reading by Dubravka Ugrešić
  • Plain Kate by Erin Bow
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • Just One Year by Gayle Forman
  • This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
  • Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
  • Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
  • Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers
  • The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz
  • Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
  • Batgirl: Year One by Scott Beatty, Chuck Dixon and Marcos Martin (Penciller)
  • Saga Vol 2 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Artist)
  • The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler
  • Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  • Super Boys by Brad Ricca
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Hip Hop Family Tree Vol 1 by Ed Piskor

The Winner's Crime. Marie Rutkoski. March 3rd 2015. Farrar Straus GirouxInto The Future aka ARCs (Books coming out in 2015)

  • The Darkest Part of The Forest by Holly Black
  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
  • The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
  • All The Rage by Courtney Summers

Quite the breakdown. I definitely want to improve on how many diverse books I want to read as someone who is a huge pusher for diverse books. I’ve read more contemporary books this year which is nice. I’d love to explore more foreign titles (translated of course) and more graphic novels!

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