My Complete 2014 Reading List and Statistics

My goal for 2014 had been to read 100 books and I was going strong all year long. I finished Book #98 on Saturday, Dec. 20, so I was very confident. 100 books was totally in the bag!


And then I got caught up in holiday planning and didn’t read anything for a few days, and then…






And then I really wasn’t reading for a few days!! (Unless you count squishable baby books that max out at 15 words…)


So with a hint of desperation, I picked up two graphic novels on New Year’s Eve and, in between feedings and diaper changes, managed to finish the last page of my last book at precisely midnight. No, really. I shut the book at the same moment that fireworks exploded down the block. It was epic.



Then I changed some more diapers. 😀


Here is the list of all 100 books I read in 2014, along with some statistics. My Top 10 Books / Series will be posted tomorrow, along with the Top 10 Books / Series I plan to read in 2015.





Total books read: 100 (woot!)


Genre Breakdown:

Satire: 1

Children’s / Middle Grade: 6

General Fiction / Literary: 6

Romance: 9

Graphic Novels: 10

Non-Fiction: 13 (3 parenting, 3 writing guides, 2 for research, 5 for fun)

Young Adult: 55*



*Young Adult can be further divided into:

Short story collections: 3

Historical: 3

Futuristic / dystopian: 8

Fantasy: 13

Contemporary: 13

Paranormal / urban fantasy: 15





First Quarter
1. Plus One, by Elizabeth Fama
2. The Connected Child, by Karyn Purvis, David Cross, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
3. Fool, by Christopher Moore
4. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
5. Winterspell, by Claire Legrand
6. Star Cursed, by Jessica Spotswood
7. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell
8. Splintered, by A.G. Howard
9. Revolutions for Fun and Profit, by Ryan Shattuck
10. Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi
11. Through the Ever Night, by Veronica Rossi
12. Into the Still Blue, by Veronica Rossi
13. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
14. My Life as an Experiment, by A.J. Jacobs
15. Passionate Persuasion, by Rosemary Clement-Moore
16. Also Known As, by Robin Benway
17. Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel, by Daniel Cooney
18. Baby’s in Black: Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and The Beatles, by Arne Bellstorf (graphic novel)
19. Zahra’s Paradise, by Amir & Khalil (graphic novel)
20. Dorothy Must Die, by Danielle Paige
21. A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness

Second Quarter
22. Firebug, by Lish McBride
23. The Splendor Falls, by Rosemary Clement-Moore
24. Devine Intervention, by Martha Brockenbrough
25. The Wicked and the Just, by J. Anderson Coats
26. Symbols of Love, by Denny Lee and Josh Stoneman
27. Bubbly on Your Budget, by Marjorie Hillis
28. Choker, by Elizabeth Woods
29. The Raft, by S.A. Bodeen
30. Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale, by Joss Whedon (graphic novel)
31. The Winner’s Curse, by Marie Rutkoski
32. Vicious, by Victoria Schwab
33. Looking Glass Wars, by Frank Beddor
34. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, by Leslye Walton
35. Of Neptune, by Anna Banks
36. Hatter, by Daniel Coleman (first publication; to be re-released Fall 2014)
37. Ashen Winter, by Mike Mullin
38. Shards & Ashes, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
39. Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by P.N. Elrod
40. I Heart You, You Haunt Me, by Lisa Schroeder
41. Bad Boys of the Black Hills, and Some Wild Women, Too, by Barbara Fifer
42. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle, adapted by Hope Larson (graphic novel)
43. Haunted Deadwood: A True Wild West Ghost Town, by Mark Shadley and Josh Wennes
44. The Taste of Lightning, by Tamara Felsinger (beta-read)
45. Storm Siren, by Mary Weber
46. Enthralled, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
47. Boxers, by Gene Luen Yang (graphic novel)
48. Saints, by Gene Luen Yang (graphic novel)
49. Threats of Sky and Sea, by Jennifer Ellision
50. Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo

Third Quarter
51. The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore
52. I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
53. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
54. In Real Life, by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang (graphic novel)
55. Days of Blood and Starlight, by Laini Taylor
56. Dreams of Gods and Monsters, by Laini Taylor
57. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
58. Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta
59. Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein
60. The Avery Shaw Experiment, by Kelly Oram
61. The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner
62. Isla and the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins
63. Sister’s Fate, by Jessica Spotswood
64. The Murder Complex, by Lindsay Cummings
65. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
66. Elusion, by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam
67. The Truth About Alice, by Jennifer Mathieu
68. Unforgotten, by Jessica Brody
69. The Caress of the Wind, by Tamara Felsinger (beta-read)
70. The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, by Kathleen Flinn
71. Lailah, by Nikki Kelly
72. Altered, by Gennifer Albin

4th Quarter
73. Writing for Comics, by Alan Moore
74. Panel One: Comic Book Scripts by Top Writers, edited by Nat Gertler
75. The Winner’s Crime, by Marie Rutkoski
76. Priya in Heels, by Ayesha Patel
77. Charming, by Elliott James
78. Prom Nights from Hell, by Rosemary Clement-Moore
79. Hell Week, by Rosemary Clement-Moore
80. Highway to Hell, by Rosemary Clement-Moore
81. A Little Something Different, by Sandy Hall
82. Epic Fail, by Claire LaZebnik
83. Blue Lily, Lily Blue, by Maggie Stiefvater
84. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
85. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll
86. Salvation, by Anne Osterlund
87. The Adopted Family, by Florence Rondell and Ruth Michaels
88. An Unexpected Kiss, by Cindy Roland Anderson
89. Feels Like Love, by Jeanette Lewis
90. Full Court Devotion, by Cami Checketts
91. The Christmas Eve Kiss, by Taylor Hart
92. Risking it All for Love, by Kimberley Montpetit
93. Blue Christmas, by Lucy McConnell
94. Batwoman: Elegy, by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III (graphic novel)
95. My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins
96. Dreamwood, by Heather Mackey
97. The Crown of Embers, by Rae Carson
98. The Bitter Kingdom, by Rae Carson
99. Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi (graphic novel)
100. The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba (graphic novel)