Anyway, this year has managed to be a productive reading year for me. Somehow, I managed to read over 70 books, the most I've read in a long time. I'm pretty sure this coincides with my purchase of a tablet, but I'm still surprised. I only started my book blog fairly recently, so I haven't been able to really show off all the books I read this year. Hopefully, this post can give you a better look at my taste in books. These are all the books I rated on Goodreads in a nice picture format (in no particular order).
A Monster Calls • The Name of the Wind • Shades of Earth • Sharp Objects • All Our Yesterdays • Cinder • Daughter of the Forest • The Lover's Dictionary • World After • The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 2 • The Shadow of the Wind • The Rithmatist • Good Kings Bad Kings • Fifty Million Reasons • Fangirl
Steelheart • Mastiff • Bloodhound • The Runaway King • The Song of Achilles • The Scorpio Races • The Wise Man's Fear • American Gods • The Knife of Never Letting Go • The Ask and the Answer • Magician's Guild • Son of the Shadows • The Ocean at the End of the Lane • Briar's Book • Street Magic • Cold Fire • Shatterglass • Across the Universe • A Million Suns • Oryx and Crake • Real World • Kitchen • Eleanor & Park • Kokoro • Scarlet
The False Prince • Wither • The Crown Tower • Cart and Cwidder • The Lightning Thief • Green Rider • The Time Keeper • Lizard • Child of the Prophecy • How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You • Terrier • Solomon the Peacemaker • The Novice • The Madman's Daughter • Rebel Spring • The Year of the Flood • Princesses Behaving Badly • More Weird Things Customer Say in Bookshops • Every Day • Hyperbole and a Half • Sandry's Book • Daja's Book • Magic Steps • Tris' Book
Angelfall • Theft of Swords • Rise of Empire • Heir of Novron • In the Hand of the Goddess • The Woman Who Rides Like a Man • Lioness Rampant • Wild Magic • Wolf-Speaker • Emperor Mage • The Realms of the Gods • First Test • Page • Squire • Lady Knight • Trickster's Choice • Trickster's Queen
As you can see, I went on a massive Tamora Pierce rereading spree this year... What can I say? I absolutely love her Tortall series. They're easy to read high fantasy books (one of my favorite genres), filled with kickass female characters, and one of the few books I can reread every few years without ever getting bored of it.
I never really realized I gave so many four hearts ratings until this post. There were a lot of books that I really enjoyed reading, but unfortunately had something missing that eluded that five heart rating. As to why there are so few two-one heart ratings, I was a lot quicker to DNF a book if I didn't like what I had read so far. All those books I DNF'd (which I seem to remember were a lot) were not recorded. I wonder how that will change now that I've started actually reviewing books. Will I start to feel like I am obligated to finish bad books like a lot of reviewers? We'll see what 2014 will bring.
And that's all for my quick 2013 year-in-review. I hope everyone has a great New Year's Eve and much love for 2014 to be a great year for everyone! See you all again in the new year!