I have to admit one of my favourite things about the end of a year/beginning of the next is looking back over the books I’ve read and thinking about my favourites, the disappointments etc. (book nerd right here!) I think I also like thinking about the time of year I was reading the books, where I was, what was happening, how I was feeling etc. It’s a great way to think about what happened throughout the year.
As per usual, in 2014 I undertook the Goodreads challenge. I wanted to read 37 books, but didn’t quite get there with 35 books. That’s ok though. In past years I found that I got caught up with the ‘numbers’ of the Goodreads challenge. Stressed that I’m not going to get to my goal, choosing smaller books because a thicker book would slow me down. In 2014 I made a goal, but decided not to focus on the numbers too much. I wanted reading to be fun, I wanted to enjoy thick books (which I read a lot, thanks to my love of fantasy) without worrying about the fact that they’d ruin the amount of books I’d read…so, instead, I used the Goodreads challenge as a way to perfectly picture the books I’d read throughout the year – I particularly enjoy the stats of what was my thickest, what was my favourite etc.
So below, is a visual representation of all that I read in 2014. Slightly less than previous years, but still a good variety. I probably read a few less classics than I have in other years, but with the help of the AWW 2014 Challenge I dove into a whole bunch of Australian female authors that I hadn’t read before, I loved that!
For 2015 I have challenged myself to read 36 books. I look forward to this time next year, reflecting on the various books I’ve read, loved and hated.