Looking Back at 2014 – The Stats

December 31, 2014 Year in Review 2

2015 was a much better year than I anticipated in reading. My new job is not as demanding in its second year which led to more time reading. :)

Best of 2014

This year I made a point to mark my favorites down in GR as the year went on, then I narrowed that list down to 10 (from 18). Here is the best of the best of what I read in 2014.

It should come as no surprise that there are 7 contemporaries in my top ten. :)

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The Program by Suzanne Young

Split Second by Kasie West

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

One in a Million by Jill Shalvis

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Book Stats

I didn’t keep track of what I read this year for any fancy pie charts or anything and I couldn’t get the UBB Plugin to do some of the stats correctly so I don’t have much for 2014, but that’s ok!

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5 Stars 32

4 Stars 63

3 Stars 45

2 Stars 10

1 Stars 1


No surprise to me that most of my ratings are 4 star with a fair amount of 3 and 5 star ratings. I am pretty good about staying away from books that are not my style which is why I don’t have a lot of 1 and 2 star ratings. To be honest, that 1 star book should have been a DNF. I don’t have time to read books that aren’t working for me!


I reviewed 72 books in 2014. Not too bad, but less than half of what I read (152).

Out of the 72 books I reviewed:

Purchased – 34

NetGalley – 19 (more than I thought!)

BEA – 8 (definitely need to get on this!)

Borrowed – 6

Library – 2

Gifted, Publisher and SYNC Audio – 1 each

How was your 2014?


2 Responses to “Looking Back at 2014 – The Stats”

  1. Christina

    I love stats posts like these! And I’m so looking forward to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Seems like that title is on so many best of lists this year (same with Open Road Summer), and it’s definitely on the TBR list that I’ve got to tackle. I also highly enjoyed reading Split Second, Silver Shadows, and Attachments (though I don’t think that I have 7/10 – that percentage at least – contemporaries for my favorite books of the year… so see a contemporary and recommend it to you? Is that what I should do ;)?)

    It’s nice that the majority of what you read this year have been 4 or 5 stars :). Sounds like a good reading year! And ha, I don’t want to even think about the number of books I’ve read without reviewing… oh, gosh, that would shame me… good job on getting half though! That’s really good.

    Happy New Year! :)
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  2. Kimberly

    I’ve really stepped up my game in reading different genres over the last couple of years but contemporary is still (and will probably always be) my favorite. If you know of a good one, I will always take recommendations :)

    It so easy to finish a book and start a new one and then all of a sudden you’re like “crap I need to write a review” and then you don’t have as many thoughts. Oh well! I’d like to say I will change that for 2015 but that would be a lie lol!