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Reading Goal Roundup and My Top Books/Series of 2014

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2014 is over, and while I didn’t succeed in reading 100 books this year, I did read twice as many as last year (65 vs 32). Also, I did read some great nonfiction as well as find some new series to obsess over.

I’ve cleaned off my digital bookshelf to make room for shiny new books. Also, in short order, I’ll be sending out a post about upcoming book releases that I’m excited to read. 🙂

Here’s a recap of what I read in 2014.

  • A Study in Silks (Baskerville Affair #1) by Emma Jane Holloway
  • Caliban’s War (Expanse #2) by James S. A. Corey
  • Up from the Grave (Night Huntress conclusion) by Jeaniene Frost
  • Burn (Pure #3) by Julianna Baggott
  • Abaddon’s Gate (Expanse #3) by James S.A. Corey
  • Dawn’s Early Light (A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #3) by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris
  • Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews (plus a reread of the first 6 books)
  • Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
  • Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
  • A Study in Darkness (Baskerville Affair #2) by Emma Jane Holloway
  • A Study in Ashes (Baskerville Affair #3) by Emma Jane Holloway
  • A Conspiracy of Alchemists (Chronicles of Light and Shadow #1) by Liesel Schwarz
  • A Clockwork Heart (Chronicles of Light and Shadow #2) by Liesel Schwarz
  • The Graveyard Game (Company #4) by Kage Baker
  • The Life of the World to Come (Company #5) by Kage Baker
  • The Sorcery Code (Sorcery Code #1) by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires
  • Talented (Talented Saga #1) by Sophie Davis
  • Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars by Nick James
  • The Girl with the Windup Heart (The Steampunk Chronicles #4) by Kady Cross
  • The Blackhouse  by Peter May
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Balanced on a Blade’s Edge (Dragon Blood #1) by Lindsay Buroker
  • Fortune’s Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach
  • Honor’s Knight (Paradox #2) by Rachel Bach
  • Heaven’s Queen (Paradox #3) by Rachel Bach
  • Claimed (Flash Gold #4) Lindsay Buroker
  • A Lady of Spirit (Magnificent Devices #6) by Shelley Adina
  • Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
  • The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway by Doug Most
  • Cibola Burn (Expanse #4) by James S.A. Corey
  • The Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) by Richelle Mead
  • Caged (Talented Saga #2) by Sophie Davis
  • The Secret Place by Tana French
  • Hunted (Talented Sage #3) by Sophie Davis
  • The Book of Life (All Souls Triology # 3) by Deborah Harkness
  • Blood Rights by Kristen Painter
  • Archetype by M.D. Waters
  • Prototype by M.D. Waters
  • Sisters’ Fate (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #3) by Jessica Spotswood
  • The Lewis Man by Peter May
  • The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2) by Rick Yancy
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  • Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews
  • The Winter Long (October Daye #8) by Seanan McGuire
  • Gossamer Wing (Steam and Seduction #1) by Delphine Dryden
  • The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  • Disenchantment & Co. (Disenchantment & Co. #1) by Lynn Viehl
  • The Clockwork Wolf (Disenchantment & Co. #2) by Lynn Viehl
  • Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy #2) by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Acceptance (Southern Reach Trilogy #3) by Jeff VanderMeer
  • The Clockwork Dagger (Clockwork Dagger #1) by Beth Cato
  • Sky Pirates (Chronicles of Light and Shadow #3) by Liesel Schwarz
  • Far Orbit Anthology by World Weaver Press
  • The Atlantis Gene (The Origin Mystery #1) by A.G. Riddle
  • Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) by Gail Carriger

Top Books/Series:

Archetype and Prototype by M.D. Waters

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews

The Winter Long (October Daye #8) by Seanan McGuire

Paradox series by Rachel Bach

Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews

Dawn’s Early Light (A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #3) by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

Update to the Digital Bookshelf

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2013 is over, but before the year ended, I managed to cross off a healthy amount of books from my digital bookshelf (32 out of 39 actually) plus a number of books that didn’t end up on said bookshelf (out of sheer laziness on my part, I’ll be better in 2014, I promise).

The forlorn books collecting dust up on the shelf are still there, and very soon they will be joined by bright and shiny new ones.  Also, in short order, I’ll be getting out a post about upcoming book releases that I’m excited over. 🙂

Here’s a recap of what I read…and if you’re wondering, the little   means it was  a favorite:

  • Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger
  • In the Garden of Iden (The Company #1) by Kage Baker
  • The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress 
  • The Queen is Dead (Immortal Empire #2) by Kate Locke
  • Fuse (The Pure Trilogy #2) by Julianna Baggott
  • The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord
  • Brilliant Devices (Magnificent Devices #4) by Shelley Adina
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) by George R.R. Martin
  • A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) by George R.R. Martin
  • A Discovery of Witches (All Souls #1) by Deborah Harkness
  • Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
  • Dead Ever After Charlaine Harris
  • The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
  • Tempest Reborn (Jane True #6) by Nicole Peeler
  • A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) by George R.R. Martin
  • A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R.R. Martin
  • The Girl with the Iron Touch (Steampunk Chronicles #3) by Kady Cross
  • Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2) by Leigh Bardugo
  • Star Cursed (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #2) by Jessica Spotswood
  • Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews
  • Chimes at Midnight (October Daye #7) by Seanan McGuire
  • Shadow of Night (All Souls #2) by Deborah Harkness
  • The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
  • Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School #2) by Gail Carriger
  • Long Live the Queen (Immortal Empire #3) by Kate Locke
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker
  • Touch of Steel: A Novel of Clockwork Agents by Kate Cross
  • His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire # 1) by Naomi Novik
  • Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
  • Mendoza in Hollywood (Company #3by Kage Baker
  • A Lady of Resources (Magnificent Devices # 5) by Shelley Adina