Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Leah's 2014 Reads

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Darkest Minds by Alex Bracken
Never Fade by Alex Bracken
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
Legend by Marie Lu
Prodigy by Marie Lu
Champion by Marie Lu
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
Shatter Me by Tahreh Mafi
Unravel Me by Tahreh Mafi
Ignite Me by Tahreh Mafi
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Elite by Kiera Cass
The One by Kiera Cass
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
The Death Code by James Dashner
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout
Opal by Jennifer Armentrout
Origin by Jennifer Armentrout
Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Hexed by Michelle Krys
Reboot by Amy Tintera
Rebel by Amy Tintera
Branded by Abi Ketner
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Pawn by Aimee Carter
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Alienated by Melissa Landers
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer Armentrout
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
Black City by Elizabeth Richards
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Losing It by Cora Carmack
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Pivot Point by Kasie West
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Don't You Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Don't Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout
The Merciless by Danielle Vega
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
A Thousands Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan
Under Different Stars by Amy Bartol
Unteachable by Leah Raeder
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
Altered by Jennifer Rush
The Duff by Kody Keplinger
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Fire in the Woods by Jennifer Eaton
Fallen by Lauren Kate
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Wicked by Jennifer Armentrout
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
Rush by Maya Banks
Raw by Belle Aurora
Slated by Teri Terry

WOW! What a great year 2014 has been. I have always loved reading, but this year has really helped me kick start my love of reading and fandoms again. Not only have I read an insane amount of books, but we started this blog and have taken are fandom to another level.

My favorite authors this year were Jennifer Armentrout, Michelle Hodkin, Rachel Hawkins, and Cassandra Clare. I also discovered a lot of up and coming authors such as Lindsay Cummings and Leah Raeder that have easily found their way on my favorite author list.

My favorite series this year was The Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (though I am still slowly trucking my way through them!!), The Legend series by Marie Lu, The Selection series by Kiera Cass, and the Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin follow closely behind.

I originally set my reading goal at the beginning of the year to 24 books.... I think it is safe to say I blew that goal out of the water. For 2015, I am going to set my goal to 100 books, but I think I will be able to bypass that as well. I really hope to reread some of my favorites this coming year (Divergent series and Hunger Games series to name a few), but I am also looking forward to starting new series and finding new favorites. I am currently in the middle of about three different series, so I am looking forward to seeing how they all end!

Thank you to all of our amazing readers for supporting us and allowing us to take this blog from just an idea to something awesome. Also, huge thank you and shout out to my co-blogger, Angela, for helping me rekindle my love of books and fandoms! Without you I would probably still be trying to finish the Shopaholic series (womp womp). I can't wait to see what 2015 holds for us!