Saturday, January 3, 2015

Books I Read in 2014

In keeping with the New Year theme for the week, I figured I'd share my somewhat lame reading list from last year with you. You'd think with me being pregnant for 5 months of the year, experiencing the polar vortex at its worst, AND a nursing infant for the other 7 months that I'd get in lots of reading time. That was not to be so. Pregnancy rendered me exhausted, so whenever I laid down to rest, I ended up conked out. Then with the nursing infant, I spent a lot of time working on reading with a certain 4 year old who decided to learn to read this summer.



That being said, I did better than I thought I did. I *did* finish at least one book of consequence a month -ish and completed a total of 18 books. I somehow managed to check some books off my 2014 as a whole list and my specifically summer reading list.

What was on your list that you read in 2014? Any recommendations? I'm compiling 2015's list, and I think I'll challenge myself to read certain books in certain months/seasons.


Completed

Many mysteries - I think mostly because they're easy to get in the whole book within a day or two. One young adult fiction and a surprising amount on the list of non-fiction (shows I am indeed growing up!).

Fiction

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

Fleeced (Regan Reilly Mystery) by Carol Higgins Clark

The Family Way (Molly Murphy Mysteries) by Rhys Bowen

Small Steps by Louis Sachar

Heirs and Graces (A Royal Spyness Mystery) by Rhys Bowen

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah + Agatha Christie

Death of a Butterfly (Sigrid Harald Series) by Margaret Maron


Non-Fiction

Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It by Jennifer Fulwiler

The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning by Simcha Fisher

Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Book for the rest of Us by Rebecca French

More Feasts! by Daniel + Haley Stewart


Re-Read

Re-reading favorites is always fun. These were all on my Planned Reading List for this year as were the rest of Jane Austen's works - will have to re-read those in 2015.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J. K. Rowling



Started, but have yet to finish

I'm definitely one of those "start too many at once" type of readers. I never realized it til I started writing up this list… yeeps! Step 1 for the New Year, complete the following.

The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home by David Clayton + Leila Marie Lawler

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor


Theology of the Body for Beginners: A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II's Sexual Revolution by Christopher West

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton




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