2014 In Review

I just put the black-eyed peas in the crock pot and now I’m sitting down to write about about my year in blogging.  I celebrated my third year of book blogging in 2014, and it was a year of finding balance between my other (day-to-day stuff) and my reading.  As anyone who blogs will tell you, it can be a bit of a full time job if you let it take over your life.  My final reading total was 218, which was favorable to my forecast (or goal) of 215.  I decided to look at what exactly I read and break it down very broadly by category.  It’s not an exact measurement, but here is an approximate idea of what I read this year:


61% – YA (All categories of YA)

Here are a few that really stayed with me this year.  Of course, this is a very short list.  There are many more I could add….

unmade blue sister say truth noggin  unbound





ruinwinner count

elec bleed







28% – Romance (adult romance – includes regency, contemporary, paranormal, etc..)

Here are a few that of my favorites….

one good hold nogood ladylove








9% – Adult Fiction (lit fic, women’s fic, mystery, etc..)

Here are a few that I really enjoyed…..

after  land first fortune







2% – Audiobooks

Here are my favorites:

sky out tan king wolves







Reading goals for 2015:

My overall goal for number of books will be 205 this year.  However, I’d like to spread the genre percentages a little more by reading perhaps a few more literary fiction books as well as some non-fiction.

Blogging goals:

1) Monthly updates – I’m going to post my TBR for the month which I think will help me remember what I need to read.

2) Comment more – I need to visit other bogs more often.  I’m always glad that I did, I just need to set aside time to do it.

3) Send review links to publishers – I really need to start doing this at least once a month.

So, that’s it for me!  What are your reading and/or blogging goals?








7 responses to “2014 In Review

  1. I am continually amazed by your reading accomplishments! I made it thru 87 books this year, and I’m aiming for 75 in 2015. This was one of my best (tracked) years of reading!

  2. Happy New Year Kate! You are a amazing for reading so many books along with everything else that you do. I hope to visit blogs more often too. It’s just hard to make that time. Here’s to hoping that we both succeed this year! Congrats on over 3 years of blogging!

  3. I don’t really feel like setting up goals for my blogging, except for being better at writing reviews after reading, keeping up better with my review books and finish some series that I have pending from last year.


  4. I loved reading your list of best books of your 2014 reads. Nice goals. I plan to request less review books and read more from my pile this year while also catching up the review books waiting to be read.

  5. I have more YA than anything else too. I have such a hard time deviating from YA, I am not sure why. I try to move to more mature in some books, I have them on my TBR, but my heart just belongs to YA. I have a Lot of Audiobooks on my list. I love my audio.

  6. 205 books! Good luck to ya, girl. My goal is 100! I made it with about 3 hours to spare in 2014, so I’m hoping it’ll be easier in 2015!

    I have a lot of your favorites on my TBR, especially the Veronica Mars book. But ah! THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE! I just discovered Jandy Nelson in 2014 and I will forever love her now <3 I also plan on starting Sarah Rees Brennan's books soon too!

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