2014 has been a wonderful blogging year for me, finding my feet, finding my voice and unexpectedly finding a new audience and new online friends! I read more books than I planned to and stuck to my promise not to buy anything new. Amazing!
I know 54 books out of 746 isn’t a great dent, but it’s better than nothing and the TBR is headed in the right direction. Now, if you guys would all stop writing great reviews about interesting books, I might not be so tempted!
So, here is a quick Best of/ Worst of for 2014 here at 746 Books.
Best Read: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
It was going to be The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell, but a late entry in December just crossed the line first!
Worst Read: The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison
Favourite Challenge: March Madness
Thanks to Cedar Station for convincing me to take part, the fact of reading 11 books in March definitely got me into the 600s before the end of the year
Favourite New Author
Most Popular Post
Top Ten Cover Art. I enjoyed taking part in Top Ten Tuesday’s this year, although a lot of the topics didn’t really appeal or apply, but this mix of art and books certainly proved popular.
Favourite Bookish Hashtag
#readwomen2014 – I managed to make 50% of this year’s reading works by female writers, I just wish it had been a little more. Read Women 2015 then?
Being nominated for an Irish Blog Award was a big thrill, as was hosting my own challenge,
20 Books of Summer, which will make a reappearance in 2015.
However, the undoubted highlight has been all the fantastic bloggers I’ve met and got to talk books with. It’s been so much fun and I’m so grateful to all you smart, generous and supportive bloggers out there. I’ll leave 2014 with my favourite New Year’s song from The Unthanks.
Toast the New Year Bid farewell to the old Throughout the year When we sing this song Old friends and new friends Sing along May good fortune be with you From all sorrows refrain Till that happy time When we all meet again
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!