Wow, so many comments on my cranky reading year post. I’m glad to see I wasn’t alone, well sad for you all, but happy to know it wasn’t just me.
I mentioned that I did read some books I really enjoyed in 2014. I’m not going to be a Debbie Downer. I’m going to end 2014 on a high note.
Speaking of Ms Downer, A Girl Walks Into a Bar was unexpectedly good.
If I ended the year with its disappointing sequel, I began the new with the excellent The Rosie Project. Proves just how bad a sequel can be. I followed that one up with The Winter People which scared the pants off me. I haven’t slept with my closet door open since. The children of Beggars in Spain never slept so I guess they never worried about closets.
I travelled to Mars with an optimistic survivor in The Martian. For something completely different, I joined a readalong and found out what was Lady Audley’s Secret. Then some creepy kids caused havoc in The Three.
Starting in late summer, I had a run of great books beginning with Landline. Things got weird in the fake Ikea store themed Horrorstor. I found a new to me author, Tananarive Due, after reading her short story The Lake. I went crazy for the cross dressing older lady in The Grey Woman, which inspired my Shocktober feature.
The wonderful Margaret Atwood did not disappoint with her collection of short stories, The Stone Mattress.
So…that was it. Not spectacular, but better than nothing.
By the way, it’s my 8th Bloggiversary today!
I’ll discuss my blogging goals on Sunday (once I have some). For now, I’d like to revisit some of the non-review posts I had fun creating in 2014.
- I Have Nothing Good To Say About Maxim de Winter
- 10 Things Book Blogging Has In Common With Orphan Black
- Posting Camera Photos To Instagram Using Evernote
- Evil Book Bloggers: Everything You Heard Is TRUE!
- Let’s Never Talk About Women’s Fiction Again
That was 2014! Now it’s time to move into 2015 and leave it all behind. I feel refreshed! Let’s get this party started!