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2014 Reading Challenges Wrap-Up Post

Happy New Year everyone! 2014 has been a great year for me, reading-wise and blogging-wise. I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring.

So last year (2014!), I participated in 5 reading challenges and while I wasn’t able to do a monthly check-in with them, I do update my pages so I can share my progress with all you guys. So as part of my year-end posts, I’m here to wrap up my reading challenges for 2014.



2014 GR reading challenge

For the 2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge, my target was to read 80 books. That’s 20 books more than my target for 2013. And the result…

2014 Goodreads reading challenge

Success130 Books in Total!

This is beyond what I imagined I would be able to read in one year. This was really a very prolific reading year for me. Yay! See my complete list HERE.



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2013: A Year in Review



2013 has been a pretty special year to me in bookish terms. It was in September that I finally decided to write my own book blog and I can’t seem to stop expressing how awesome this experience has been for me. But even though I only started blogging in the last quarter of the year, the avid reader in me had been cataloging my books I’ve read since day 1 of 2013. This post is my year-in-review of the awesomeness that is this year.


Best Books I’ve Read in 2013

2 of my Ultimate Best!

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The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan
Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh


The best of the best are:

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Historical Romance
One Good Earl Deserves A Lover by Sarah MacLean
Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare


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Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh



My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster


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Contemporary Romance
The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand
Love the One You’re With by Lauren Layne


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Young Adult
Eleanor & Park and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Lola And The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins



New Adult
Before Now by Cheryl McIntyre


Favorite Character Name

CRICKET BELL from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins


Best Book Couples

SEBASTIAN & VIOLET from The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan
DORIAN & ASHAYA from Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
CROSS & PIPPA from One Good Earl Deserves A Lover by Sarah MacLean


Best New-to-Me Authors

Laura Florand
Kate Meader
Mary Ann Rivers
Lauren Layne


My First Audiobook


A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan, narrated by


Favorite Book Covers

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Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Out-of-my-comfort-zone Books I’ve Read


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


New Auto-Buy Authors for Me

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Laura Florand
Kate Meader


Best Novella


The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers


Best Book Boyfriend

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Dorian Christensen from Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh


Favorite Series

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Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh


Things I’m Looking Forward To in 2014

1. Awesome Titles scheduled for release

2. More blog posts

3. Hosting more virtual Book Tours

4. Hosting my own Giveaway

5. Re-designing my blog



There you go, guys. It has been an awesome year. I wish you all A Happy New Year. Here’s to 2014! Cheers!! ^__^