Book Challenge Roundup- And What’s In Store for 2014

Published December 27, 2013 by Britt

Well, I promised you I’d do a roundup with quick reviews of all the books I fell behind on… So here it is. From November 13, 2012- November 13, 2013, I read 41 books.

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • El Principito by Antoine De Saint Exupery
  • Carrie by Stephen King
  • Battle Royale by Koushin Takami
  • The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  • Shada by Douglas Adams and Gareth Roberts
  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
  • A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
  • Nevermore by James Patterson
  • A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Started falling behind on reviews about here.) Quick review: ★★★
  • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini: ★★★
  • Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie ★★★
  • A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin ★★★★
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien ★★★★
  • A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin ★★★★★
  • Light by Michael Grant ★★★★★
  • Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked by Mary Miley Theobald ★★★★
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ★★★★★
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote ★★★
  • Witchlanders by Lena Coakley ★★
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ★★★★★
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ★★★★★
  • The Color of Water by James McBride ★★★
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor ★★★★★
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman ★★★★★
  • Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor ★★★★★

Now, what’s next for 2014? I’ll be restarting my book challenge on January 1, 2014. What would I personally do differently?

  1. Sometimes it’s fun to have competition. I made a group on GoodReads you can join and participate with me and other people. The person who reads the most books gets bragging rights. Yay, bragging rights.
  2. I’m going to try to avoid the library this year. I have too many books on my shelf I need to read, and I need to get those done first. I have a dream to have more books than the Library of Congress. It may not be done, but I’ll try and get awful dang close. Right now I have over 200 books neatly organized in my closet because that’s where my shelf will fit. The books trail out beside the case. Yeah, I have a book-buying problem. I don’t care.
  3. Yes, I’ll try to be better about reviews.
  4. I’ll try and beat my record of 41.

Other than that, I’ll try to be better about posting in 2014. I’m a little scatterbrained at times, in case you couldn’t tell. I need to either set up a better schedule for posting that I can follow religiously or at least set my calender reminders. Maybe both. I’ll figure something out.

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