Monday, January 5, 2015

2014 Redux: Another Year in Books

This little space has been quiet for the past few months (and I promise that I will return soon with a proper update), but I just wanted to take a moment to mention the books I read this past year. When I started grad school this time last year, I'd assumed that all of my time for pleasure reading would be forfeited to academic journals and library blogs. And while in many ways this proved true, I am so grateful that I was able to find time to make reading for pleasure a priority, because it truly brings me so much joy. I read more fiction this year than I have in years, rediscovered the joy of being sucked into a good series, and admitted that YA lit just isn't my thing (and that's ok). 

Top 5 Favorites of 2015:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Honorable Mentions:
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

In 2015, I'm looking forward to finishing up the Thursday Next series, starting the Southern Reach trilogy, and actually reading some of the books that have sat on my To Read list for years. If you're interested in keeping up with what I'm reading, check out my Instagram: @justgrandmolly & #whatmollyreads. 

(Also, here's what I read in 2012 and 2013.)

What was your favorite read of 2014? What are you reading in 2015?

The Ghosts of Chicago: The Windy City's Most Famous Haunts
The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh, #2)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Yes Please
Bad Feminist: Essays
A Vision of Fire (Earthend Saga #1)
Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4)
The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3)
Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)
Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)
The Grays
Maiden Voyage
Darkness Falls (The X-Files: Middle Grade, #2)
Still Waters
The Mothman Prophecies
Travels in Alaska
Locke & Key, Volume 2: Head Games
Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail
Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
Dark Places
Green River Killer
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Three Graves Full
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
The Longings of Wayward Girls
Sharp Objects
Looking for Alaska
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)
Ghosts of Grand Rapids
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)