Let us review my year of book reading shall we?
2014 Bookish Goals That were made at the beginning of 2014.
- GoodReads Goal of 48 Books
- 12 Re-Reads
- Finish 5 Manga Series
- Read 2 Japanese Books
- Finish 4 Series
- Write a novel in 365 days = 365 pages
- Start a booktube
- Read more books compared to 2013 that aren’t manga.
2014 End-of-Year Check:
- Throughout the year it jumped around; to 24 (in April), 48 (July) and finally to 38 (October) [see here]. I am now at 45 books which means I have surpassed the April and October adjusted goals and was only 3 off my original goal! =] I am very happy with that!
- Physical Books: 6
- E-Books: 18
- ARCS: 8
- Manga/Comics: 13
- Japanese: 0
- I failed at this and only managed 3 re-reads:
Pride and Prejudice
- This was one I really thought I could do but I kinda stopped reading manga for a while and only really marathoned it in one/two days obsessive bursts so couldn’t get any series finished. But I am still up-to-date on two manga so technically 2 completed?
Shingeki no Kyojin
- Another I thought I could honestly do; take 6 months to read one book each but uni got crazy and it’ll take 100s of hours for me to read one Japanese book so I didn’t even attempt to try =/
- Another I thought doable but alas was not. Finished 0 series.
- I did two NaNoWriMo’s (one lost, one won) and got a total of around 142 pages written which I think is pretty damn impressive and I’m happy with that regardless of not writing everyday and not reaching 365 pages xD
Camp NaNoWriMo 2014; Swelting Hot – 25300 out of 25000 words = WON!
NaNoWriMo 2014; Of Pork and Storms – 31947 out of 50000 words = LOST.
Total of 57247 (so technically I won NaNoWriMo, no?)
- I did start one but it takes a lot of time and I’ve found I’m a better writer and ‘behind the scenes/keyboard’ sort of person rather than being the star in front of the camera so even though the booktube channel was not successful, I think we can all agree that this blog has been rather successful – agree?
- In 2013 I read 21 books that weren’t manga volumes or comic issues etc. And this year I have managed to read 32 books, which means I read more books this year than last!
Total number of resolutions completed: 2.5/8?
Now onto the two most exciting things! Best and Worst Books of 2014!
And my winners are:
And my loser is:
Happy New Year’s Eve!