A Month of Faves: Timeline of 2014 Reading




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So today is the Timeline of 2014. And let me tell you- I have TIMELINE ENVY. You people must LOVE you some stats. I’m seeing such CREATIVE posts… and then this blah post is mine. Oh I’ve tried to make it a bit extra juicy- but I’m at a disadvantage. My Goodreads stats are… oh what’s the word… PITIFUL. But next year- I’m going to be all WOWZA with tons of glittery and sparkly stats. Maybe.

Check out Estella’s Revenge post and just die of envy. And then just link up all your super-fab posts here at Traveling With T. And be sure and drop by Girlxoxo– she’s the super-fab creator of this event!

Tally ho and on to the stats!

So let’s talk about the book I liked LEAST for the year- and the one I totally DNF…. It was:


Photo Credit: Goodreads


I know. I know. I know. You people all loved this book. My Unofficial Booktopia friends raved about this book for a whole damn weekend. I like to think when I put the book down at around page 200- I CHOSE LIFE. I can say 2 great things about the book: I loved the cover and it’s a darn good paperweight for my crafty projects.


Some Stats for 2014:

  • Books Read Thus Far- 121. Goal of 125.
  • Pages Read Thus Far- 41,551.
  • 5 star books: 23
  • 4 star books: 57
  • 3 star books: 33
  • 2 star books: 7
  • 1 star books: 1


Some 5 star Books:


Some 4 Star Books:


Month I Read The Most:

February with 17 books!


Month I Read The Least:

September- Vacation!


Bookish Things I was Excited Over:

Book Talk with R & T (Rhiannon from Ivory Owl Reviews created this feature) and Futuristic Friday ( I created this event and Katie from Doing Dewey agreed to be my partner in crime).


Longest Book I Read in 2014:

the last time I saw you

Photo Credit: Goodreads


The Last Time I Saw You– 507 pages.


Will I Make My Reading Goal of 125 Books?

With 121 read and 21 days left in the month- I think so. But I have fallen far behind last year’s achievement of 143 books. Maybe these last couple of weeks will be better for reading, yes?


Looking Ahead to 2015:

Having already read 2 of the review books for 2015- I’m feeling cautiously optimistic about my 2015 goals which I’ll reveal later!


Best Thing(s)Β About 2014:

  • Feeling more comfortable in my role as a blogger. I feel as if I’m hitting a stride and finding people who complement me and make me want to be my best possible self ALL THE TIME!
  • Taking part in more activities- such as #30Authors and #AMonthOfFaves



How has your 2014 stacked up? Let me know! And link up your #amonthoffaves posts!





Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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35 thoughts on “A Month of Faves: Timeline of 2014 Reading

    • THANK GOODNESS someone else is with me. I was afraid I’d get stoned for saying that! We were supposed to link up at Girlxoxo BUT she hasn’t posted her post yet- so, linking up with me. I’ve got a Mr. Linky widget at the bottom of the page (right about my sign-off!)

  1. All right, you’ve inspired me because I LOVE your questions and answers. I’m going to get working on my answers and get a post up next week- will I still be able to link?

    I get it about The Goldfinch. I did like it a lot but thought it was about 150 pages too long. And I loved Vintage as well- that was a happy making book!

    • I *THINK* so. The Mr. Linky thing (to my understanding) does not have an end time on it. Or at least I can’t set up an end time. If you can’t link to that particular post- I’ll have at least 2 more linkups happening- so you can link up to anything. BUT I think you will be able to link up to this no prob.

      I think it was just too overhyped for me. I was expecting something to grab me and it just didn’t. But even after the weekend spent gabbing about it- I still didn’t get excited to try and read it- so it may just not be for me! Vintage, though, oh I did LOVE that. That was a def T-type book. I loved that happy little starfish Violet!

  2. Thanks for making a Link-Up. I hope more people see it, I’d love to see more timeline stats. I had fun doing mine, even though it got rather extensive. πŸ™‚ Ah well, that’s me, I’m chatty. πŸ˜€

  3. I bought The Goldfinch when it was on sale. It’s still sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read because I keep reading comments that make me not want to read it! There are just so many other good books out there I really really want to read. Maybe someday I’ll change my mind. . .

  4. Looks like you’re definitely in reach of your book goal for the year, 125 books is a lot of good reading! Thanks for posting the Linky, I’m enjoying reading these posts! πŸ˜‰

    • I REALLY hope I’ll make it. It’s hard to know for sure how much reading I’ll get done with all the things happening- but I’m going to try!

      125 is good. I’m happy!

      You are so welcome! Enjoy!

  5. I’ve seen great timelines too and I’m such an idiot with design that I’ve given up doing something smart (it’s the content that counts, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

    I’ve only read the first novel of Donna Tartt and haven’t been impressed at all so I’ve never been interested to read other stuff by her. I totally understand your choice since I’ve been doing so since years now: life’s too short!

    I like your ‘best things about 2014’ and wish you the best for 2015!

    • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Content DEF counts! You MIGHT want to try PicMonkey. It’s got a free and paid version and it’s wonderful (I just use the free!)

      Life is too short to die of boredom by a boring book πŸ˜‰

      Thanks so much- I hope 2015 will be good for you as well!

      • I’ve already used PicMonkey since recently and I’ve done the banner of my French blog with it but I would need days counting more than 24 hours to do all I want (creating, blogging, reading, etc.) My next step is to create a banner for my English blog when I find some time.

      • You should look at this article-http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/10/kobo-survey-books-readers-finish-donna-tartt?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=eeded4173f-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-eeded4173f-305153025

  6. I loved The Goldfinch, but know a lot of others who hated it! It’s definitely too long to stick with if you’e not feeling it πŸ™‚ I also loved Bittersweet – it was a 5 star for me and the book I recommended most this summer. I just posted my timeline today – better late than never!

    • Saw your timeline- loved it! I really liked Bittersweet. It was very good! I have a problem with Goodreads 4/5 stars rating- because sometimes I DON’T FEEL AMAZED. So for me, 4 & 5 stars books are the ones that ARE REALLY REALLY REALLY liked!

      I’m pretty good about giving up on books when I don’t like them for book club, etc- I need to start working more on that for review!

  7. It sounds like it has been a good year so far. It’s awesome you’re going to reach your goal, and that you already have some review books for 2015 done. That is more than I can say for myself being so behind with my review books. I do hope 2015 is a better year in that regard!

  8. ondbookshelf says:

    The Goldfinch was the biggest time suck of my life in 2014. I started it (on my kindle) on vacation the end of 2013, and finished it (yes I read the whole darn thing) in March (with lots of other good reads in between). I shudder every time I see a picture of the cover πŸ™‚ Hopefully I’m going to get one of these lists together before I leave for vacation next week.

  9. melissa says:

    This was my worst year of reading I think! Honestly, I have bought, checked out books from the library only to return them (some over due) without reading them. I’m going to add this to my new year’s resolution-find a solution to reading more. I follow your blog religiously!

    125 books? I’d be happy if I made it to 12!

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