As you may recall, this past year I committed to the Goodreads Reading Challenge, with a conservative goal of reading 26 books in 2014. I'm happy to say that I met - and exceeded - my goal, ending up with a total of 33 books. (Go me!)
Participating in the challenge was a lot of fun, and I discovered some really great books. I was even good about writing reviews of what I read... for a while.
But then August came, and my kids went back to school. And between my duties as room mom, and art teacher, and library volunteer, and PTO board member, and Girl Scout leader... I got a bit busy, and failed to make time for writing. I have to admit that I'm kind of disappointed with myself for that. But we have to deal with things and move on, so here we go.
Here is a quick recap of the books I read during the first half of the year (when I was still making time to write about them.) You can follow the links if you're interested in the full reviews.
Playing Nice, by Rebekah Crane
Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
Looking for Alaska, by John Green
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, by Douglas Adams
Innocence, by Dean Koontz
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
Accidents & Incidents, by Riley Graham
Hounded, by Kevin Hearne
The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
Divergent, by Veronica Roth
The 21-Day Sugar Detox, by Diane Sanfilippo
The Mighty Miss Malone, by Christoper Paul Curtis
Stuart Little, by E.B. White
The Dragonslayers, Volume One, by Matthew Maynard
Aspen, by Rebekah Crane
Insurgent, by Veronica Roth
Allegiant, by Veronica Roth
The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo
And there you have the first half (or so) of the year. If you'd like to see my book list for the rest of the year, visit Part 2 of my recap here.