Year in Review: 2014

December 31, 2014 Uncategorized 3

Can you guys believe that we are at the end of 2014 already?? I can’t

2014 has been a very busy year for me book blog wise and life wise.

I quit my first lawyer job and got a much better lawyer job. I moved to a new city, got my own apartment, my boyfriend passed the bar exam. And all of this happened within the last few months, so the end of 2014 has been hectic to say the least.

And to show you just how busy this year has been, I have lots of stats, graphs and lists for your enjoyment. (or boredom)

Warning: This post will be long. I just think it is kind of fun to see how much Book Briefs has done this year

First let’s check out how many books I read in 2014 according to goodreads.

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Michelle has
completed her goal of reading 175 books in 2014!

*Note: this number might be a little low for a reason that I will get into more in my 2015 resolutions post tomorrow. (Long story short…sometimes I was lazy.)*

But still 240 books…not bad at all!

Next let’s break down what ratings I gave the books.

CaptureI round up my ratings on goodreads, so the 4 stars are actually the 4 star and the 3.5star books. I also did not note my DNF books.

If you want to know more about why that is, you can check out this post

5 Stars32
4.5 Stars30
4 Stars93
3.5 Stars59
3 Stars33
2.5 Stars4
2 Stars4
1.5 Stars2
1 Star0
0.5 Star0
0 Stars0
Did Not Finish0

2014 blog stats

  • total number of posts: 524
  • total followers: 14,696
  • Reviews: 258
  • Pages read: 73,552
  • Page views: 510,299
  • Giveaways Hosted: 203!

Come back tomorrow to check out my favorite books of 2014 and the day after to check out my 2015 New Years Resolutions

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And in case you are interested here is a list of all the books that I reviewed in 2014


Pages read: 73,418

  1. Grimm Diaries, The (The Grimm Diaries Prequels #1-6) by Cameron Jace★★★★★
  2. Mastermind by Maria Konnikova★★★½
  3. Love Show by Audrey Bell★★★★★
  4. That One Summer (Summer #3) by C.J. Duggan★★★★★
  5. This Morning I Woke Up Dead (Pre-Earth #1) by Mindy Larson★★★½
  6. Love and Other Games by Ana Blaze, Aria Kane, Kara Leigh Miller, Melinda Dozier★★★★
  7. Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler★★★
  8. Dark and Stormy (Sacred Hearts Coven #1) by Felicia Starr★★★
  9. London Falling by T.A. Foster★★★★
  10. Soul Slam (Soul Force #1) by Allie Burton★★★½
  11. From Continue (The Teller of Destiny #1) by A. H. De Carrasco★★½
  12. Indigo Incite (The Indigo Trilogy #1) by Jacinda Buchmann★★★
  13. Watch Me Disappear by Diane Vanaskie Mulligan★★
  14. Something Great (Something Great #1) by M. Clarke★★★★★
  15. Merchant of Venice Beach, The (The Venice Beach Romance #1) by Celia Bonaduce★★★½
  16. Deep Blue Secret (The Water Keepers #1) by Christie Anderson★★★
  17. Love Spell (A Comedy of Love #2) by Stan Crowe★★★★
  18. No More Goddesses by Kim Baccellia★★★½
  19. Beyond Belief (Emily Castles Mysteries #4) by Helen Smith★★★★★
  20. Defy (Defy #1) by Sara B. Larson★★★½
  21. Secret of Isobel Key, The by Jen McConnel★★★★
  22. Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison★★★½
  23. Run to You: Parts 1-3 (Run to You #1-3) by Clara Kensie★★★★
  24. From Gods by Mary Ting★★★★
  25. Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. by P. K. Hrezo★★★★
  26. Jase (Men of Steel #1) by M.J. Fields★★★
  27. Secret Diamond Sisters, The (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1) by Michelle Madow★★★★½
  28. Full Steam Ahead (Sea Swept #1) by Valerie Chase★★★★★
  29. Lingering Echoes (Lingering Echoes #1) by Erica Kiefer★★★★
  30. Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum #15) by Janet Evanovich★★★★
  31. Dream Girl by S. J. Lomas★½
  32. Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon★★★★½
  33. Cold Blood (Dirty Blood #2) by Heather Hildenbrand★★★★★
  34. Chasing Wishes by Nadia Simonenko★★★★★
  35. Best Kind of Broken (Finding Fate #1) by Chelsea Fine★★★★½
  36. Escape in You by Rachel C. Schurig★★★★
  37. Iron Queen, The (Daughters of Zeus #3) by Kaitlin Bevis★★★★½
  38. Savage Delight (Lovely Vicious #2) by Sara Wolf★★★★
  39. Kissing Eden (Kissing Eden #1) by T.A. Foster★★★★
  40. If Only by A.J. Pine★★★
  41. Third Degree by Julie Cross★★★★
  42. Lover, Divine (Mythos: Gods & Lovers #1) by Diantha Jones★★★½
  43. Blood Bond (Dirty Blood #3) by Heather Hildenbrand★★★★
  44. Roanoke Vanishing (The Vanishing Series #1) by Auburn Seal★★★★
  45. Almost Matched (Almost Bad Boys #1) by A.o. Peart★★★½
  46. Dwellers of Darkness (Darkness #3) by Stacey Marie Brown★★★★★
  47. Romeo Club, The by Rebekah L. Purdy★★★★
  48. Pan's Conquest by Aubrie Dionne★★★½
  49. Road to Somewhere by Jenny S. Morris, Kelly Lynn★★★★½
  50. Hazards of Skinny Dipping, The (Hazards #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy★★★★★
  51. Chasing Forever Down (Drenaline Surf #1) by Nikki Godwin★★
  52. Fortune Cafe, The (Tangerine Street Romance #1) by ★★★★
  53. Making of Nebraska Brown (Print), The by Louise Caiola
  54. Shadow Prince, The (Into the Dark Book #1) by Bree Despain★★★★★
  55. Understudy by Cheyanne Young★★★
  56. Fractured Truth (Fractured Light #3) by Rachel McClellan★★★★½
  57. Give Me Reason (Reason Series #1) by Zoey Derrick★★★
  58. 16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler★★★★★
  59. Looking Glass, The by Jessica Arnold★★★½
  60. Fire & Flood (Fire and Flood #1) by Victoria Scott★★★★★
  61. Hazards of a One Night Stand, The (Hazards #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy★★★★
  62. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth★★★★★
  63. Breakaway by Alana Albertson, Carly Carson, Cherie Blakeley, Dawn Robertson, Farrah Farside, Ilsa Madden-Mills, Jay McLean, Linda Barlow, M-E Girard, Missy Johnson, Nicole Blanchard, Pam Godwin, Penny Reid★★★★
  64. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord★★★★
  65. Essence (The EVE Series #1) by A. L. Waddington★★★
  66. I Know Lucy (The Fugitive Series #1) by Melissa Pearl★★★½
  67. Kiss the Sky (Calloway Sisters #1, Addicted Series #2.1) by Becca & Krista Ritchie★★★★★
  68. Intoxicating Passions: Boxed Set #1-5 (Intoxicating Passions #1-5) by Felicia Tatum★★★
  69. Wish You Were Italian (If Only #2) by Kristin Rae★★★½
  70. Fall With Me by Julie Particka★★★
  71. How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love by Ken Baker★★★★
  72. Chapel Wars, The by Lindsey Leavitt★★★½
  73. Fire of Stars and Dragons (The Stars and Souls Trilogy #1) by Melissa Petreshock★★★
  74. Just Breathe by Tamara Mataya★★★½
  75. Echoes of Love, The by Hannah Fielding★★★
  76. Royally Lost by Angie Stanton★★★½
  77. Kissed (The Thorn Chronicles #1) by Kimberly Loth★★★★
  78. Warrior, The (Dante Walker #3) by Victoria Scott★★★★★
  79. Biggest Flirts (Superlatives #1) by Jennifer Echols★★★½
  80. Bound (The Guardians #1) by M.J. Stevens★★★½
  81. Goldilocks by Patria L. Dunn★★★★
  82. Only With You (The Jane Austen Academy #5) by Cecilia Gray★★★★
  83. Darkness Watching (Darkworld #1) by Emma Adams★★★★
  84. Black Amaranth (Vulcan Legacies #1) by Sasha Hibbs★★★
  85. Aqua by M.A. George★★★★
  86. Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel★★★★
  87. Shifting Fates (Shifting Fates #1) by Aubrey Rose, Nadia Simonenko★★★★
  88. See You in Hell (Mel Goes to Hell #2) by Demelza Carlton★★★★
  89. Risk Worth Taking, A (Grayson County #1) by Heather Hildenbrand★★★★★
  90. Take Two (Lights Camera #1) by Laurelin Paige★★★★
  91. Finding Haven by T.A. Foster★★★½
  92. Elsker (Elsker Saga #1) by S. T. Bende★★★
  93. Don't Fall by Rachel Schieffelbein★★★
  94. Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis #1) by Jaclyn Dolamore★★★★
  95. Ruination (Worlds Apart #1) by Amanda Thome★★★½
  96. With Every Breath (Sea Swept #2) by Valerie Chase★★★★★
  97. Love Potions (Warlocks MacGregor #1) by Michelle M. Pillow★★★★
  98. Life Lived Twice by Sherrie Wouters★★★
  99. One Lucky Night by Ana Blaze, Aria Kane, Constance Phillips, Grace Teague, Melinda Dozier★★★★
  100. Shifting Fates: Uncaged (Shifting Fates #2) by Aubrey Rose, Nadia Simonenko★★★★
  101. Rumor Has It (Limelight #1) by Elisabeth Grace★★★★★
  102. Blue Crush (Blue #2) by Jules Barnard★★★★
  103. Aurora Sky (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1) by Nikki Jefford★★
  104. Other Summer Girl, The (Melanie Collier #1) by Sarah D. Towne★★★½
  105. Centaur Redemption (Touched #4) by Nancy Straight★★★★½
  106. Burnouts, Geeks, and Jesus Freaks:A Love Story (Burnouts #1) by Karen Gordon★★★★
  107. Perfect Opposite by Zoya Tessi★★★★★
  108. Chasing Desire by Jennifer Domenico★★★★½
  109. Curse Breakers, The (The Curse Keepers #2) by Denise Grover Swank★★★½
  110. Picture Perfect (Limelight #2) by Elisabeth Grace★★★½
  111. Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman★★★
  112. Blue (Blue #1) by Lisa Glass★★★★
  113. Losing Logan (Losing Logan #1) by Sherry D. Ficklin★★★★
  114. Perfect Kind of Trouble (Finding Fate #2) by Chelsea Fine★★★★★
  115. Life in a Rut, Love Not Included by J.D. Hollyfield★★★★
  116. Star Struck (Lights Camera #2) by Laurelin Paige★★★★
  117. Accidental Socialite, The by Stephanie Wahlstrom★★★
  118. Hungry by H.A. Swain★★★★
  119. By Jove by Marissa Doyle★★★★
  120. Going Down in Flames (Going Down in Flames #1) by Chris Cannon★★★★½
  121. Line That Binds, The (The Line That Binds #1) by J.M. Miller★★★½
  122. Blonde, The by Anna Godbersen★★★★
  123. Kiss of Deception, The (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson★★★★★
  124. On the Fence by Kasie West★★★★
  125. Enchanted Heart (Game of Hearts #1) by Mindy Ruiz★★★
  126. Sound, The by Sarah Alderson★★★★½
  127. Oyster's Autobiography, The by Kitty Kilby★★★★
  128. Carnelian (Chalcedony Chronicle #1) by B. Kristin McMichael★★★½
  129. Shaken Not Stirred (Mixology #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy★★★½
  130. Divide by Jessa Russo★★★½
  131. On The Rocks (Mixology #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy★★★★
  132. Stupid Girl (Stupid in Love #1) by Cindy Miles★★★★★
  133. Persephone's Orchard (The Chrysomelia Stories #1) by Molly Ringle★★★
  134. Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore★★★½
  135. This Summer by Katlyn Duncan★★★★
  136. Reality of You, The by Jean Haus★★★★
  137. Cold Fury (Cold Fury #1) by T.M. Goeglein★★★★★
  138. Breathe, Annie, Breathe (Hundred Oaks #5) by Miranda Kenneally★★★★½
  139. Beautiful Thought, A (Beautiful #5) by Alicia Rae★★★
  140. Meeting His Match (Match Me #1) by Katee Robert★★★★
  141. Everything's Fine by Janci Patterson★★★★
  142. Best Laid Plans, The by Tamara Mataya★★★½
  143. Fiancée for Hire (Front and Center #2) by Tawna Fenske★★★★
  144. On the Floor (Second Story #1) by Jennifer LaCross★★★
  145. Demons of Desire (Half-Breed #1) by Debra Dunbar★★★★½
  146. Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou★★★★
  147. Phantom's Dance by Lesa Howard★★★½
  148. Hazards of Sex on the Beach, The (Hazards #3) by Alyssa Rose Ivy★★★★½
  149. Normal is the Watchword (The Watchword Series #1) by Jasmine Tru★★★
  150. Death's Academy by Michael Bast★★★★
  151. Virgin by Radhika Sanghani★★½
  152. One Smart Cookie by Kym Brunner★★★½
  153. Game Changer (Night Games #2) by Collette West★★★½
  154. Where You Are (Together #1) by Alla Kar★★★½
  155. Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle #1) by Kimber Leigh Wheaton★★★★
  156. Mortal Danger (Immortal Game #1) by Ann Aguirre★★★★
  157. Found in Us (Lost #2) by Layla Hagen★★★★½
  158. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll★★★★
  159. My Soon-To-Be Sex Life by Judith Tewes★★★★
  160. Sting of Summer, The by Katherine Over★★★★
  161. Amity by Micol Ostow★★★★
  162. Sugar on the Edge (Last Call #3) by Sawyer Bennett★★★★
  163. Cinderella Theorem, The (The Lily Sparrow Chronicles #1) by Kristee Ravan★★★★
  164. Indiscretion (Indiscretion #1 , Indiscretion #2) by Elisabeth Grace★★★★★
  165. Crossing the Ice (Ice #1) by Jennifer Comeaux★★★★★
  166. Pretty Instinct (Finally Found #1) by S. E. Hall★½
  167. Coral & Bone (Coral & Bone #1) by Tiffany Daune★★★½
  168. Midnight Queen, The (Noctis Magicae #1) by Sylvia Izzo Hunter★★★½
  169. Keeping Mr. Right Now (Kisses in the Sand #1) by ★★★★½
  170. Storm Siren (Storm Siren Trilogy #1) by ★★★★½
  171. Summers Temptation (Vandeveer University #1) by Ashley Lynn Willis★★★★★
  172. Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1) by Josephine Angelini★★★★
  173. Fly (Fly #1) by T.A. Foster★★★★
  174. I Want It That Way (2B Trilogy #1) by Ann Aguirre★★★★
  175. Throttle Me (Men of Inked #1) by Chelle Bliss★★★½
  176. Jewel, The (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing★★★½
  177. House Immortal (House Immortal #1) by Devon Monk★★★★½
  178. Unrequited (Beachwood Bay #3.5 , The Callahans #1) by Melody Grace★★★★
  179. Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White★★★★½
  180. Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen★★★½
  181. Winter People, The by Rebekah L. Purdy★★★★
  182. Right Kind of Wrong (Finding Fate #3) by Chelsea Fine★★★★★
  183. Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold by ★★
  184. Make It Count (Bowler University #1) by Megan Erickson★★★★★
  185. Blood Beyond Darkess (Darkness #4) by Stacey Marie Brown★★★★
  186. Hook Up, The (Game On #1) by Kristen Callihan★★★★½
  187. Make It Right (Bowler University #2) by Megan Erickson★★★★
  188. Dire (The Dire Wolves Chronicles #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy★★★★
  189. Blind Spot for Boys, A by Justina Chen★★★½
  190. Vault of Dreamers, The (The Vault of Dreamers #1) by ★★★★
  191. Into the Fire (Birth of the Phoenix #1) by Ashelyn Drake★★★½
  192. Bespoken (Nightangel and Daydreamer #1) by Marie Michelle Coleman★★★
  193. Indiscretion (Indiscretion #3, Indiscretion #4) by Elisabeth Grace★★★★
  194. Tempting Sydney (Tempting #1) by Angela Corbett★★★★½
  195. Part-Time Princess (Ladies in Waiting #1) by Pamela DuMond★★★½
  196. Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition by Erin Butler★★★
  197. Again by Lisa Burstein★★★★
  198. Her Best Shot (Hot & Nerdy Trilogy #1) by Shannyn Schroeder★★★½
  199. Neurotica by Eliza Gordon★★★★
  200. Rewind to You by Laura Johnston★★★★½
  201. Unrequited (Unrequited #1) by Emily Shaffer★★★
  202. Deep Blue (Blue #1) by Jules Barnard★★★★
  203. Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane★★★½
  204. Edge of You, The by Theresa DaLayne★★★½
  205. Beauty and the Mustache (Knitting in the City #4) by Penny Reid★★★★
  206. Loving Eden (Kissing Eden #2) by T.A. Foster★★★★
  207. Midnight Runes (The Bestowed Ones #1) by Celeste Buie★★★
  208. Hidden SIns (Luke Fletcher Series #1) by Karice Bolton★★★★
  209. Fever (Songbird #1) by Melissa Pearl★★★★½
  210. As Long As You Love Me (2B Trilogy #2) by Ann Aguirre★★★★
  211. Before You Break (Between Breaths #2) by Christina Lee★★★★
  212. Space In Between, The (The Space In Between #1) by Jen Minkman★★½
  213. Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis★★★★
  214. Wednesday by Clare James★★★½
  215. Promise Me This (Between Breaths #4) by Christina Lee★★★★
  216. Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell★★★½
  217. Just Desserts by Tricia Quinnies★★★
  218. Prophecy (Calypso #1) by ★★★★★
  219. Embers (Wings of War #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins★★★★
  220. Week In New York, A (The Empire State Trilogy #1) by Louise Bay★★★★½
  221. Priya In Heels by Ayesha Patel★★★½
  222. Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island #1) by ★★★★
  223. Her Perfect Game (Hot & Nerdy Trilogy #2) by Shannyn Schroeder★★★★
  224. Fall of January Cooper, The by Audrey Bell★★★★½
  225. Love's Last Call (Ladies of Jezebel’s #1) by Beth Matthews★★★½
  226. Diamonds in the Rough (The Secret Diamond Sisters #2) by Michelle Madow★★★★
  227. Sea of Tranquility, The by Katja Millay★★★★★
  228. #Nerd (Hashtag Series #1) by Cambria Hebert★★★★½
  229. Bittersweet by Sunday James★★★
  230. Blood Entwines (Blood Entwines #1) by Caroline Healy★★★½
  231. Game On (Night Games #3) by Collette West★★★½
  232. Caged in Winter (Caged in Winter #1) by Brighton Walsh★★★★½
  233. Boys Next Door, The by Rosalie Lario★★★½
  234. Henge (Le Fay #1) by Realm Lovejoy★★★★
  235. Last Changeling, The (The Last Changeling #1) by ★★★★
  236. Karma (Karma #1) by Donna Augustine★★★★½
  237. Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (Not Croft), The (Lara Craft Saga #1) by Lola Salt★★★★
  238. Handpicked (Pledged Series #1) by Dani Oden★★★
  239. Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny★★★½
  240. This Christmas (This Summer #1.5) by Katlyn Duncan★★★½
  241. Very Grey Christmas, A (Kissing Eden #2.5) by T.A. Foster★★★½
  242. Duality Principle, The by Rebecca Grace Allen★★★★
  243. Adrian Lessons by L.A. Rose★★★★
  244. Love Me to Death (Underveil #1) by Marissa Clarke★★★★½
  245. Autumn in London (The Empire State Trilogy #2) by Louise Bay★★★★½
  246. Life in the No Dating Zone (The Zone #1) by ★★★½
  247. When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, Christina Lee by ★★★★½
  248. Taken By Storm by Tamara Mataya★★★½
  249. Icarus by Danika Stone★★★
  250. Tess in Boots by Courtney Rice Gager★★★★
  251. Books, Blogs, and Reality by Ryan Ringbloom★★★½
  252. Undead: Playing for Keeps, The by Elsie Elmore★★★½
  253. Best Man For Hire (Front and Center #3) by Tawna Fenske★★★★
  254. Jinxed (Karma #2) by Donna Augustine★★★★★
  255. One Song Away by Molli Moran★★★½
  256. Beautiful Collision (Desperation #1) by T.G. Ayer★★★★
  257. She Dreamed of Dragons by Elizabeth J. M. Walker★★½
  258. Quiet Game, The (Penn Gage #1) by Greg Iles★★★


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