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

Have you entered these giveaways?

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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 by Cameron Jace★★★★★
  2. Mastermind by Maria Konnikova★★★½
  3. Love Show by Audrey Bell★★★★★
  4. That One Summer by C.J. Duggan★★★★★
  5. This Morning I Woke Up Dead 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 by Felicia Starr★★★
  9. London Falling by T.A. Foster★★★★
  10. Soul Slam by Allie Burton★★★½
  11. From Continue 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 by M. Clarke★★★★★
  15. Merchant of Venice Beach, The by Celia Bonaduce★★★½
  16. Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson★★★
  17. Love Spell by Stan Crowe★★★★
  18. No More Goddesses by Kim Baccellia★★★½
  19. Beyond Belief by Helen Smith★★★★★
  20. Defy 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 by Clara Kensie★★★★
  24. From Gods by Mary Ting★★★★
  25. Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. by P. K. Hrezo★★★★
  26. Jase by M.J. Fields★★★
  27. Secret Diamond Sisters, The by Michelle Madow★★★★½
  28. Full Steam Ahead by Valerie Chase★★★★★
  29. Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer★★★★
  30. Finger Lickin' Fifteen 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 by Chelsea Fine★★★★½
  36. Escape in You by Rachel C. Schurig★★★★
  37. Iron Queen, The by Kaitlin Bevis★★★★½
  38. Savage Delight (Lovely Vicious #2) by Sara Wolf★★★★
  39. Kissing Eden 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 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 by Alyssa Rose Ivy★★★★★
  51. Chasing Forever Down 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 by Bree Despain★★★★★
  55. Understudy by Cheyanne Young★★★
  56. Fractured Truth by Rachel McClellan★★★★½
  57. Give Me Reason by Zoey Derrick★★★
  58. 16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler★★★★★
  59. Looking Glass, The by Jessica Arnold★★★½
  60. Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott★★★★★
  61. Hazards of a One Night Stand, The by Alyssa Rose Ivy★★★★
  62. Divergent 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 (, Addicted Series #2.1) by Becca & Krista Ritchie★★★★★
  68. Intoxicating Passions: Boxed Set #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 by Victoria Scott★★★★★
  79. Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols★★★½
  80. Bound by M.J. Stevens★★★½
  81. Goldilocks by Patria L. Dunn★★★★
  82. Only With You by Cecilia Gray★★★★
  83. Darkness Watching by Emma Adams★★★★
  84. Black Amaranth by Sasha Hibbs★★★
  85. Aqua by M.A. George★★★★
  86. Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel★★★★
  87. Shifting Fates by Aubrey Rose, Nadia Simonenko★★★★
  88. See You in Hell by Demelza Carlton★★★★
  89. Risk Worth Taking, A by Heather Hildenbrand★★★★★
  90. Take Two 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 by Jaclyn Dolamore★★★★
  95. Ruination (Worlds Apart #1) by Amanda Thome★★★½
  96. With Every Breath by Valerie Chase★★★★★
  97. Love Potions 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 by Aubrey Rose, Nadia Simonenko★★★★
  101. Rumor Has It by Elisabeth Grace★★★★★
  102. Blue Crush by Jules Barnard★★★★
  103. Aurora Sky by Nikki Jefford★★
  104. Other Summer Girl, The by Sarah D. Towne★★★½
  105. Centaur Redemption by Nancy Straight★★★★½
  106. Burnouts, Geeks, and Jesus Freaks:A Love Story by Karen Gordon★★★★
  107. Perfect Opposite by Zoya Tessi★★★★★
  108. Chasing Desire by Jennifer Domenico★★★★½
  109. Curse Breakers, The by Denise Grover Swank★★★½
  110. Picture Perfect by Elisabeth Grace★★★½
  111. Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman★★★
  112. Blue by Lisa Glass★★★★
  113. Losing Logan (Losing Logan #1) by Sherry D. Ficklin★★★★
  114. Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine★★★★★
  115. Life in a Rut, Love Not Included by J.D. Hollyfield★★★★
  116. Star Struck 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 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 by Alyssa Rose Ivy★★★½
  130. Divide by Jessa Russo★★★½
  131. On The Rocks 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 by T.M. Goeglein★★★★★
  138. Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally★★★★½
  139. Beautiful Thought, A by Alicia Rae★★★
  140. Meeting His Match by Katee Robert★★★★
  141. Everything's Fine by Janci Patterson★★★★
  142. Best Laid Plans, The by Tamara Mataya★★★½
  143. Fiancée for Hire by Tawna Fenske★★★★
  144. On the Floor by Jennifer LaCross★★★
  145. Demons of Desire 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 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 by Collette West★★★½
  154. Where You Are by Alla Kar★★★½
  155. Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton★★★★
  156. Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre★★★★
  157. Found in Us 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 by Sawyer Bennett★★★★
  163. Cinderella Theorem, The (The Lily Sparrow Chronicles #1) by Kristee Ravan★★★★
  164. Indiscretion (, ) by Elisabeth Grace★★★★★
  165. Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux★★★★★
  166. Pretty Instinct by S. E. Hall★½
  167. Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune★★★½
  168. Midnight Queen, The by Sylvia Izzo Hunter★★★½
  169. Keeping Mr. Right Now (Kisses in the Sand #1) by Robin Bielman★★★★½
  170. Storm Siren (Storm Siren Trilogy #1) by Mary Weber★★★★½
  171. Summers Temptation by Ashley Lynn Willis★★★★★
  172. Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1) by Josephine Angelini★★★★
  173. Fly by T.A. Foster★★★★
  174. I Want It That Way (2B Trilogy #1) by Ann Aguirre★★★★
  175. Throttle Me by Chelle Bliss★★★½
  176. Jewel, The by Amy Ewing★★★½
  177. House Immortal by Devon Monk★★★★½
  178. Unrequited (, 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 by Chelsea Fine★★★★★
  183. Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold by ★★
  184. Make It Count 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 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 Caragh M. O'Brien★★★★
  191. Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake★★★½
  192. Bespoken by Marie Michelle Coleman★★★
  193. Indiscretion (, ) by Elisabeth Grace★★★★
  194. Tempting Sydney by Angela Corbett★★★★½
  195. Part-Time Princess 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 by Emily Shaffer★★★
  202. Deep Blue 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 by T.A. Foster★★★★
  207. Midnight Runes by Celeste Buie★★★
  208. Hidden SIns (Luke Fletcher Series #1) by Karice Bolton★★★★
  209. Fever by Melissa Pearl★★★★½
  210. As Long As You Love Me (2B Trilogy #2) by Ann Aguirre★★★★
  211. Before You Break by Christina Lee★★★★
  212. Space In Between, The by Jen Minkman★★½
  213. Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis★★★★
  214. Wednesday by Clare James★★★½
  215. Promise Me This by Christina Lee★★★★
  216. Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell★★★½
  217. Just Desserts by Tricia Quinnies★★★
  218. Prophecy (Calypso #1) by Julie Anne Lindsey★★★★★
  219. Embers 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 Martina Boone★★★★
  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 by Beth Matthews★★★½
  226. Diamonds in the Rough 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 by Caroline Healy★★★½
  231. Game On by Collette West★★★½
  232. Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh★★★★½
  233. Boys Next Door, The by Rosalie Lario★★★½
  234. Henge by Realm Lovejoy★★★★
  235. Last Changeling, The (The Last Changeling #1) by Chelsea Pitcher★★★★
  236. Karma 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 by Katlyn Duncan★★★½
  241. Very Grey Christmas, A 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 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 Patricia B. Tighe★★★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 by Tawna Fenske★★★★
  254. Jinxed by Donna Augustine★★★★★
  255. One Song Away by Molli Moran★★★½
  256. Beautiful Collision by T.G. Ayer★★★★
  257. She Dreamed of Dragons by Elizabeth J. M. Walker★★½
  258. Quiet Game, The by Greg Iles★★★


Michelle @ Book Briefs

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