2014 Reading Challenge

This year’s reading list includes classics of all genres, fairy tales, and contemporary horror. My challenge for 2014 is 100 books.

Last Updated: 12/31/2014

January 2014

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling [About | My Review] re-read
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling [About | My Review] re-read
  3. How to Start a Home-Based Bookkeeping Business by Michelle Long [About | My Review]
  4. How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger [About | My Review]
  5. The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore [About | My Review]
  6. Breed by Chase Novak [About | My Review]
  7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [About | My Review]
  8. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill [About | My Review]
  9. Divergent by Veronica Roth [About | My Review]
  10. Beautiful Creatures by Garcia & Stohl [About | My Review]
  11. The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill [About | My Review]
  12. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill [About | My Review]

February 2014

  1. Fitcher’s Brides by Gregory Frost [About | My Review]
  2. Beta by Rachel Cohn [About | My Review]
  3. This House Is Haunted by John Boyne [About | My Review]
  4. Under the Dome by Stephen King [About | My Review]
  5. Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson [About | My Review]
  6. The Eye Unseen by Cynthia Tottleben [About | My Review]
  7. Insurgent by Veronica Roth [About | My Review]
  8. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker [About | My Review]
  9. Allegiant by Veronica Roth [About | My Review]
  10. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz [About | My Review] re-read
  11. Forever Odd by Dean Koontz [About | My Review] re-read

March 2014

  1. The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh [About | My Review]

April 2014

  1. I Like Giving by Brad Formsma [About | My Review]
  2. The Element by Ken Robinson, PhD [About | My Review]
  3. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon [About | My Review]
  4. Container Gardening for Dummies, 2nd Ed. [About | My Review] re-read #2
  5. The Anxious Gardener’s Book of Answers by Teri Dunn Chace [About | My Review]
  6. Plant Propagation A to Z by Geoff Bryant [About | My Review]
  7. Plants for Free by Sharon Amos [About | My Review]
  8. The Ortho Problem Solver [About | My Review]

May 2014

  1. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman [About | My Review]
  2. The Troop by Nick Cutter [About | My Review]
  3. Ash by Malinda Lo [About | My Review]
  4. A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton [About | My Review] re-read
  5. Perennial Companions by Thomas Fischer [About | My Review]

June 2014

  1. The Container Gardening Encyclopedia by Sue Phillips [About | My Review]
  2. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin [About | My Review]
  3. Bird Box by Josh Malerman [About | My Review]
  4. Well’s End by Seth Fishman [About | My Review]
  5. Hiking Ohio by Gary S. Williams [About | My Review]
  6. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin [About | My Review]
  7. Among Others by Jo Walton [About | My Review]

July 2014

  1. Housebuilding: A Do-It-Yourself guide by R.J. DeCristoforo [About | My Review]
  2. How to plan, contract, and build your own home by Richard M. Scutella [About | My Review]
  3. How to Build a House by Habitat for Humanity [About | My Review]
  4. The Naked Kitchen Veggie Burger Book by Davies and Taylor [About | My Review]
  5. Imagine There’s No Heaven by Mitchell Stephens [About | My Review]
  6. The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman [About | My Review]
  7. That Which Should Not Be by Brett J. Talley [About | My Review]
  8. High Crime Area by Joyce Carol Oates [About | My Review]
  9. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey [About | My Review]
  10. The Magic Circle by Donna Jo Napoli [About | My Review]
  11. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay [About | My Review]

August 2014

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner [About | My Review]
  2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey [About | My Review]
  3. The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener by Tammi Hartung [About | My Review]
  4. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin [About | My Review]
  5. Urban Legends: The As-Complete-As-One-Could-Be Guide to Modern Myths by N.E. Genge [About | My Review]
  6. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Urban Legends by Brandon Toropov [About | My Review]
  7. Phantom Hitchhikers and Other Urban Legends by Albert Jack [About | My Review]
  8. Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie. [About | My Review]
  9. The Giver by Lois Lowry [About | My Review]
  10. “We’re All Infected”: Essays on AMC’s The Walking Dead and the Fate of the Human by Dawn Keetley [About | My Review]
  11. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi [About | My Review]
  12. Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You… by James A. Levine, M.D. [About | My Review]
  13. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud [About | My Review]

September 2014

  1. Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones [About | My Review]
  2. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman [About | My Review]

October 2014

  1. The Creative Shrub Garden by Andy McIndoe [About | My Review]
  2. We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory [About | My Review]
  3. Dog Days by Joe McKinney [About | My Review]
  4. What the Sea Wants by Tracy E. Banghart [About | My Review]
  5. The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero [About | My Review]
  6. The Martian by Andy Weir [About | My Review]
  7. Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow [About | My Review]
  8. MaMa by Ruby Jean Jensen [About | My Review]
  9. Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory [About | My Review]
  10. The Ghost of Windy Hill by Clyde Robert Bulla [About | My Review]
  11. All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn [About | My Review]

November 2014

  1. The Forks Over Knives Plan by Dr. Pulde and Dr. Lederman [About | My Review]
  2. Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman [About | My Review]
  3. The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter [About | My Review]
  4. Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge [About | My Review]
  5. Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health by Gene Stone [About | My Review]
  6. Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook by Del Sroufe [About | My Review]
  7. The Quick by Lauren Owen [About | My Review]
  8. The Various by Steve Augarde [About | My Review]
  9. Echo by Francesca Lia Block [About | My Review]
  10. Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block [About | My Review]
  11. Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann [About | My Review]

December 2014

  1. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth [About | My Review]
  2. Stray by Elissa Sussman [About | My Review]
  3. The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told by Jean Thompson [About | My Review]
  4. DarkNet by John R. Little [About | My Review]
  5. Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman [About | My Review]
  6. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [About | My Review]
  7. The Chinese Fairy Book by Richard Wilhelm [About | My Review]
  8. What Happens Next? Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture by Gail De Vos [About | My Review]
  9. Come Closer by Sara Gran [About | My Review]
  10. The Resurrectionist by Wrath James White [About | My Review]
  11. The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block [About | My Review]
  12. Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy [About | My Review]
  13. Fables: Legends in Exile (Fables #1-5) by Bill Willingham [About | My Review]
  14. The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White [About | My Review]
  15. Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess [About | My Review]
  16. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll [About | My Review]
  17. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor [About | My Review]
  18. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart [About | My Review]
  19. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury [About | My Review]
  20. The Voices by F.R. Tallis [About | My Review]

Fiction: 82 | Non-Fiction: 30 | Total: 112

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