AWRW Year In Review: 2014 + Bookish Resolution for 2015


I finished 2014 having read 63 books for the year, and when I made a list to categorize the books I read, I noticed an interesting trend… One that I wasn’t aware of till now.

Books I read for the heck of it:

Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1)Tasha Tudor's GardenThe Husband's SecretThe Tattered Quilt  (The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club, #2)Angels at the Table (Angels Everywhere, #7)Bake Sale Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #13)

Books I Read In Exchange for a Review:

Something Returned (Terry Roche #2)American SpecterCemetery Tours (Cemetery Tours, #1)A Perpetual MimicryCursed Hearts (A Crossroads Novel) Book 1A Witch Before Dying (A Wishcraft Mystery, #2)Body DoubleThe Divorced Not Dead WorkshopIndiscretionTrying Too Hard...I'll Be Damned (Anna Wolfe #1)In RetrospectSaved by the Spell (Anna Wolfe, #2)Just DestinyA Long ThawThe KelpieSemmantCharles and Edward: A Modern Day Pretty WomanCopper Ravens (Copper Legacy, #2)No More MulberriesAboveA Very Good Life (Dana McGarry, #1)Once Broken (Dove Creek Chronicles, #1)Wilde Chase (Wilde Brothers, #1)Discovering DanielHer Summer with the Marine (The Donovan Brothers, #1)Inanimate ObjectsFrom Fairies and Creatures of the Night, Guard Me (Annwn book 1)Here (Here Trilogy, #1)Harlot at the Homestead (The Duggans of Montana, #1)When They Weren't Looking  (Wardham, #3)The Amazing Crystal: RevelationsHis Girl FridayHeartbreaker (Love Series, #2)Lost (Lost, #0.5)Lost in Us (Lost, #1)Awakening Foster KellyScared ScriptlessThe Ghost in the Electric Blue SuitThe Zodiac CollectorThe Baby and the Bride (The Debt & the Doormat, #2)The Girl On The Half Shell (The Half Shell Series #1)Quintal's QuandaryThe Monster WithinThe Mine (Northwest Passage #1)Binds That TiePleaseKrengel & the KrampuszAmullette Aflame (Princess X)Mazie BabyI’ll Take New YorkComing Home For ChristmasKick-Start: Get Your Motor RunningThe Reconciliation A Novella Charles Edward Part 2Shadows of Serenity

As you can see, I read way more books for review, a whopping 57 out of the 63.

Fortunately, I enjoy the books I receive for review, but whatever happened to reading simply because I enjoy it?

Reading for fun means to me: reading without taking copious notes, on MY schedule, and without having to plaster my reviews on every available form of social media.

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2015 will find me reading MORE books, but for FUN! I will frequent my local library and bookstore and I will borrow/buy books to my hearts content, regardless of my TBR review pile! I will finally get around to setting up a home library to store my newly purchased treasures!

And that is my 2015 bookish resolution.

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6 thoughts on “AWRW Year In Review: 2014 + Bookish Resolution for 2015

  1. I have to agree, I have found the exact same thing. There are books I bought months and months a go, and have been DYING to read but haven’t as I have had too many review books to read, so I also plan to make more time for my own books this year.

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