Thursday, December 11, 2014
My Year in Books Timeline
My intentions were good, yet I have not managed to participate in A Month of Favorites hosted by Estella's Revenge, Girlxoxo, and Traveling with T. And even though today is technically the wrong day, I still wanted to drop in for the My Year in Books Timeline.
January: Two weeks in Florida got the year off to a strong start! I read the first of my favorite books of 2014 - The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman.
February was a month devoted to spending time with favorite authors... Wally Lamb, Ann Patchett, and Jojo Moyes.
March: Just one book finished... I spent the entire month in Middlemarch.
April: Two more weeks in Florida gave me time to catch up with book club selections - The Light Between Oceans and Defending Jacob.
May: I discovered Meg Wolitzer! The Interestings will be another 2014 favorite.
June: In terms of numbers, this was my best reading month, but I also encountered the biggest disappointment of the year - Dept. of Specualtion by Jenny Offill.
July: Only 2 books read - too much time on the lake? I don't think so...
August: The highlight of the summer and best debut novel of the year... We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas.
September was a month of classics featuring An American Tragedy, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Estella Society's R.I.P. readalong of The Haunting of Hill House.
October: I read and listened to THE BEST BOOKS this month!
November: I read all women authors this month, both fiction and nonfiction.
December: More classics. This time by 20th century British women - Angela Thirkell and Dorothy Whipple.