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Review of the Year 2014- Challenges

I’ve done just two challenges this year. I’m only doing The Rory List this year, I am trying to make my blogging more relaxed, and Rory is really an if it comes up challenge rather than a strive for numbers challenge

Edward Herman (who played Richard Gilmore) died on New Year’s Eve so it seems fitting that The Rory List should be my only challenge this year

The Rory List (ongoing challenge)

There has been a bit of a crossover with my other challenge, which is good, so I think I did good on this this year, 7 books:

Night (not yet reviewed)

31 Songs

Slaughterhouse 5

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Little Women

House of Sand and Fog (started 2013)


I gave up on the TBR Pile Challenge About half way through the year, I was having stress in other parts of my life and wanted to make other things relaxed. I read 5 of 12 books:

A Game of Thrones



The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Little Women


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2014 TBR Pile Challenge

2014tbrbuttonSeeing as my challenges didn’t go so well last year, I’m trying to save money, and I have two tons of books on my To Be Read pile I thought I would sign up to just one challenge this year.

That challenge is the 2014 TBR Challenge hosted by Roof Beam Reader. The aim of the challenge is to read 12 books over 12 months which have been on your TBR pile for over a year (so no adding your Christmas present books!).

Here’s my list of intended reads:

1) Rebecca- Daphne du Maurier (so apparently I don’t actually have this one…opps)

2) A Game of Thrones- George R.R Martin Read March

3) Dracula- Bram Stocker Read January

4) Little Women- Louisa May Alcott Read February

5) Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell- Suzanna Clarke

6) Persuasion- Jane Austen Read May

7) Oryx and Crake- Margaret Atwood

8) The Colour of Magic- Terry Pratchett

9) The Philosophical Baby- Alison Gopnik

10) The Good Angel of Death- Andrey Kurkov

11) The Wizard of Oz- L. Frank Baum Read April

12) The Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring- J.R.R Tolkien


1) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Seth Grahame-Smith

2) Jemrach’s Menagerie- Carol Birch


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