While I didn’t do so well with the challenges, I feel like I did okay with totals! :-)
Total Pages: 16,752
Total Hours: 156.5
1. Longbourn by Jo Baker, 331 pages
2. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson, 12 hours
3. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, 16 hours
4. The Five Dysfunctions of Team by Patrick Lencioni, 229 pages
5. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich, 6 hours
6. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, 384 pages
7. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, 7 hours
8. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris, 7 hours
9. Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, 181 pages
10. The All-Girl Filling Station’s last reunion by Fannie Flagg, 11 hours
11. The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick, 307 pages
12. The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson, 11 hours
13. Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth, 12 hours
14. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher, 8.5 hours
15. Grave Peril by Jim Butcher, 12 hours
16. Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen, 8.5 hours
17. Storm Front by Jim Butcher, 8 hours
18. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, 9.5 hours
19. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, 10.5 hours
20. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 3 hours
21. Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, 14.5 hours
22-82. Random books read this summer that I didn’t keep track of… oops! 15000 pages

83. Salt and Stone by Victoria Scott, 320 pages

New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge 2014–Resolution

Reading Outside The Box Challenge

  • Read a Chunkster
  • Reading by Ear (audiobook)–The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Flagg
  • Gathering Dust
  • Science Fiction
  • Picture Book
  • Graphic Novel
  • Poetry or Novel-In-Verse
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Loved by Others
  • Second Chance
  • Mystery
  • Accidentally Watched the Movie First
  • Try a Classic
  • Historical Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Middle Grade Fiction–The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick
  • Fantasy–The Alloy of Law by Sanderson
  • Award Winner
  • Lost in Translation
  • Non-Fiction Book
  • Self-Published
  • Relive the Magic
  • Biography or Memoir
  • Romance
  • Adult Fiction–Longbourn by Jo Baker


I never seem to get this right, so I’m going to do things a little differently this year.  I’m putting minimums in each, and if I go over in some categories, that’s fine, but these are the minimum numbers I’d like to read in each category.

  • Nonfiction: 5 books–1. The Five Dysfunctions of Team by  Lencioni, 2. Outliers by Gladwell, 3.  Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by Sedaris,
  • Short Stories:5 books–
  • Poetry: 5 books-
  • Classics: 5 books-
  • New in 2014(books published or new to me authors): 10 books– 1. The Interestings by Wolitzer, 2. These Broken Stars by Kaufman and Spooner, 3. Ocean at the end of the Lane by Gaiman
  • YA Fiction:10 books–1. Steelheart by Sanderson, 2. The Time Fetch by Herrick
  • Adult Fiction: 10 books–1. Longbourn by Baker, 2. Takedown Twenty by Evanovich, 3.  The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Flagg , 4. The Alloy of Law by Sanderson

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