GoodReads Goals (or Reading Challenges – Part the Second)

Happy New Year everyone! It’s so hard to believe that it’s 2015. That seemed like so far away back in the day. Since 2014 is now officially over, I can post the results of my GoodReads reading challenge. My original goal was to read 70 books this year and my final result: 81! I almost had 82, but couldn’t quite finish the last one. I finished it this morning though, so it will be the first book on my 2015 list.

Here are the books I read this year:

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  2. Black Heart by Holly Black
  3. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
  4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  5. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  6. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  7. Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn
  8. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
  9. Changeling by Yasmine Galenorn
  10. Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn
  11. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
  12. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
  13. Firstborn by Ryan Attard
  14. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  15. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  16. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  17. Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson
  18. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  19. Seconds Before Sunrise by Shannon A. Thompson
  20. Dragon Wytch by Yasmine Galenorn
  21. Night Huntress by Yasmine Galenorn
  22. Demon Mistress by Yasmine Galenorn
  23. Comes the Night by Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty
  24. Enter the Night by Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty
  25. Embrace the Night by Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty
  26. Shadowflame by Dianne Sylvan
  27. Shadow’s Fall by Dianne Sylvan
  28. Of Shadow Born by Dianne Sylvan
  29. Shadowbound by Dianne Sylvan
  30. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  31. Bone Magic by Yasmine Galenorn
  32. Harvest Hunting by Yasmine Galenorn
  33. Blood Wyne by Yasmine Galenorn
  34. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  35. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  36. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  37. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  38. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  39. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
  40. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  41. The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
  42. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
  43. Splintered by A.G. Howard
  44. Courting Darkness by Yasmine Galenorn
  45. Shaded Vision by Yasmine Galenorn
  46. Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
  47. Unhinged by A.G. Howard
  48. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
  49. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  50. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  51. Magic of Thieves by C. Greenwood
  52. Shadow Rising by Yasmine Galenorn
  53. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
  54. Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
  55. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  56. Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig
  57. Haunted Moon by Yasmine Galenorn
  58. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  59. Autumn Whispers by Yasmine Galenorn
  60. Sky Pirates by Liesel Schwarz
  61. Crimson Veil by Yasmine Galenorn
  62. Dollhouse by Anya Allyn
  63. Priestess Dreaming by Yasmine Galenorn
  64. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
  65. Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill
  66. Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill
  67. Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
  68. Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
  69. Biting Cold by Chloe Neill
  70. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  71. House Rules by Chloe Neill
  72. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
  73. Biting Bad by Chloe Neill
  74. The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
  75. Wild Things by Chloe Neill
  76. Blood Games by Chloe Neill
  77. Matched by Ally Condie
  78. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  79. Skinned by Robin Wasserman
  80. Crashed by Robin Wasserman
  81. Wired by Robin Wasserman
  82. The Program by Suzanne Young

Not a bad list! I feel pretty proud of myself! As for new goals, well, I had set some, but then I started to change my mind. My idea for a new GoodReads goal was to up it from 70 last year to 75 this year, but since I beat that one pretty soundly already, I am contemplating a real challenge. Considering trying for an even 100. I may not make it, but that’s what we’ll have to see, right?

As for my Completing the Series challenge, that one is definitely a go. There is now a new 2015 Reading Challenges link at the top of the page here where I have listed the series that have been started, but not finished. Currently there are 33 series on that list. I want to try and complete 10 of those. I may not complete the series that I start reading in 2015, but I will certainly try. No sense in making the problem worse? The good news is that several of those series only need one book to finish them. That’s doable, right?

So what are your reading goals for this year? Any exciting reading plans?

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