Top Ten Books of 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists! Check out what others have posted by going over there!

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This week’s topic is –

Top Ten Books I Read in 2014

This was a little hard for me- some books jumped out at me, while others I really had to consider.

1.  Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

2.  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

3.  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

4.  The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

5.  Bag of Bones by Stephen King

6.  One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

7.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

8.  We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

9.  The Green Mile by Stephen King

10. Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia

What was your ABSOLUTE favorite book of 2014?

Top Ten Resolutions for 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.  It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists!  Check out what others have posted by going over there! http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com

I missed last week’s TTT, so I decided to do it this week.  Here are my

Top Ten Goals/Resolutions for 2014

1.  Get Organized.

When I went away last month, I actually sat down for a few hours and wrote out about 8 posts in advance and scheduled them.  It was awesome.  I have to put time aside each week to do that.  Usually I post like I am now, the day I want it out, whenever I grab a few minutes in front of the computer.  Too piecemeal.

2.  Join up with the Book Blogger Hop that is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer.

You answer one cool question a week.  I can commit to that.

3.  Use Better Graphics.

I hear lots of people use Pic Monkey.  I went over there and I am still unsure how to use it.  I should write this blog in a notebook- that’s how tech savvy I am.

4.  Reread Harry Potter.

I have been meaning to do this for a long while.  Everytime I say I will, I find about ten new books that I also want to read.

5.  Join The Classics Club.

Been meaning to do this too.  I need to commit- enough already!

6.  Attend BEA?

I am considering attending this year, especially since I can do it in a day trip- I live about 40 miles outside of NYC.  I want to, but I am not sure if I should.  Are many of you going?  I might go if I at least knew a few people that were there.

7.  Relax

Not every book I read HAS to get reviewed, right?  Sometimes I read just for fun (just got the 20th Stephanie Plum-guilty pleasure).  Also, the posting has to be fun-not a chore.  If I don’t want to write, I won’t.

8.   Increase Followers

I really haven’t actively done much in this area up until now.  Any suggestions??

I really have no idea.

That is pretty much it for bookish/blog resolutions.