A Year In Review 2014

Final Reading Count for the Year:
Picture Books - 155
Nonfiction - 23
Middle Grade - 38
Young Adult - 23
Graphic Novels - 25
Total: 264

Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud: 
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Smek for President by Adam Rex
Space Rocks by Tom O'Donnell
This is a Moose by Richard T. Morris Book Review
New-To-Me Series That On One Hand I'm Glad To Have Found, But On The Other, I'm Seriously Horrified That I'd Missed Out On Until Now:
Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Sequel Happiness:
The Battle for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
Smek for President by Adam Rex
Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs
Book That Made Me Crave Food:
Apple Days: A Rosh Hashanah Story by Allison Soffer
Most Enjoyable Bad Book:
Wild Boy by Rob Llyod Jones
Forgettable Plot Saved By a Fresh, Honest Voice:
Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions by Lenore Look
Book(s) I Was Most Surprised By:
Space Rocks by Tom O'Donnell
Made of Pure Awesome:
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
Space Rocks by Tom O'Donnell
Best Book Hidden Under the Worst Cover:
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
More Adorable Than Sparkling Puppies:
Poor Doreen: A Fishy Tale by Sally Lloyd-Jones
YA Book Most Likely to be Loved By Adults More Than Actual YAs:
Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington
Rapture Practice: The True Story About Growing Up Gay in an Evangelical Family by Aaron Hartzler
Biggest Disappointment:
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Books that Invoked Irrationally Violent Emotions in me:
Templar by Jordan Mechner
Road Rash by Mark Huntley Parsons 
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
Books I Loved For Their Imperfect Heroines:
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
Best Book For Wimpy Kid Lovers:
Middle School: Ultimate Showdown (Middle School #6) by James Patterson and Julia Bergen
Game Over, Pete Watson by Joe Schreiber
Creature Keepers
Best Supernatural Book For Twilight-Haters:
Lockwood & Co.: The Whispering Skull by Johnathan Stroud
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Favorite Roadtrip Book:
Boston Jacky: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Taking Care of Business by L.A. Meyer
Best Action/Adventure Book:
Frostborn (Thrones and Bones #1) by Lou Anders
The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell
Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Books that were weird just to be weird:
Larklight by Phillip Reeve
Odd, Weird & Little by Patrick Jennings
29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy by Lemony Snicket
Sci-fi's that made me think there is still a future for this genre (future, get it):
Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
Space Rocks by Tom O'Donnell
Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Books that Just Had Way Too Much Going On:
Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart
Picture Books that are beautiful to look at:
Edward Hopper Paints His World by Robert Burleigh
With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School by Suzanne Buckingham Slade
Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski 
Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan
Books I lent out to people multiple times:
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Best Book of the Year:
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana
The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell
Worst Book of the Year:
These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Annie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Help! We Need a Title! by HervĂ© Tullet

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