2014 TBR Pile Challenge Wrap-up

Posted 15 December, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Challenges / 12 Comments

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2014 TBR Pile Challenge

I signed up for this challenge in January of 2014, and then, I more or less forgot about it :O I have read some of the books that were already in my pile before 2013, though, and so I figured I might as well do a whole year wrap-up post, even if I haven’t done the monthly posts at all. You can check out the rules and other posts about the 2014 TBR Pile Challenge over at Bookish, who is hosting it.

I read the following books released before 2014, and I reviewed some of them. I can see a pattern where I am not as good at reviewing books I own as I am when it comes to reading and reviewing ARCs. The links go to my review if you want to check it out, and the titles with no link are the ones I haven’t written reviews for (yet):

Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) – Ilona Andrews

Audiobook of Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #1) – Stacia Kane

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Rock Chick (Rock Chick #1) – Kristen Ashley

Audiobook of Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) – Richelle Mead

Sweet Surrendering (Surrender Saga #1) – Chelsea M. Cameron

Audiobook of Hopeless (Hopeless #1) – Colleen Hoover

Audiobook of Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) – Colleen Hoover

Dangerous Dream (Dangerous Creatures #0.5) – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

All Fired Up (Hot In the Kitchen #2) – Kate Maeder

All’s Well that Ends Well – William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part One – William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part Two – William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus – William Shakespeare

Doe and the Wolf (Furry United Coalition #5) – Eve Langlais

Croc and the Fox (Furry United Coalition #3) – Eve Langlais

Collide (Collide #1) – Gail McHugh

Escape in You (Escape #1) – Rachel Schurig

Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise #1)  Chelsea M. Cameron

Infinite Possibilities (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #2) – Lisa Renee Jones

Façade (Games #2) – Nyrae Dawn

Finding Colin Firth – Mia March

My Favorite Mistake (My Favorite Mistake #1) – Chelsea M. Cameron

A December Bride (A Year of Weddings #1) – Denise Hunter

A January Bride (A Year of Weddings #2) – Deborah Raney

Shadowmaster (Nightsiders #3) – Susan Krinard

Turn Up the Heat – Lori Foster

Slack (Rook and Ronin Spin-off) – J.A. Huss

A Groom for Christmas – Cara Marsi

Darkness Awakened (Darkness #1) – Katie Reus

‘Twas the Night Before Mischief (Daring Hearts #2.5) – Nina Rowan

Sweet Revenge (Sin Brothers #2) – Rebecca Zanetti

Mind Games (Mind Games #1) – Kiersten White

A Gentleman ‘Til Midnight – Alison DeLaine

Unleashing Mr. Darcy – Teri Wilson

Improper Arrangements (Improper #1) – Juliana Ross

Wake to Darkness (Brown and DeLuca #2) – Maggie Shayne

Call Me Mrs. Miracle – Debbie Macomber

The Russian Temptation (Foreign Affairs #2) – Nikki Navarre

Tempting the Cowboy (Paint River Ranch #1) – Elizabeth Otto

Vision of Shadows (Vision #1) – Vincent Morrone

Audiobook of Slammed (Slammed #1) – Colleen Hoover

All Our Yesterdays – Cristin Terrill

Flirting with Disaster (Camelot #3) – Ruthie Knox

Defiant in the Viking’s Bed (Victorious Vikings #3) – Joanna Fulford

Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1) – Lisa Renee Jones

Fire Inside (Chaos #2) – Kristen Ashley

Scythe Does Matter (The Reluctant Reaper #2) – Gina X. Grant

Esprit de Corpse (The Reluctant Reaper #3) – Gina X. Grant

The Siren (Original Sinners #1) – Tiffany Reisz

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) – Robin LaFevers

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) – Robin LaFevers

Unbreakable (The Legion #1) – Kami Garcia

The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1) – J.A. Redmerski

Hot Secrets (Tall, Dark and Deadly #1) – Lisa Renee Jones

Styxx (Dark Hunter #12) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) – Ilona Andrews

Magic Burns (Kate Daniels #2) – Ilona Andrews

Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) – Ilona Andrews

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4) – Ilona Andrews

Magic Slays (Kate Daniels #5) – Ilona Andrews

In my sign-up post, I had decided to read between 31-40 books from my TBR list, and I have read and reviewed 47, so it’s a win. I really need to do something about the books I read but haven’t reviewed yet, though. It makes me sad to see that some of my favorite series haven’t gotten their ‘due’ in 2014.

At least, finally going through this list, and writing up my wrap-up post for the 2014 TBR Pile Challenge made me think of a few things I have to tweak a little bit for next year, to make sure no books fall between the cracks when it comes to reviews.


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Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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12 responses to “2014 TBR Pile Challenge Wrap-up

    • I did, Melanie, but I read over double that in ARCs… and while I love ARCs and usually only request them for authors I really love, it’s still a little sad that I own so many books I haven’t read yet.

  1. Woohoo! *high five* You did very well, Lexxie! You should be proud of yourself, even if you did kinda forget about the challenge. This post reminded me that I should do a wrap-up post for my challenges. I didn’t do too many this year but I did well. Next year….

    Happy Monday! **BIG HUGS**

    • Yes! And it’s thanks to Carmel and Loupe and their audiobook challenge wrap-up posts that I went to see what challenges I had entered in 2014, Brande…
      I did well, but when you know that I read 260 books so far in 2014, it’s not that great after all.
      Have a happy Monday, too! *BIG HUGS*

  2. Ooh, look at you with your new theme. Nice! You kicked your 2014 TBR pile’s ASS! It’s difficult to balance reviewing ARCs vs titles that have been sitting on your shelf for far too long. We do what we can! Congrats on surpassing your challenge goals. 🙂

    • Thank you Carmel, I really like it, too! I’ve installed TweakMe v2.0 😀

      I did do well, but it feels like I could do much better, you know?

  3. Great job…the wrap ups..that is why I have decided to make list in my goodreads for my new challenges as I never have a wrap up cause I fail miserably to keep track..2015 is my year..lol. Going to try and be semi organized. 🙂

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