Okay, here we go. And I’m determined not to have my lowest total ever this year. I’ve been beating that record in a downward trend the past 3 years running. I hope I can get back to what I loved about books in the first place and enjoy them again.

Here are my past year tallies:

2008: 356 Books Read
2009: 302 Books Read
2010: 344 Books Read
2011: 202 Books Read
2012: 121 Books Read
2013: 118 Books Read

**Final 2014 Book Count: 77


BB=Board Book
C=Chapter Book/Easy Reader
CN=Children’s Novel
CNF=Children’s Nonfiction
NF=Other Nonfiction (Teen or Adult)
P=Picture Book
S=Short Stories

* Audio Book

Picture Books
1. Bluebird-Bob Staake (P)
2. Digby Differs-Miriam Koch (P)
3. Love Monster-Rachel Bright (P)
4. Don’t Push the Button!-Bill Cotter (P)
5. Anna Karenina: A BabyLit Fashion Primer-Jennifer Adams (BB)
6. Noodle Loves the Zoo-Nosy Crow (BB)
7. Mr. Wuffles-David Weisner (P)
8. Brimsby’s Hats-Andrew Prahin (P)
9. Journey-Aaron Becker (P)
10. I Am Amelia Earhart-Brad Meltzer (P)(CNF)
11. Gorilla-Anthony Browne (P)
12. Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons-Jon J. Muth (P)
13. How to Be a Cat-Nikki McClure (P)
14. Flora and the Flamingo-Molly Idle (P)
15. Trains Go-Steve Light (BB)
16. Mr. Putney’s Quacking Dog-Jon Agee (P)
17. Princess Super Kitty-Antoinette Portis (P)
18. Up Close-Gay Wegerif (BB)
19. The Tiny King-Taro Miura (P)
20. Go! Go! Go!-Roxie Munro (P)
21. The Bear’s Song-Benjamin Chaud (P)
22. Hello, Tilly-Polly Dunbar (P)
23. The Hole-Oyvind Torseter (P)
24. Night Light-Nicholas Blechman (P)
25. What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound?-Mo Willems (P)
26. The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl!-Julie Andrews and Emma Walton (P)
27. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild-Peter Brown (P)
28. Shoe-La-La-Karen Beaumont (P)
29. A Bedtime for Bear-Bonny Becker (P)
30. Dot-Patricia Intriago (P)
31. Squid and Octopus Friends for Always-Tao Nyeu
32. All About the Dragons-Judy Katschke (P)
33. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!-Mo Willems (P)
34. Chester Visits the Library-Dennis Fertig (P)
35. Strega Nona’s Harvest-Tomie de Paola (P)
36. A Home for Bird-Philip C. Stead (P)
37. Bear Has a Story to Tell-Philip C. Stead (P)
38. The Monsterator-Keith Graves (P)
39. Crankenstein-Samantha Berger (P)
40. Ollie’s Halloween-Olivier Dunrea (P)
41. The Book with No Pictures-BJ Novak (P)
42. Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla-Katherine Applegate (P)(CNF)
43. Louise Loves Art-Kelly Light (P)
44. Flora and the Penguin-Molly Idle (P)
45. My Red Balloon-Kazuaki Yamada (P)
46. Bone Soup-Cambria Evans (P)
47. Ghost in the House-Ammi-Joan Paquette (P)
48. Where’s My Mummy?-Carolyn Crimi (P)
49. Down by the Barn-Will Hillenbrand (P)
50. Apple-Nikki McClure (P)
51. Meeow and the Pots and Pans-Sebastien Braun (P)
52. No Nap! Yes Nap!-Margie Palatini (P)
53. Xander’s Panda Party-Linda Sue Park (P)
54. Alligator Arrived with Apples-Crescent Dragonwagon (P)

Easy Readers/Early Chapter Books
1. I’m a Frog!-Mo Willems (C)

Children’s/YA Books
1. *Allegiant-Veronica Roth (N)
2. *The Coldest Girl in Coldtown-Holly Black (N)
3. *Ender’s Game-Orson Scott Card (N)
4. *City of Heavenly Fire-Cassandra Clare (N)
5. *The One and Only Ivan-Katherine Applegate (N)
6. The Headless Horseman ad Other Ghoulish Tales-Maggie Pearson (S)
7. *The Giver-Lois Lowry (N) REREAD

Grownup Books
1. *The Pirate King (Mary Russell #11)-Laurie R. King (N)
2. *Garment of Shadows (Mary Russell #12)-Laurie R. King (N)
3. *Suspect-Robert Crais (N)
4. *The Relic-Douglas Preston (N)
5. *Austenland-Shannon Hale (N)
6. *The Anatomist’s Apprentice-Tessa Harris (N)
7. *Flood-Andrew Vachss (N)
8. *The Cuckoo’s Calling-Robert Galbraith (N)
9. *The Silkworm-Robert Galbraith (N)
10. Outlaw Pete-Bruce Springsteen (P)
11. *The Goldfinch-Donna Tartt (N)
12. *Horns-Joe Hill (N)
13. *Dracula-Bram Stoker (N) REREAD
14. *Not That Kind of Girl-Lena Dunham (NF)
15. *The Waking Dark-Robin Wasserman (N)