Man, last year was a stinker for reading. My lowest year to date. I was a bit busy juggling a lot of different things, but it’s no excuse! This year, I WILL do better. I have to break 100 at least, I mean seriously. I’m back teaching, which should spur me on. It’s kind of hilarious to see how my life has changed since I started this blog in 2008 and how that’s affected my reading.

I’ll be updating this post throughout the year, so I’ve added it to this page to stay visible. In an ideal world, I’d average a book a day. But, I’m already two books short of that average. Hmph.

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
2014: 77 Books Read

This year’s tally: 86 books read. At least it’s not as bad as last year.

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. A Perfect Day–Carin Berger (P)
2. Duck Skates–Lynne Berry (P)
3. Here Comes Jack Frost–Kazuno Kohara (P)
4. Snow Party–Harriet Ziefert (P)
5. Please, Mr. Panda–Steve Antony (P)
6. Blizzard–John Rocco (P)
7. A Perfectly Messed–Up Story-Patrick McConnell (P)
8. Two–Kathryn Otoshi (P)
9. First Snow–Peter McCarty (P)
10. I’m Brave!–Kate McMullan (P)
11. How to Train a Train–Jason Carter Eaton (P)
12. I Want to be a Ballerina–Anna Membrino (P)
13. The Farmer and the Clown–Marla Frazee (P)
14. The Midnight Library–Kazuno Kohara (P)
15. Inside Outside–Lizi Boyd (P)
16. Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep–Barney Saltzberg (P)
17. Boom Snot Twitty–Doreen Cronin (P)
18. Flight School–Lita Judge (P)
19. Little Owl’s Day–Divya Srinivasan (P)
20. How Fast Can You Go?–Kate Riggs (P)
21. Meow and the Little Chairs–Sebastien Braun (P)
22. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend–Dan Santat (P)
23. The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art–Barb Rosenstock (P)(CNF)
24. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole–Mac Barnett (P)
25. Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC–Lisa Falkenstern (P)
26. Bad Bye, Good Bye–Deborah Underwood (P)
27. Draw!–Raul Colon (P)
28. Pirate, Viking, and Scientist–Jared Chapman (P)
29. This Orq–David Elliott (P)
30. Ish–Peter H. Reynolds (P)
31. Llama Llama Misses Mama–Anna Dewdney (P)
32. Llama Llama Time to Share–Anna Dewdney (P)
33. Some Swell Pup: Or, Are You Sure You Want a Dog?–Maurice Sendak (P)
34. We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy–Maurice Sendak (P)
35. If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet–Leslie McGuirk (P)
36. Tap Tap Boom Boom–Elizabeth Bluemle (P)
37. Kapow!–George O’Connor (P)
38. Creature Numbers–Andrew Zuckerman (P)
39. Creature Colors–Andrew Zuckerman (P)
40. 10 x 10–Herve Tullet (P)
41. Naptime–Iris de Mouy (P)
42. Subway–Christoph Niemann (P)
43. Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm–James Dean (P)
44. Pete the Cat: Wheels on the Bus–James Dean (P)
45. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses–Kimberly Dean (P)
46. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes–Eric Litwin (P)
47. Count on the Subway–Paul DuBois Jacobs (P)
48. Alphabet City–Stephen T. Johnson (P)
49. Almost an Animal Alphabet–Katie Viggers (P)
50. Dog Vs. Cat–Chris Gall (P)
51. Orion and the Dark–Emma Yarlett (P)
52. The Whale in My Swimming Pool–Joyce Wan (P)
53. Land Shark–Ben Mantle (P)
54. The Day the Crayons Came Home–Drew Daywalt (P)
55. Red: A Crayon’s Story–Michael Hall (P)
56. I Thought This Was a Bear Book–Tara Lazar (P)
57. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA–Jimmy Fallon (P)
58. Rude Cakes–Rowboat Watkins (P)
59. Gorillas in Our Midst–Richard Fairgray (P)
60. I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard–Jennifer K. Mann (P)
61. The Night World–Mordicai Gerstein (P)
62. Peanut Butter and Brains: A Zombie Culinary Tale–Joe McGee (P)
63. The Fort That Jack Built–Boni Ashburn (P)

Easy Readers/Early Chapter Books
1. Bink and Gollie: Two for One–Kate DiCamillo (C)
2. Ballet Cat the Totally Secret Secret–Bob Shea (C)

Children’s/YA Books
1. *Afterworlds–Scott Westerfeld (N)
2. *Knucklehead: Stories of Growing Up Scieszka–Jon Scieszka (CNF)

Grownup Books
1. *Red Moon–Benjamin Percy (N)
2. *Dark Places–Gillian Flynn (N)
3. *Yes, Please!–Amy Poehler (NF)
4. *Reconstructing Amelia–Kimberly McCreight (N)
5. *Dreaming Spies (Mary Russell #13)–Laurie R. King (N)
6. *Child 44–Tom Rob Smith (N)
7. *Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (NF)
8. *The Girl on the Train–Paula Hawkins (N)
9. *Mr. Mercedes–Stephen King (N)
10. *Everything I Never Told You–Celeste Ng (N)
11. *The Fishermen–Chigozie Obioma (N)
12. *The Girl in the Dark–Anna Lyndsay (NF)
13. *The Life and Death of Sophie Stark–Anna North (N)
14. *Every Dead Thing–John Connolly (N)
15. *The Girl in the Spider’s Web–David Lagercrantz (N)
16. *Finders Keepers–Stephen King (N)
17. *The Black Echo–Michael Connelly (N)
18. *Cell–Stephen King (N)
19. *Terminal Freeze–Lincoln Child (N)