Sammi Loves Books – Year in Review 2014

This year saw the second anniversary of Sammi Loves Books.  However, it wasn’t really until the beginning of the year that I started posting regular book reviews.  2014 saw me read and review 63 books and short stories on Sammi Loves Books, which is a figure beyond my wildest expectations.

Looking back, one of the highlights had to be the ARC of Trudi Canavan’s latest offering, Thief’s Magic.  I had also come across a number of authors whose work I hadn’t read before but thoroughly enjoyed.  And then there was ‘Indie Only Month’, where I only read and reviewed independently published works, and ‘Historical Fiction Month’ that focused on one of my favourite genres.  All-in-all, it was a good year full of good books.

The most popular reviews of the year were: (follow the links to read the reviews)

  1. The Sphinx Without a Secret by Oscar Wilde – Short Story Review
  2. The Vampire by Sydney Horler – Short Story Review
  3. Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan – ARC Book Review
  4. The Black Veil by Charles Dickens – Short Story Review
  5. They Never Get Caught by Margery Allingham – Short Story Review

My ‘Favourite Reads of 2014’ ended as follows: (follow the links to read the reviews)

  1. Thief’s Magic (Trudi Canavan)
  2. Company of Liars (Karen Maitland)
  3. The Gallows Curse (Karen Maitland)
  4. The Warrior’s Princess (Barbara Erskine)
  5. The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side (Agatha Christie)
  6. The Seance (John Harwood)
  7. The Price of Light (Ellis Peters)
  8. The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (Alexander McCall Smith)
  9. Medicus and the Disappearing Dancing Girls (R.S. Downie)
  10. Devil-Devil (G.W. Kent)

Hope you all had a good 2014, and wishing you a 2015 full of good books!


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