Waiting on Wednesday is one of only two memes I participate in, and it’s my favorite, because I, like most avid readers, have a never-ending list of books I’m “waiting” on. This year I wanted to look back on all the WoW picks I’ve made in 2014, and see how many I actually got around to reading. (This idea was inspired by Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn, who flat-out told me in a comment that it would be interesting to see how many WoW books I’ve read—thanks, Nathan!) Of course, this idea does have its flaws. Obviously, most of the WoW picks for the last five months or so haven’t been released yet, and as a result, of course I haven’t read them (except for those I have ARCs of).
Due to the overwhelming task of linking up each title for you, I didn’t do that. Sorry! Enjoy this gorgeous feast for your eyes, and if you’re so inclined, you can visit Goodreads and look them up. So here they are, all my WoWs from 2014, in order:
And now for the stats:
Total Wow Posts in 2014: 48
Total number of Wows that haven’t yet been released: 27
Total Books Read: 9 (!!) (3 YA, 6 Adult)
Total finished books I have copies of and plan to read: 8
Total ARCs I have copies of (so far) but aren’t released yet: 6
Total adult Wows: 26
Total YA Wows: 21
I’m not sure exactly what all these stats mean, but in any event, it’s fun to look back at the books that caught my eye this year, whether I was able to read them or not. And as I compiled this list, I heard myself saying more than once: “Oh yeah, I forgot about that book!” Which is a good thing, because now I can make an effort to go back and read them. One thing I learned for sure, I’m going to try to do better in 2015, and beat my embarrassingly low nine books read out of forty-eight!
Have you ever counted the WoW picks you’ve read?