2014 Recap and Holiday Hiatus

We can hardly believe another year is over, it seems they’re going by quicker and quicker. This one was a big one for us; Veronica gave birth to her first in January, so it’s been quite the adventure for her as a new mommy. Ashley and her beau bought a new place and spent the summer renovating it, which was its own adventure.

We’ve been pretty busy, but have still somehow managed to read through a ton of great and exciting books this year, discover great new authors and stumble upon old authors that were new to us. It’s been one of our best in terms of amount books read and as a result, our blog has picked up pace, which we can’t thank you guys enough for!

As the holidays approach, we’re going to be take a couple of weeks hiatus to enjoy time with our friends and family, but we’re looking forward to coming back stronger than ever in 2015 with some exciting new guest posts (including one from Kristi Charish), a new movie vs book component and tons more reviews.

In the mean time, here’s a recap of our year in books.

Number of books read in 2014

ashley 74 books (a personal best!)

Ashley's BOoks

veronica 8 books (I had a baby, remember!)

Veronica's Books

Books rated 5/5 Glasses of Wine in 2014

ashley Don’t You Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn; For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund; A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness; The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters; Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly; If I Stay by Gayle Foreman; Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

veronica Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn;

Favourite New Author(s)

ashley Josh Malerman; Susan Philpott; Kristi Charish

Favourite Newly Discovered Author(s)

ashley Cat Winters; S.J. Watson; Marie Lu; Kimberley McCreight; Chelsea Cain; Diana Peterfreund; Nova Ren Suma; Lauren DeStefano

veronica Gillian Flynn; Lisa Jewell; Sue Monk Kidd; Marissa Meyer; Graeme Simsion

Wishing you all a very Happy Holidays from us here at CityGirlScapes! 

Christmas Cats 2

Darth Vader (left) & Chewie (in the tree) wishing you all a very Meowy Sithmas.