Before moving forward into the adventures 2015 will bring I wanted to look back at the things that brought me joy in 2014. I’m an avid reader and movie watcher making me a diehard lover of stories. So here I’ll share my favorites. If you want to see what I’m reading you can connect with me on Goodreads. It’s what I use to keep track of all the books I read.
One thing that has helped me read more is the Overdrive app which allows you to borrow books, audio and movies from your library. My favorite feature is that is syncs up with all of my devices so I can listen while I’m driving or read while I’m waiting anywhere. I actually try to arrive early so I can have some extra reading time. It’s a wonderful boredom reliever while traveling.
All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld Mystery
Interesting setting and character.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Suspense
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin Mystery
Not your regular fiction it’s written as a journalists report. Great story.
Bully by Penelope Douglas Romance
Perfect story pacing.
Instructions by Neil Gaiman Horror
I enjoy Gaiman’s story telling. As one of my favorite writers it’s a treat to read the specific words he choses to bring his tales to life.
Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair) by Rosie Pérez Memoir
An amazing true story.
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller Non Fiction
Great self help book. This is great for peeps like me who have trouble focusing.
Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business by Bruce Poon Tip Non Fiction / Business / Travel
Inspiring read about how this entrepreneur in the travel industry became successful.
Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole Non Fiction / Writing
One of the best books on writing I’ve ever read. I highly recommend this if you’re serious about becoming a great writer.
I watch the majority of films on Netflix so I watch many movies that may have been released in previous years but am just now getting around to watch. These are the movies I enjoyed the most this year and I highly recommend you add them to your must watch list if you haven’t seen them yet.
Littlerock 2010 Drama Interesting story and characters.
The Motel Life 2012 Drama Awesome story.
At Middleton 2013 Romantic Comedy Loved this romantic comedy very much.
Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious Comedy Cracks me up.
The One I Love 2014 Sci-Fi Great story!
Begin Again 2014 Romance Cute!
Sex Tape 2014 Comedy Lmao
6 Souls (Shelter) 2010 Horror I love being creeped out.
Después de Lucía 2012 Mexican Drama Heavy
Twice Born (Venuto al mondo) 2012 Drama / Romance Emotional
Cafe de Flore (Café de Flore) 2011 French Drama Emotional
In Secret 2013 Horror Very Edgar Allen Poe like
Zero Dark Thirty 2012 War Drama Great storytelling. Study this screenplay if you want to learn how to write a good story.
The Punk Singer 2013 Documentary Because punk girls rock forever!
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 2014 Horror My absolute favorite horror movie of the year. Originally creepy.
Disconnect 2012 Drama Because I love heavy drama.
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest 2011 Documentary Because I grew up with Hip Hop that was good.
Mud 2012 Coming of Age Thriller Great story set in the swamps. Loved it.
“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” George Carlin
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” Plato
One of my favorite things is to explore new places. This summer I had an amazing road trip exploring the state of Massachusetts. I hit up Cape Cod, Plymouth, Boston, Springfield and Salem. I’ve written over a handful of posts detailing my adventures along with my best tips. There is still so much more to share with you. You will see more of the Massachusetts road trip posts in 2015.
I’m always roadtripping my home state of Florida. One of my most popular posts is a big round up with hundreds of ideas for your next trip to Florida.
Here are some recent places and tips full of information on what to do and see.
One of the blogs most popular posts feature my trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. You can expect a big fat round up post in 2015.
Now that you’ve read my recommendations share some of yours with me. What where your favorite places to visit, book to read and movies to watch?
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