Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Books of 2014

2014 was a good year for reading. Here are all the books I read in 2014~~some great books, lots of mediocre books, easy beach reads, some non-fiction, book club books. I found a few new (to me) authors that I really like (Louise Penney, JoJo Moyes, Maggie Shipstead, Sarah Waters), and some old favorites (Ian McEwan, Anne Lamott). I sadly read the final book in the Wallander series. I discovered a few new Scandinavian authors. Unfortunately, one of my favorite authors, Anne Rivers Siddons, really disappointed me this year with her new book The Girls of August. She is one of my all time favorites, but this one I could barely finish.  My favorites for 2014 are highlighted in bold.

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, by Marta McDowell
We Are Water, by Wally Lamb
O Pioneers, by Willa Cather
Survival Lessons, by Alice Hoffman
The Gods of Guilt, by Michael Connelly
A Troubled Man, by Henning Mankell
Still Life, by Louise Penny
The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri
My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor

Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberly McCreight
How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
A Colder Kind of Day, by Gail Bowen
The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith
Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan
Me Before You, by JoJo Moyes
The Girls, by Lori Lansen
Island Girls, by Nancy Thayer
A Fatal Grace, by Louise Penny

Hypothermia, by Arnaldur Indridason
The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro
The Husband's Secret, by Liane Moriarty
All Fall Down, by Jennifer Weiner
The Arsonist, by Sue Miller
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith
The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Virginia Woolf's Garden, by Caroline Zoob
One Plus One, by JoJo Moyes

The Headmaster’s Wife, by Thomas Green
The Girls of August, by Anne Rivers Siddons
Always Watching, by Chevy Stevens
The Last First Day, by Carrie Brown
The Silver Star, by Jeannette Walls
The Ice Princess, by Camilla Lackberg
The Vacationers, by Emma Straub
And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
Seating Arrangements, by Maggie Shipstead
The Divorce Papers, by Susan Rieger
Astonish Me, by Maggie Shipstead

Out of the Woods: A Memoir of Wayfinding, by Lynn Darling
Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter
The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters
The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
Off Course, by Michelle Hunevern
The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny
Dear Life, by Alice Munro
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
You Should Have Known, by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace, by Anne Lamott
Gray Mountain, by John Grisham

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