Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Books I Read in 2014

Hey, this blog is not dead! Hooray for me. Just slipping in one last post for 2014; my yearly book list (for posterity, mostly). I was hoping to beat last year's personal record of 46 books read in one year, but alas, this year I did significantly less sitting around holding/nursing a baby and more chasing after a toddler, so I top out at 41! (So close to finishing the 42nd...maybe by midnight I'll have it completed).

Here's what I read in 2014: (* means it was a favorite of mine and you should read it too)

  1. The Magicians Assistant by Ann Patchett
  2. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by  David Sedaris
  3. The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
  4. My Life Next Door by Huntly Fitzpatrick
  5. Atonement by Ian McEwan *
  6. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver *
  7. A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett
  8. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce *
  9. Perfect by Rachel Joyce
  10. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
  11. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  12. Family Pictures by Jane Green *
  13. Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain ** (Yes, TWO stars!)
  14. Frog Music by Emma Donahue
  15. One More Thing by BJ Novak
  16. The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sexsmith *
  17. Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
  18. The Bone House by Brian Freeman
  19. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson *
  20. Finding Me by Michelle Knight
  21. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  22. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  23. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  24. Messenger by Lois Lowry
  25. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  26. Son by Lois Lowry
  27. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
  28. Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple *
  29. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  30. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  31. Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
  32. Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood *
  33. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  34. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver *
  35. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
  36. MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
  37. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
  38. A Desirable Residence by Madeleine Wickham
  39. Annabel by Kathleen Winter
  40. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriaty *
  41. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  42. All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (I'm counting it!)
What did you read this year? I love book recommendations - tell me what you loved!


  1. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Good reading Erica! I am the slowest reader on the planet.
    Happy New Year's my love.

  2. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Thank you for your list!! I just finished "The Love Story of Queenie Hennessy" by Rachel Joyce and have nothing on my "next" list. I will now go to the library and see what I can find from your starred list. By my calculations, you and I read 12 of the same books last year. :)