Books of 2014

Here is what I think is a mostly complete list of books that I read in 2014. I used Goodreads to help me compile this list, but noticed some quirks; Goodreads wasn’t pulling up all the books that I had marked as “read”. I have no idea why. Luckily I tracked this year’s books in a few different ways though, so I think I have found most of them now.

I may not have included the smutty ones.

Happy Reading in 2015.

Five Favourites

Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Inside by Alix Ohlin
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
Dear Life by Alice Munro
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

The Rest, almost all good, but not The Confederacy of Dunces.

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
Crapalachia: A Biography of a Place by Scott McClanahan
Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder
We Are Water by Wally Lamb
Far To Go by Alison Pick
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
To the End of the Land by David Grossman
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Babylon and Other Stories by Alix Ohlin
Road Ends by Mary Lawson
Requiem by Frances Itani
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Son by Lois Lowry
Messenger by Lois Lowry
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Astray by Emma Donoghue
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Teacher’s Daughter by Richard B. Wright
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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4 Responses to Books of 2014

  1. bibliomama2 says:

    When we did A Confederacy of Dunces in my book club, one of the members brought a friend who always goes to book club meetings if the book club is doing A Confederacy of Dunces. Just for that one book. That’s, like, almost weird enough for him to be a character IN the book, which I guess is what he’s going for.

    I thought The Orenda was incendiary. I liked Inside. Adult Onset is on my list.

  2. allison says:

    I think I’ve just figured something out, when I noticed that not all of my read books were being shown in 2014 either. If you don’t set the date you’ve read the book and save it with your rating, it won’t show in your stats. Does that make sense? And where else do you record what you read? I’m thinking I could probably use a back-up system too.

  3. Finola says:

    That does make sense. Thanks Allison. I have recorded what I read this year via Reading Bingo, and some notes on the sidebar of my blog. Not comprehensive, so I’m sure I missed a few.

  4. Sasha says:

    I quite liked The Paris Wife, although I think it may have put me off, or at least set me up for extreme bias, when reading any Hemmingway, I wish I’d actually read some *before* now so that I had a basis for comparison (I think I may create a reading-bingo for myself this year, reading a “classic” that gets referenced all over the place will be on there, and Hemmingway would definitely make that list). I also loved Life After Life enough to re-read it, although I did find it initially hard to get into; I found the staccato rhythm of the first part of the book thoroughly jarring (and on the re-read I skipped some of the rougher bits of the Blitz). For some reason I couldn’t get into The Giver, though. I’ve put it down for now, maybe I’ll pick it up again. I envy all the people who loved it because clearly I’m missing out 🙂

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