Saturday, January 3, 2015

Favorite Reads of 2014

2014 was a good year for reading for me.  I read 67 books, 3 away from my goal of 70.  Not bad considering I don't spend hours lounging around my house reading. Out of my 67 books I found 30 to be great reads.  Hopefully my list will inspire you to read one that you hadn't heard of before or that might be languishing on your to-read pile. I only read two nonfiction books this year; I'm much more adept at reading fun and interesting fiction but both nonfiction were noteworthy (The Book Whisperer and Here and Now)

My three lists are in random order.


1. The Invention of Wings  by Sue Monk Kidd
2. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
3. Belong to me by Marisa de los Santos
4. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
6. We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
7. Sweetgrass by Mary Alice Monroe
8. The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
9. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
10. The cuckoo's calling by Robert Galbraith

Young Adult:

1. All rivers flow to the sea by Alison Mcghee
2. Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan
3. The scorpio races by Maggie Stiefvater
4. Where'd you go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
5. Mark of the dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
6. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
7. The Fault in our stars by John Green
8. Never Ending by  Martyn Bedford
9. The mirk and the midnight hour by Jane Nickerson
10. Hush Puppy by Lisa Cresswell

Chapter books:

1. Ophelia and the marvelous boy by Karen Foxlee
2. Here Lies Linc by Delia Ray
3. Fortunetely the milk by Neil Gaiman
4. Doll Bones by Holly Black
5. Curse of the warmbloods by Suzanne Collins
6. Secret Hum of a daisy by Tracy Holczer
7. Winterling by Sarah Prineas
8. Palace Beautiful by Sarah Deford Williams
9. Laugh at the moon by Shana Burg
10. The mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

I have a hard time choosing each year and can never get it down to just a few.  Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

wonderful! in your Adult category, I really loved your #4 (read a previous year) but had to DNF #5 - maybe because I tried it as audio! here is my own list, with different categories:

Belle Wong said...

Thirty great reads out of 67 is pretty good! I had a really bad reading year in 2014, so I only have a few books I'd pick as being great reads. Here's to a really good reading year in 2015!