Books I’ve Read in 2014

(in red: I really enjoy it!)

January 2014
1. Dancing with Cranes – Alison Ballance
2. The Honk and Holler Opening Soon – Billie Letts
3. Quantum Wellness – Kathy Freston
4. The Sonderberg Case – Elie Wiesel
5. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters – Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
6. Beneath the Lion’s Gaze – Maaza Mengiste
7. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – Amy Chua
8. Behind the Beautiful Forevers – Katherine Boo
9. Every Breath You Take – Ann Rule
10. Being a Green Mother – Piers Anthony
11. Three Bags Full – Leonie Swann

February 2014
12. I Want to Kill the Dog – Richard M. Cohen
13. The Pawprints of History – Stanley Coren
14. The Vintage Caper – Peter Mayle
15. Speak: Children’s Book Illustrators Brag About Their Dogs – Michael J. Rosen
16. The Wikipedia Revolution – Andrew Lih
17. Giant George – Dave Nasser
18. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking – Malcolm Gladwell
19. Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant – Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
20. Brida – Paulo Coelho
21. Pour Your Heart Into it – Howard Schultz

March 2014
22. My Stroke of Insight – Jill Bolte Taylor
23. Blindness – Jose Saramago
24. The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf – Mohja Kahf
25. Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
26. Pecked to Death by Ducks – Tim Cahill
27. The Elephant Vanishes – Haruki Murakami
28. For Love of Evil – Piers Anthony .

April 2014
29. Salt Fish Girl – Larissa Lai
30. The Taste of Conquest – Michael Krondl
31. Twelve by Twelve – William Powers
32. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There – Catherynne M. Valente
33. Plum Wine – Angela Davis-Gardner
34. Vampire Hunter D, Vol. 1 – Hideyuki Kikuchi
35. I’m Nobody! Who Are You? – Emily Dickinson
36. Cinderellis and the Glass Hill – Gail Carson Levine
37. My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under the Taliban – Latifa
38. The Death of Vishnu – Manil Suri

May 2014
39. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J. K. Rowling
40. When We Were Orphans – Kazuo Ishiguro
41. An Ordinary Man – Paul Rusesabagina
42. Deja Demon – Julie Kenner
43. The Pleasure of My Company – Steve Martin
44. The Amulet of Samarkand – Jonathan Stroud
45. Big Wig – Kathleen Krull
46. Tree of Heaven – R. C. Binstock
47. The Man Who Ate Everything – Jeffrey Steingarten
48. The Scandel of the Season – Sophie Gee
49. A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

June 2014
50. The Time Paradox – Eoin Colfer
51. The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling
52. Babylon by Bus – Ray LeMoine, Jeff Neumann
53. The Book of Lost Fragrances – M. J. Rose
54. Ray Troll’s Shocking Fish Tales – Ray Troll, Bradford Matsen
55. Kittens of Boxville – Ryosuke Handa, Yoneo Morita
56. Once Upon a Time in the North – Philip Pullman
57. White Fang – Jack London
58. The Book of Chameleons – Jose Eduardo Agualusa
59. Dog Eat Dog – Jane Stern, Michael Stern
60. The Night Bookmobile – Audrey Niffenegger
61. Tender Morsels – Margo Lanagan
62. Village Of Stone – Xiaolu Guo

July 2014
63. Discordia – Dena Salmon
64. Mortician Diaries – June Nadle
65. The Book of Beer – Ariel Books
66. The Museum of Innocence – Orhan Pamuk
67. Handle with Care – Jodi Picoult
68. Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks
69. The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted – Elizabeth Berg
70. The Long Quiche Goodbye – Avery Aames

August 2014
71. Encore Provence – Peter Mayle
72. The Fly-Truffler – Gustaf Sobin
73. Midnight in Austenland – Shannon Hale
74. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Jean-Dominique Bauby
75. Autobiography of a Face – Lucy Grealy
76. Pictures of Hollis Woods – Patricia Reilly Giff
77. The Reluctant Mullah – Sagheer Afzal
78. The Reindeer People – Piers Vitebsky
79. Outlander (part 1) – Diana Gabaldon
80. Victory of Eagles – Naomi Novik
81. The Time Keeper – Mitch Albom

September 2014
82. House of Houses – Pat Mora
83. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
84. The Book of Unholy Mischief – Elle Newmark
85. Out of the Dust – Karen Hesse
86. Women of the Silk – Gail Tsukiyama
87. The Bizarre Truth – Andrew Zimmern
88. It Sleeps in Me – Kathleen O’Neal Gear
89. Lily’s Crossing – Patricia Reilly Giff
90. Mixed Vegetables , Vol. 1-4 – Ayumi Komura
91. The Golem’s Eye – Jonathan Stroud
92. God’s Photo Album – Shelly Mecum
93. The Lost Art of Mixing – Erica Bauermeister

October 2014
94. Marie Antoinette: The Journey – Antonia Fraser
95. Touch the Top of the World – Erik Weihenmayer
96. The Billionaire’s Vinegar – Benjamin Wallace
97. The Last Town on Earth – Thomas Mullen
98. Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg – Gail Carson Levine
99. Replay – Ken Grimwood
100. Girls of Riyadh – Rajaa Alsanea
101. At Her Majesty’s Request: An African Princess in Victorian England – Walter Dean Myers
102. What?: Are These the 20 Most Important Questions in Human History–Or is This a Game of 20 Questions? – Mark Kurlansky
103. The Last Brother – Nathacha Appanah
104. The Snow Goose – Paul Gallico
105. Sumo – Thien Pham
106. The Ghost Map – Steven Johnson
107. Angel – Erica Sakurazawa
108. Nightlight – The Harvard Lampoon

November 2014
109. Skin And Bone – Hideshi Hino
110. The Book of Madness and Cures – Regina O’Melveny
111. Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper – Fuchsia Dunlop
112. Life After Life – Kate Atkinson
113. The Scent of God – Beryl Singleton Bissell
114. Dreams of Joy – Lisa See
115. Everything She Ever Wanted – Ann Rule
116. The Education of a British-Protected Child – Chinua Achebe
117. Trident K9 Warriors – Mike Ritland
118. The Witch of Portobello – Paulo Coelho
119. Javatrekker – Dean Cycon
120. Latitude Zero – Gianni Guadalupi, Antony Shugaar
121. Never Suck A Dead Man’s Hand – Dana Kollmann
122. Ptolemy’s Gate – Jonathan Stroud
123. F U, Penguin: Telling Cute Animals What’s What – Matthew Gasteier
124. Letters from Angel – Martin P. Levin
125. Horseradish – Lemony Snicket
126. Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun – Wess Roberts

December 2014
127. Of Love and Other Demons – Gabriel Garcia Marques
128. Celebrations – Maya Angelou
129. Debt: The First 5,000 Years – David Graeber
130. America on Six Rubles a Day – Yakov Smirnoff
131. My Invented Country – Isabel Allende
132. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us – Seth Godin
133. Moms: NPR Driveway Moments – Various
134. Eats, Shoots & Leaves – Lynne Truss
135. Keyboard Conversations – Jeffrey Siegel
136. I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree – Laura Hillman
137. Eating Vegetarian, Learning Buddhism – Master Wei Jei
138. The Power of Less – Leo Babauta
139. Strange Weather in Tokyo – Hiromi Kawakami
140. A Brother’s Journey – Richard Pelzer
141. Haiku for the Single Girl – Beth Griffenhagen
142. Lies My Teacher Told Me – James W. Loewen
143. Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling – Ross King
144. On Bullshit – Harry G. Frankfurt
145. In the Small – Michael Hague
146. Time and Tide: A Walk Through Nantucket – Frank Conroy
147. Ten Poems to Set You Free – Roger Housden
148. The Final Warning – James Patterson
149. The Best Advice I Ever Got – Katie Couric

My Top Ten of 2014

The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling
The Man Who Ate Everything – Jeffrey Steingarten
Vampire Hunter D, Vol. 1 – Hideyuki Kikuchi
The Death of Vishnu – Manil Suri
Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper – Fuchsia Dunlop
The Pawprints of History – Stanley Coren
The Sonderberg Case – Elie Wiesel
Blindness – Jose Saramago
The Bizarre Truth – Andrew Zimmern
Javatrekker – Dean Cycon

Some Useless Statistics:
Bookcrossing Books: 103 Non-BC Books: 46
Fiction: 76 Non Fiction: 73

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