2014 Was a Good Year for Reading!

I’ve always been an avid reader, which I’d like to attribute to my mother – as she used to pay me 1 penny per page of books read (Rob is unwilling to continue on with this tradition).  Four years ago I made a New Years resolution to read 1 book per week for the year and this is still going strong.

I felt like 2013 I read a good number of books that I felt a bit ho-hum for but 2014 made up for it with what seemed like a record breaking 4 & 5 star rated books.  Here are all 52 books, please feel free to click on my Goodreads widget (or friend me on Goodreads!) to see the full reviews!

5 Stars

  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Fiction – Top recommended book of 2014
  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes. Memoir
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Fiction
  • At Home by Heston Blumenthal. Cookbook
  • The First Fifteen LIves of Harry August by Claire North. Fiction
  • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henken. Youth
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio. YA
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Fiction

4 Stars

  • Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Hector Tobar.   Non-fiction
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris.  Memoir
  • All the LIght We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Fiction
  • We Were LIars by E. Lockhart. Fiction
  • An Astronaut’s Guide to LIfe on Earth by Chris Hadfield.  Memoir
  • Empty Mansions: The Mysterious LIfe of Huguette Clark and the Spending of Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman. Non-fiction
  • What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Fiction
  • Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lo. YA
  • Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lo. YA
  • Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lo. YA
  • Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games by Lopez Lomong. Memoir
  • Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. Fiction
  • The Lightening Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riorden. YA
  • The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson #2) by Rick Riorden. YA
  • The TItans Cure (Percy Jackson #3) by Rick Riorden. YA
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson #4) by Rick Riorden. YA
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. FIction
  • Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik. FIction
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. YA
  • Dark Places by GIllian Flynn. Fiction
  • The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. FIction
  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

3 Stars

  • One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak.  Short stories
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Memoir
  • The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass. YA
  • The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass. YA
  • The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass. YA
  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCeight. YA
  • The Devil’s Grin by Annelie Wendeberg. FIction
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith. Fiction/ Mysetry
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman. YA
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell. Fiction
  • Lost and Found by Brooke Davis. Fiction
  • The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson #5) by Rick Riordan. YA
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. HIstorical Fiction
  • The Husband’s Secret by LIane Moriarity. Fiction
  • The Last Runaway by Travy Chevalier. Fiction
  • Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

2 Stars

  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt.  Fiction
  • Mermaids in Paradise by Chris Hadfield. Fiction
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. Fiction
  • The CIrcle by Dave Eggers. Fiction
  • The Triple Package by Amy Chua. Non-fiction

1 Star

  • The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Walker.  Total suck-dom
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