13 January 2015

Books read in 2014

Again, I didn't read as much as I'd like, nor write as much as I wish this last year. I did re-engage with audio books thanks to my brother's recommendation of Steve Martin's memoir. I also read more nonfiction than usual which you may recall is not my favorite and often slows me down. That being said, The Gift of Fear was fascinating and I wish I could articulate even a smidge of Fast Thinking Slow Thinking. Perhaps you too will find something new to try. 

1. Six Years, harlan corben, New England, ****
2. Gift of Fear, gavin de becker, nonfiction ****
3. The torah codes, ezra barany, N ca and israel, **
4. A Duty to the Dead, Charles Todd, WWI, ****
5. Board Member Orientation, the concise guide, Michael Batts, nonfiction
6. Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, **** nonfiction WWII
7. Maltese Falcon, dashiel hammett, 1950s CA, ****
8. Every Secret Thing, Laura Lippman, Baltimore, ***
9. The Attack,  Yasmina Khandra, Israel, Palestine, **
10. Chasing the Storm, Martin Molsted, Germany, greece, Russia, Cyprus ****
11. Be mine, Rick Mofina, **, san Francisco
12. Paradise of thieves' gk chesterton, italy, short story
13. Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett, medieval UK***
14. Wings, Juliet Kincaid, fairytale mystery (beta read) ****
15. Where'd you go, Bernadette, Marie Semple, Seattle ****
16. Born standing up, Steve Martin, autobiog, ****
17. Gilead, Marilynne Robinson, Kansas and Iowa 1950ish, ****, not mystery, Pulitzer Prize winner 2005
18. A test of Wills, Charles Todd, after WW I in UK, ****
19. Bossypants, Tina Fey, biography,***
20. A Butterfly Forest,  Tom Lowe, Florida Ocala FoRest **
21. Shawshank Redemption, Stephen King, novella, *****
22. I feel bad about my neck, Nora Ephron, memoir, ****
23. Private, James Patterson & Maxine Paetro, LA/CA, ***
24. Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, Daniel Kahneman, Psychology 
25. Healing thru Humor, Joke book, Charles Hunter
26.  Let's Pretend This Never Happened, a mostly true memoir, Jenny Lawson, **** hilarious but rough. Don't read this with your mom, unless she swears a lot. 
27. Monkeewrench, PJ Tracy, st. paul, mn, ***
28. In the bleak midwinter, Julia spencer-Fleming, upper NY small town, ****
29. Hurt people hurt people, Sandra Wilson, psychology nonfiction ***
30. Citizen insane, Karen Cantwell, USA, ***.5

1 comment:

  1. Even in a year where your list is shorter than usual, it easily eclipses what I read in a year.

    I almost got Bossypants for Golden, but to me it seemed like one of those books that you think you're going to read and never get past the first chapter.