Where's the book?

Monday, January 5, 2015

All the books I read in 2014

Here's the list, in chronological order, starting back in January:

  1. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  2. Someone by Alice McDermott *
  3. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel *
  4. The Boy Who Went Away by Eli Gottlieb
  5. The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth Silver
  6. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Store
  7. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles *
  8. Little Failure by Gary Schteyngart *
  9. Straight Man by Richard Russo
  10. The Reef by Edith Wharton
  11. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger *
  12. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson *
  13. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger *
  14. Citizens of London by Lynne OIson
  15. Dr. Wortle’s School by Anthony Trollope
  16. Zoli by Column McCann
  17. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud *
  18. Longbourn by Jo Baker *
  19. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote *
  20. Time and Again by Jack Finney
  21. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  22. The Book of Salt by Monica Truong
  23. How to Be Good by Nick Hornby
  24. Whose Body? By Dorothy Sayers *
  25. Lady Susan by Jane Austen
  26. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner *
  27. Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
  28. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier *
  29. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  30. Roman Fever and Other Stories by Edith Wharton (also Omicidio alla Moda)
  31. A Guilty Thing Surprised by Ruth Rendell
  32. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  33. ½ of The Luminaries by Elinor Catton
  34. The Emperor’s Children by Clair Messud
  35. The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer
  36. Bartleby the Scrivener * and Benito Cerino by Herman Melville
  37. When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson
  38. What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  39. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  40. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  41. Colorless Tsukuru Tasaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruka Murakami *
  42. The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty
  43. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
  44. We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas *
  45. The Steppe and The Duel* by Anton Chekhov
  46. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel *
  47. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters * and Seymour an Introduction by J.D. Salinger
  48. My Brilliant Friend by Elana Ferrante
  49. The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
  50. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
  51. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  52. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
  53. Offcomer by Jo Baker
The ones with asterisks are those I particularly liked. My favorites? We Are Not Ourselves, Station Eleven, In Cold Blood, and Crossing to Safety. Two old, two new. How tidy. All quite different -- a post-apocolypic adventure, a rich family saga, a non-fiction crime novel, and a powerful story of friendship and marriage. But all have compelling characters, fascinating narratives, and beautiful, moving language. It was a good year. Onward!

No comments:

Post a Comment