Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Top Ten Books of 2014

I had the privilege of reading a lot of great books this year. 
The following list includes the books that I just couldn't stop talking about or thinking about 
or in some cases, dreaming about.
They moved me or entertained. Made me laugh or thrilled. Taught me something or fascinated.

 We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
'Read my review *here*

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Read my review *here*

Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen
Read my review *here*

The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
Read my review *here*

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
Read my review *here*

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
Read my review *here*

The Wife, The Maid and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
Read my review *here*

Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera
Read my review *here*

Wake by Anna Hope
Read my review *here*

Gemini by Carol Cassella
Read my review *here*

The following are books that I read and loved this year but did not come out in 2014.

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Serena by Ron Rash
Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand


Ashley Walker said...

I have only read 3 of those books! I better get busy!

Sarah's Book Shelves said...

We have a couple of overlaps on our lists: Wife, Maid, Mistress and We Are Not Ourselves made my Best Debuts list. I've also heard great things about the Anna Quindlen...my aunt loves her books! I have yet to try her, but would like to.

Anonymous said...

It's always hard to pick books for the "lists". However, you chose some excellent ones...with some I have not read. I read each review because I just love the way you write! So, I've added Evergreen and The Snow Child, because I haven't read those and am quite curious about them. I've recent enjoyed reading books with a magical/fantasy element to them. Like you, I can't travel. However, books that can transport to another time, place, even new realm, are books I have enjoyed lately. Thanks so much!! xx