Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 Reading List

Just before sunrise is so beautiful. I love this time of day. So quiet and peaceful before the bustle of the day.

Amanda inspires me with all her lists. I love lists too. At the end of last year she wrote her list of books she hoped to read in the new year and that inspired me to keep one for 2014. I'm so glad I did. I like looking back and seeing what I accomplished on the reading front!

::Arcadia by Lauren Groff
::If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland
::One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez
::Knitting Yarns by Ann Hood
::Still Writing by Dani Shapiro
::The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
::Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist
::Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
::Slow Motion by Dani Shapiro
::My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell
::The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler
::Shirt of Flame by Heather King
::Help Thanks Wow by Anne Lamott
::The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
::Still Life with Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen
::The Other Story by Tatiana De Rosnay
::7 Secrets of Confession by Vinny Flynn
::Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
::A Prayer Journal by Flannery O'Connor
::The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
::The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
::Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver
::Benediction by Kent Haruf
::The Secret Life of Violent Grant by Beatriz Williams
::Stitches by Anne Lamott
::Someone by Alice McDermott
::The Little Oratory by David Clayton & Lelila Lawler
::Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler 
::The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
::Divisadero by Michal Ondaatje
::The Book Thief by Markuys Zusak
::One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
::Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
::The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst
::The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
::Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
::The Artists Way by Julia Cameron
::Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
::No Plot? No Problem by Chris Baty
::Stoner by John Williams
::Goodnight June by Sarah Jio
::Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer
::One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

2014 was a pretty good year for reading!


  1. Great list Jen and happy new year!

  2. what an achievement - any favourites?

  3. I'd say that is a fantastic year! Puts my 21 books to shame, but 2015 look out!!! I have reading plans!

  4. Some of my favorites. Crossing to Safety, Divisadero, The Year of Magical Thinking. What a great reading year!

  5. durr… my comment got cut off. :) i was SAYING — i am always straining to remember where i read this or that; maybe keeping a list will help! :)

    hope you have a WONDERFUL reading year! xoxoxo


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