Thursday, January 01, 2015

Books Read in 2014


1. Ancient Egypt: Everyday Life in the Land of the Nile - R. Brier and H. Hobbs
2. Somewhere in France - Jennifer Robson
3. The Children's Paul: A Life of St. Paul for Young People - J. G. Stevenson
4. Someone Else's Love Story - Joshilyn Jackson
5. See Inside An Egyptian Town - ed. by R. J. Unstead
6. Brain: The Man Who Wrote the Book that Changed the World - Dermot Davis
7. The Dancing Master - Julie Klassen
8. Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab - Pflugfelder and Hockensmith
9. Vampires in the Lemon Grove - Karen Russell
10. The Gods of Heavenly Punishment - Jennifer Cody Epstein
11. A Star for Mrs. Blake - April Smith
12. Lost Lake - Sarah Addison Allen
13. Dept. of Speculation - Jenny Offill
14. This Dark Road to Mercy - Wiley Cash


15. Spy Smuggler: Paul Lelaud, France, 1942-44 - Jim Eldridge
16. The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
17. On Such a Full Sea - Chang-Rae Lee
18. Is That My Cat? - Jonathan Allen
19. Who's in the Tree? - Craig Shuttlewood
20. Why Does Earth Spin? and other questions about our planet - Mary Kay Carson
21. Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage - Pflugfelder and Hockensmith
22. Who Were the American Pioneers? and other questions about Western Expansion - Martin W. Sandler
23. The Making of a Marchioness (or Emily Fox Seton), parts 1 and 2 - Frances Hodgson Burnett
24. The Returned - Jason Mott
25. Fallen Beauty - Erika Robuck
26. How Does a Seed Sprout? and other questions about plants - Melissa Stewart
27. How Does the Ear Hear? and other questions about senses - Melissa Stewart
28. How Does a Caterpillar Become a Butterfly? and other questions about butterflies - M. Stewart
29. What Was America's Deadliest War? and other questions about the Civil War - Martin W. Sandler
30. Redshirts - John Scalzi
31. The Big Needle - Ken Follett


32. Shadows in the Sun - Gayathri Ramprasad
33. A History of the World with Google Earth - Penny Worms and William Ing
34. Goodnight Songs - Margaret Wise Brown
35. The Taste of Apple Seeds - Katharina Hegena
36. Logopolis by Christopher H. Bidmead
37. Children's Wartime Diaries: Secret Writings from the Holocaust and WWII, ed. by Laurel Holliday
38. The Riverman - Aaron Starmer
39. The Martian - Andy Weir
40. Savage Harvest - Carl Hoffman
41. A Hundred Summers - Beatriz Williams
42. Mr. Owita's Guide to Gardening - Carol Wall
43. You Can Date Boys When You're 40 - Dave Barry
44. Countdown City - Ben H. Winters
45. The Heaven of Animals - David James Poissant


46. Itch Rocks - Simon Mayo
47. 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Germany - Steven Pressman
48. Tooth and Claw - Jim Arnosky
49. The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga (1-paragraph description w/in text)
50. Femininity - Susan Brownmiller (brief mention)
51. How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon
52. Ode to Childhood, ed. by Lucy Gray
53. The Accidental Caregiver - Gregor Collins
54. A Single Breath - Lucy Clarke
55. The Other Typist - Suzanne Rindell
56. Where the Cypress Whispers - Yvette Manessis Corporon
57. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
58. Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost, ed. by Gary D. Schmidt, illus. by Henri Sorensen
59. Poetry for Young People: African-American Poetry
60. Birds of America (stories) - Lorrie Moore (1-paragraph description w/in text)
61. Fidelity (poems) - Grace Paley


62. Fact or Fib 2 - Kathy Furgang
63. I'm Not Cute - Jonathan Allen
64. For Such a Time - Kate Breslin
65. Fact or Fib - Kathy Furgang
66. Outrageous Fortune - Anthony Russell
67. Delicious! - Ruth Reichl
68. We Were Liars - E. Lockhart
69. Acts of God - Ellen Gilchrist
70. All the Birds, Singing - Evie Wyld
71. Echo Boy - Matt Haig
72. Pigs in Heaven - Barbara Kingsolver
73. Don't Try to Find Me - Holly Brown
74. One Night in Winter - Simon Sebag Montefiore
75. Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea - Lisa and Valerie Martin
76. The Forgotten Seamstress - Liz Trenow


77. Half Bad - Sally Green
78. Solsbury Hill - Susan M. Wyler
79. The Hurricane Sisters - Dorothea Benton Frank
DNF: I'm Nobody - Alex Marestaing
80. The Humans - Matt Haig
81. Bark - Lorrie Moore
82. Incendiary Girls - Kodi Scheer
83. The Longest Way Home - Andrew McCarthy (reread)
84. The Scatter Here is Too Great - Bilal Tanweer
85. Time and Again - Jack Finney (reread)
86. World of Trouble - Ben H. Winters
87. In the Sea There Are Crocodiles - Fabio Geda
88. Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle - Pflugfelder and Hockensmith
89. Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore - Richards, Mann, Finch and Morris


90. Boy, Snow, Bird - Helen Oyeyemi
91. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair - Joel Dicker
92. Parsons Green - Fiona Bagley
93. Landing Gear - Kate Pullinger
94. The Half Life of Molly Pierce - Katrina Leno
95. The Paramedics - James O. Page
96. Goodnight June - Sarah Jio
97. Atlas: Poems - Katrina Vandenberg
98. The Transcriptionist - Amy Rowland
99. Rescue - Anita Shreve
100. Run, Don't Walk - Adele Levine, PT
101. Monster Party - Annie Bach
102. Calvin Look Out! - Jennifer Berne
103. My Drunk Kitchen - Hannah Hart


104. If You Ask Me - Betty White
105. My Custom Van - Michael Ian Black
106. Dinosaur Numbers - Paul Stickland
107. Dinosaur Colors - Paul Stickland
108. Dinosaur Opposites - Paul Stickland
109. Dinosaur Shapes - Paul Stickland
110. Why Did T-Rex Have Short Arms? - Melissa Stewart
111. The Future for Curious People - Gregory Sherl
112. The Color of Fire - Ann Rinaldi
113. The Story Hour - Thrity Umrigar
114. Param├ędico - Benjamin Gilmour
115. Why is the Sea Salty? - Benjamin Richmond
116. How Strong is an Ant? - Mary Kay Carson
117. Ghost Hunting - Hawes, Wilson, Friedman
118. Season of the Dragonflies - Sarah Creech
119. The Time Fetch - Amy Herrick
120. 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas - Marie-Helene Bertino
121. Dinosaur Farm - Frann Preston-Gannon
122. Second Form at Malory Towers - Enid Blyton


123. Spillover - David Quammen
124. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
125. Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson - Frances Schoolmaker Bolin and Chi Chung (brief mention only)
126. The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell
127. Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling - Eileen Gillooly and Jim Sharpe (brief mention)
128. Belches, Burps and Farts - Oh, My! - Artie Bennett
129. A Survival Guide for Life - Bear Grylls
130. Tomorrow We Die - Shawn Grady
131. Puzzlehead - James Yang
132. I Am Neurotic (and so are you) - Lianna Kong
133. Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During WWII - Martin W. Sandler
134. Monument 14 - Emmy Laybourne
135. Monument 14: Sky on Fire - Emmy Laybourne
136. Lock In - John Scalzi
137. Fallen Angels - Walter Dean Myers
138. Boxers - Gene Luen Yang
139. Saints - Gene Luen Yang
140. The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
141. Me On the Floor, Bleeding - Jenny Jagerfeld


142. Not My Father's Son - Alan Cumming
143. Bringing Out the Dead - Joe Connelly
144. The Giver - Lois Lowry
145. Momosas - Paul Knorr
146. Ballistics - Billy Collins
147. Big Fish - Daniel Wallace
148. Doreen - Barbara Noble
149. Friend of My Youth - Alice Munro
150. Indian Boyhood - Charles A. Eastman


151. The Yeti Files #1: Meet the Bigfeet - Kevin Sherry
152. Deep Shelter - Oliver Harris
153. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
154. The Hollow Man - Oliver Harris
155. The Guest Cat - Takashi Hiraide
156. A Cornish Affair - Liz Fenwick
157. The Evergreen Bride (novella) - Pam Hillman
158. The Cat in the Window and Other Stories of the Cats We Love, ed. by Callie Smith Grant
159. HitRecord TV Books (set of 9) to accompany Season 1 of HitRecord TV - J. Gordon-Levitt et al
160. Reservoir Cats - Penel Ashworth
161. Heart in the Right Place - Carolyn Jourdan


162. Dancing with Mistletoe (novella) - Leslie Wells
163. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo
164. Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty
165. The Night Before Christmas - Clement C. Moore and Tom Browning
166. The Great Reindeer Rebellion - L. Trumbauer and J. Ho
167. A Pirate's Night Before Christmas - Philip Yates and Sebastia Serra
168. When, When, When Will It Be Christmas? - Cathy MacLennan
169. What Makes a Tornado Twist? - Mary Kay Carson
170. The Christmas Bus - Melody Carlson
171. The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
172. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
173. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

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  1. Wow. That's a lot of books.

    1. It's a little misleading, since I read quite a few children's books but, yeah, plenty. :) I lowered my goal for 2015 significantly so I won't feel bad about taking my time reading chunksters. I'm reading Parade's End, right now, and I can see this one is going to take me quite some time to finish!

  2. Wow you read more than I did, and I had a good year!

    1. Quantity-wise it looks pretty terrific, yep. But, this wasn't my biggest year, believe it or not! I went through several tremendous slumps and a lot of those books were children's books. So, it looks better than it was. :)

  3. I was surprised to see "The Wind in the Willows" on the list. That's really old now and was popular when I was very young.

    1. Yes, it's one I never got to early in life. I don't know if it's considered a classic but it was one of the books on my classics shelves, which I dip into when I need a change of pace and the reliability of something old and beautifully written. I loved it.


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