Books of 2014

In 2014, I read 71 books throughout the course of the year! For the last several years, I have always set a goal of reading 52+ books per year, and I’m happy I was able to surpass that goal again. Believe me, having a 45 minute metro commute (each way!) helps get a good amount of quality reading time in! Anyway, I devoured so many interesting, fascinating, well-written books throughout the year, and reading has always brought me so much joy. I’m always grateful that I keep a little handwritten journal of all of the books I’ve read so that I can remember them at the year’s end.  I wanted to share with you some of the best books I read in 2014…


Top Ten Books of 2014

  • The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
  • The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
  • Bread and Wine & Cold Tangerines, Shauna Niequist
  • Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, Jan Karon
  • Edge of Eternity, Ken Follett
  • Radical, David Platt
  • The Hundred Foot Journey, Richard C. Morais

Favorite re-reads:

  • A Prayer for Owen Meany
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • East of Eden
  • The Secret Garden
  • Anne of Green Gables

Favorite new authors from this year:

  • Shauna Neiquist
  • Liane Moriarty
  • Jojo Moyes
  • Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

Some additional great book recommendations from 2014:

  • The Painted Girls
  • Beautiful Ruins
  • Serena
  • Mrs. Poe
  • The Goldfinch
  • The Lowland
  • The House I Loved
  • The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen
  • Wild
  • Flat Water Tuesday
  • One Plus One
  • Happiness at Home
  • Frog Music
  • Big Little Lies
  • 7
  • The Mockingbird Next Door
  • The Vacationers
  • Start Something that Matters
  • State of Wonder
  • An Invisible Thread

What do you think of my book recommendations?! Do you wholeheartedly agree or disagree with any of my superlative picks? I would love to hear your thoughts!

What books are on your 2015 reading list? I can’t wait to get started with some new books soon… my queue at the library is filling up quickly!

A year ago, I wrote about my favorite (and least favorite) books of 2013, so be sure to check out that post with many other books recommendations and thoughts!

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