Books Read 2014

Newest on top, aka reverse chronological order 😉
Also, I only count books I’ve read in full. Any that I didn’t finish (which happens very rarely) or that I read only selections from (like short story collections) don’t get added. My star system is explained here.

92. The Places That Scare You, Pema Chödrön*****

91. The Black Lake, Hella S. Haasse****

90. Signs and Wonders, Alix Ohlin****
89. The Will of the Empress, Tamora Pierce****
88. Victorine, Maude Hutchins****
87. I Am Forbidden, Anouk Markovitz****
86. Who Asked You?, Terry McMillan***
85. Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well, Nancy Atherton***
84. The Body at the Tower, Y. S. Lee***

83. Frog Music, Emma Donoghue***
82. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie*****
81. The Closer: My Story, Mariano Rivera**
80. A Spy in the House, Y. S. Lee***
79. The Anatomist’s Apprentice, Tessa Harris**
78. Dragonwings, Laurence Yep**
77. Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northrup****
76. Foreign Affairs, Alison Lurie*****
75. The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton***
74. Bobcat and Other Stories, Rebecca Lee****
73. Lady of Ashes, Christine Trent***
72. His Day is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute, Maya Angelou****
71. The Stone Virgins, Yvonne Vera****

70. The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)***
69. Defiance, Carla Jablonski***
68. The Beautiful Mystery, Louise Penny**
67. Hoot, Carl Hiaasen***
66. Delicious!, Ruth Reichl***
65. The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros****
64. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender***
63. Stingray, Kim Joo-young**
62. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan***
61. Same Difference and Other Stories, Derek Kirk Kim*
60. The Great Divorce, Ilyon Woo***
59. The Good House, Ann Leary***

58. Homeland and Other Stories, Barbara Kingsolver*****
57. A Call to Action, Jimmy Carter**
56. The House Girl, Tara Conklin**
55. The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie***
54. The Crane Wife, Patrick Ness**
53. The Cut, George Pelecanos**
52. Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems, James Baldwin****
51. Heartburn, Nora Ephron****
50. Cress, Marissa Meyer****
49. Heartless, Gail Carriger***
48. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald***
47. Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi****
46. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, David Rakoff**** 
45. Blameless, Gail Carriger***

44. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, Ayana Mathis****
43. My Life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead****
42. A Lady Awakened, Cecilia Grant****
41. Changeless, Gail Carriger***
40. Soulless, Gail Carriger***
39. See You at Harry’s, Jo Knowles***
38. Wedding Night, Sophie Kinsella***
37. Dragonfly in Amber, Diana Gabaldon***
36. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman****
35. A Fighting Chance, Elizabeth Warren****
34. An Untamed State, Roxane Gay****
33. Life in Motion, Misty Copeland****
32. Outlander, Diana Gabaldon***

31. Passing, Nella Larsen****
30. Nine Inches: Stories, Tom Perrotta***
29. My Folks Don’t Want Me to Talk About Slavery, Belinda Hurmence (editor)*****

28. Death of an Artist, Kate Wilhelm**
27. The Art Forger, B.A. Shapiro***
26. Plunder, Mary Anna Evans****
25.  On Such a Full Sea, Chang-rae Lee****

24. Odd Thomas, Dean Koontz***
23. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, M.T. Anderson****
22. Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson****
21. Eve & Adam, Michael Grant***
20. The Chaperone, Laura Moriarty****
19. The Secret History, Donna Tartt****
18. Shatterglass, Tamora Pierce***
17. Cold Fire, Tamora Pierce****

16. Street Magic, Tamora Pierce***
15. Magic Steps, Tamora Pierce***
14. Seeing Through Places, Mary Gordon****
13. Scarlet, Marissa Meyer ***
12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling****
11. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling***
10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling****
9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling****
8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling***
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling***
6. Music: A Very Short Introduction, Nicholas Cook****
5. On the Come Up, Hannah Weyer***
4. The Circle, Dave Eggers***
3. Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen***

2. A Wedding in Haiti, Julia Álvarez****
1. Once Upon a Secret, Mimi Alford**