Annette's 2014 Book Winners
Below are the books I have read in 2014. You can read reviews on almost all of them. I’ve noted the ones that stood out as my favorites. Favorites is a hard game to play, and I wanted to mark so many more that stood out, but in the end I bit the bullet and only chose the top two or three in a category. As a side note, just because I didn’t write a review on the book, doesn’t mean I didn’t like it.
Click on the titles to read the reviews.
Babayaga by Toby Barlow
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The Chili Queen by Sandra Dallas
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson
This charming book rocketed up to win my “favorite book of the year award.”
Heartburn by Nora Ephron
The Hundred-FootJourney by Richard C. Morais
The J.M. Barrie Ladies' Swimming Society by Barbara Zitwer
Lady at the O.K.Corral by Ann Kirschner
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
A Long Way Down Nick Hornby
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Painted Girls Cathy Marie Buchanan
Serendipity by Louise Shaffer
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Gabrielle Zevin
This book rises to sit among the favorites.
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
by Maria Semple
Another star of 2014.
This category is a win/win situation. Both books were great and I can’t decide if one was better than the other.
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah
Great book. If you enjoyed The Glass Castle, there’s a good chance you’ll like this book.
I Guess I Missed the Boat by Barry Finlay
Two Wheels North by Evelyn McDaniel Gibb
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson (Short story)
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde (Short story)
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Play)
by Washington Irving (Short story)
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (Short story)
Short and unusual, this book was a like discovering an odd treasure. I liked the originality of it.
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (Play)
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
No surprise here, I’ve read and reviewed this book twice. It’s one of my favorites of all time, so naturally it lands as number one on my classics list of 2014.