Friday, 2 January 2015

Turning the Pages 2014

My annual list of the books I`ve read throughout 2014. Here are my previous reading lists for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. I'd recommend all these books, except the ones I didn't finish!

I discovered American authors Billie Letts and Chevy Stevens.... both authors set their novels in America, which usually doesn't appeal to me as it's not part of my growing up.... but I really enjoyed their books.

Canadian authors in RED.... not many this year.

January
The Honk and Holler Opening Soon - Billie Letts
Heartbreak Hotel - Deborah Moggach
The Buffalo Soldier - Chris Bohjalian
February
The Illicit Happiness of Other People - Manu Joseph. Did not finish.
Made in the USA - Billie Letts
Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
March
Martin Sloane - Michael Redhill
Lies of Silence - Brian Moore
The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope - Rhonda Riley Loved this book!
Where the Heart Is - Billie Letts
The House I Loved - Tatiana de Rosnay
April
The Weekend Man - Richard B Wright. Boring. Nothing happened.
The Magician's Wife - Brian Moore
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year - Sue Townsend
Shoot the Moon - Billie Letts
May
The Headmaster's Wager - Vincent Lam About Cambodia and Vietnam
Secret Daughter - Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Princess Masako, Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne - Ben Hills
June
The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
The Pink Suit - Nicole Mary Kelby. Did not finish.
Flying Charger - Sara Gruen
Always Watching - Chevy Stevens
July
The Light Between Oceans - M.L.Stedman Loved this book!
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures - Vincent Lam
Still Missing - Chevy Stevens
The Worst Thing I've Done - Ursula Hegi. Did not finish.
Black Robe - Brian Moore
That Night - Chevy Stevens
August
The Coral Thief - Rebecca Stott
Always Watching - Chevy Stevens
Never Knowing - Chevy Stevens
Gentlemen and Players - Joanne Harris
The Queen of the Tambourine - Jane Gardam. Weird.
The Cleaner of Chartres - Salley Vickers
Peaches for Monsieur Cure - Joanne Harris
Sleep Pale Sister - Joanne Harris
The Bone Seeker - M.J.McGrath
September
Dancing Backwards - Salley Vickers
With No One as Witness - Elizabeth George
The Red Queen - Phillipa Gregory
The Stone Boy - Sophie Loubiere
October
Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones
Strange Affair - Peter Robinson
The Kingmaker's Daughter - Philippa Gregory
The Wreckage - Michael Crummey
November
Caught - Lisa Moore
Where I Belong - Alan Doyle
December
Death Comes to Pemberley - P.D.James (A Pride and Prejudice murder mystery story)
The Lifeboat - Charlotte Rogan
Blood and Beauty - Sarah Dunant. Did not finish.
The White Princess - Philippa Gregory
Longbourn - Jo Baker (Upstairs Downstairs style Pride and Prejudice story)

Ready on the bedside table: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

9 comments:

Dumdad said...

Interesting list. There are quite a few authors I've never heard of so will check them out.

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Happy New Year.
I hope your cold is better.

photowannabe said...

Boy, I'm so out of the reading loop. I don't know why....maybe too many senior moments now.
I really need to get back to such a wonderful pastime.
Thanks for the list.

Hilary said...

I've enjoyed a few of the same books. I'm going to have to explore more of your reading list now!

I like Letts also and have read them all. The Illicit Happiness of Other People is one that I quite enjoyed though it nearly lost me at one point.. it got much better again. I have to agree with you about The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope.. my favourite book of the year. From your list, I've also read and enjoyed Secret Daughter and The 100 Year Old Man.. etc.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like August was your best month for reading lots of books. :)

Tomoko said...

Wish you and your family the best for 2015!
Tomoko

Xtreme English said...

Most interesting list of books. I've read (and seen video of) SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS. Fascinated that, as the days grow longer, you seem to spend more time reading books! Me, too.

I haven't read the J.K. Rowling you did. Just finished one called SILKWORM by her pseudonymous Robert Galbraith. Absolutely HATED it. goddess. How could she do this to us??

Scriptor Senex said...

I've read a couple of those but there are a lot more that haver gone on my (enormous) to be read list. Hope you are feeling better and ready to face the New Year.

Kathleen's Blog said...

Hi there....I realize now how out of the reading loop I've fallen. Hubby just retired in September and we have moved to a little town just outside of St. John's for my work, so I guess that's a good reason/excuse....for now!!
LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! I'll be back :)