A Year In Books {2014}

For the past four years, I’ve set and kept the same resolution – read at least 25 books a year (at least 1 a month).

In 2011 I read 26.  In 2012 I read 47; that was the year I read through all of Patricia Cornwell.  Sadly I lost the list for 2013.  And 2014 is listed below…

  1. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls; Essays, Etc. – David Sedaris  (m/f)
  2. Life, On the Line – Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas  (m)
  3. Unraveling Anne – Laurel Saville  (m)
  4. Relish, My Life in the Kitchen – Lucy Knisley  (graphic m)
  5. Resistance – Anita Shreve  (f)
  6. At Home in the World – Joyce Maynard  (m)
  7. Look Me in the Eye; My Life with Asperger’s – John Elder Robinson  (m)
  8. Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journal from Homelessness to Harvard – Liz Murray  (m)
  9. Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl; Tales from an Allergic Life  – Sandra Beasley  (m)
  10. Signs of Life – Natalie Taylor  (m)
  11. Fear Nothing – Lisa Gardner  (f)
  12. The Girl Factory – Karen Dietrich  (m)
  13. Touch and Go – Lisa Gardner  (m)
  14. I Totally Meant to Do That – Jane Borden  (m)
  15. Sex Changes; A Memoir of Marriage, Gender, and Moving On – Christine Benvenuto  (m)
  16. Waiting; The True Confessions of a Waitress – Debra Ginsberg  (m)
  17. Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse – Alida Nugent  (m)
  18. The Crowd Sounds Happy; A Story of Love, Madness, and Baseball – Nicholas Dawidoff  (m)
  19. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands – Chelsea Handler  (m)
  20. Chanel Bonfire – Wendy Lawless  (m)
  21. Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde – Rebecca Dana  (m)
  22. Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles and So-Called Hospitality – Jacob Tomsky  (m)
  23. The Gastronomical Me – MKF Fisher  (m)
  24. The River of Doubt; Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey – Candice Millard  (b)
  25. Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall; How I Learned to Love my Body by Not Looking at It for a Year – Kjerstin Gruys  (m)
  26. Dead Men do Tell Tales; The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist  – Williams R. Maples, PH.D  (m/nf)
  27. Hungry; What Eighty Ravenous Guys Taught Me About Life, Love & the Power of Good Food – Darlene Barnes  (m)
  28. Fault Lines – Nancy Huston  (f)
  29. Her – Christina Parravani  (m)
  30. What the Dog Did; Tales from a Formerly Reluctant Dog Owner – Emily Yoffe  (m)
  31. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling  (m)
  32. Best Food Writing 2013 – Editor Holly Hughes  (nf)
  33. Are You There, Vodka?  It’s Me, Chelsea – Chelsea Handler  (m)
  34. Dead Wrong – Allen Wyler  (f)
  35. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County – Tiffany Baker  (f)
  36. How to Bake a Perfect Life – Barbara O’Neal  (f)
  37. The Man Who Ate Everything – Jeffrey Steingarten  (m/nf)
  38. The Center of Winter – Marya Hornbacher  (f)
  39. Anything That Moves; Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture – Dana Goodyear  (m/nf)
  40. Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese  (f)
  41. Blood, Bones, & Butter – Gabrielle Hamilton  (m)
  42. Mortal Evidence, The forensics behind nine shocking cases – Cyril Wecht, MD, JD  (nf)

42 books for 2014!  Go me!  And this year included some of my new all-time favorites (38, 40, 35, 31, and 5).

How many books do you think you read this year?  Which was your favorite

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