Jill’s 2014 Book List

2013 felt like a reading disaster for me.  I got nowhere near my goal of sixty books.  Let’s just say I ended up choosing quality over quantity.  Really, I ended up choosing exercise over reading.  This year may be similar, so I’m going to opt for setting my book goal a bit lower for 2014, at forty books, but I reserve the right to change the number if things are going very well (or very poorly) on the reading front.

The first book I finished in 2014 was Crime and Punishment, but I’m leaving that in the 2013 list since I only read about thirty pages of it in 2014.

  1. When the Killing’s Done, T.C. Boyle (My Review)
  2. The Death of Bees, Lisa O’Donnell (My Review)
  3. The Diviners, Libba Bray (My Review)
  4. The Sea, John Banville (My Review)
  5. With or Without You, Domenica Ruta (My Review)
  6. Into the Woods, Kim Harrison (Progress Report #1) (Progress Report #2) (Progress Report #3)
  7. The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, Sebastian Barry (Progress Report #1) (Progress Report #2) (Final Thoughts)
  8. Ever After, Kim Harrison (My Review)
  9. The Undead Pool, Kim Harrison (Progress Report) (My Review)
  10. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra (Pre-reading thoughts) (Progress Report) (Final Thoughts)
  11. The Polished Hoe, Austin Clarke (My Review)
  12. The Round House, Louise Erdrich (My Review)
  13. We are all completely beside ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (My Review)
  14. The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton (Early Thoughts) (Part I thoughts) (Parts II – III thoughts) (Final Thoughts)
  15. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak (Early Thoughts) (Progress Report) (Final Thoughts) (Bethany’s Review)
  16. In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, Matt Bell (My Review)
  17. Here I Go Again, Jen Lancaster (My Review)
  18. Brewster, Mark Slouka (Early Thoughts) (Progress Report) (Final Thoughts)
  19. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, Maggie O’Farrell (My Review)
  20. Life After Life, Kate Atkinson (Progress Report 1) (Progress Report 2) (Final Thoughts)
  21. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon  (Progress Report 1) (Progress Report 2) (Progress Report 3) (Final Thoughts)
  22. The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd  (Progress Report) (Final Thoughts)
  23. The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer  (Progress Report) (Final Thoughts)
  24. Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell (My Review)
  25. The Book of Life, Deborah Harkness (My Review) (Bethany’s First Progress Report) (Bethany’s Second Progress Report) (Bethany’s Final Thoughts)
  26. The Childhood of Jesus, J.M. Coetzee (Progress Report) (Final Thoughts)
  27. The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy  (Progress Report 1) (Progress Report 2) (Final Thoughts)
  28. Outlander, Diana Gabaldon (Progress Report 1) (Progress Report 2) (Final Thoughts)
  29. The Witch with No Name, Kim Harrison (My Review)
  30. The Folded Earth, Anuradha Roy (Progress Report) (Final Thoughts)
  31. Prince Lestat, Anne Rice (Progress Report) (Final Thoughts)
  32. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt (Progress Report 1) (Progress Report 2) (Final Thoughts) (Bethany’s Review)
  33. Annie Dunne, Sebastian Barry (My Review)

2 Responses to Jill’s 2014 Book List

  1. lfpbe says:

    I don’t think the words “reading disaster” can be used to describe a year that included Anna Karenina, The Portrait of a Lady, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and One Hundred Years of Solitude. Just saying.

    • badkitty1016 says:

      I suppose you have a point. High on quality, very low on quantity. This year I hope to strike a balance between the two.

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