Books Read 2014

Books with an asterisk* are revisited reads; titles without links are yet to be reviewed.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Jane Austen, Persuasion*

Rachel Pastan, Alena

Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse*

Sappho, Trans. Willis Barnstone, The Complete Poems of Sappho

Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

Richard Powers, Orfeo

Melissa Pritchard, Palmerino

Jeanne Kalogridis, The Inquisitor’s Wife

Diana Gabaldon, Voyager

Lindsay Hill, Sea of Hooks

Alice Munro, Dear Life

Chris Beckett, Dark Eden

Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Daniel Price, The Flight of the Silvers

Mary Szybist, Incarnadine

Marcel Theroux, Strange Bodies

Lindsay Hill, Archaeology

Hailey Leithauser, Swoop

TaraShea Nesbit, The Wives of Los Alamos

Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea

John Milton, Paradise Lost*

Bruce Holsinger, A Burnable Book

Helen Oyeyemi, Boy, Snow, Bird

Leonard Cohen, Let Us Compare Mythologies

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations*

Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper’s Wife

Andy Weir, The Martian

Michelle Huneven, Off Course

Evie Wyld, All the Birds, Singing

Jaime Clarke, Vernon Downs

Mark Wunderlich, The Earth Avails

Peter Matthiessen, In Paradise

Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass, The Poetic Species

Michael Blanding, The Map Thief

Joseph Boyden, The Orenda

Laline Paull, The Bees

Alan Light, The Holy or the Broken

Mark Wunderlich, The Anchorage

Leonard Cohen, Book of Mercy*

Sebastian Barry, The Temporary Gentleman

Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn

Jeff Burger, Ed. Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters

Tracy K. Smith, Life on Mars

Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red*

Howard Norman, Next Life Might Be Kinder

Howard Norman, I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

Charlotte Boulay, Foxes on the Trampoline

Patrick Ness, The Crane Wife

Darragh McKeon, All That Is Solid Melts into Air

Roxane Gay, An Untamed State

Anne Leonard, Moth and Spark

Alexi Zentner, The Lobster Kings

Carol Ann Duffy, Feminine Gospels: Poems

Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

Joseph Boyden, Three Day Road

Sebastian Barry, A Long Long Way

Kate Racculia, Bellweather Rhapsody

Kimberly Elkins, What Is Visible

Kyung-sook Shin, I’ll Be Right There

Cristina Henríquez, The Book of Unknown Americans

Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You

Anne Carson, Red Doc>

Homer, The Iliad*

Sue Miller, The Arsonist

Ray Walker, The Road to Burgundy

J.R.R. Tolkien, Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, Together with Sellic Spell (ed. Christopher Tolkien)

David Gilbert, & Sons

Emmi Itäranta, Memory of Water

Sharona Muir, Invisible Beasts

Rebecca Makkai, The Hundred-Year House

George Prochnik, The Impossible Exile

David Rakoff, Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

Alyson Foster, God Is an Astronaut

Anne McCaffrey, Dragonflight

Maximillian Potter, Shadows in the Vineyard

Elvira Dones, Sworn Virgin

Kari Hesthamar, So Long Marianne

Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist

Erika Johansen, The Queen of the Tearling

Tiphanie Yanique, Land of Love and Drowning

Béla Zombory-Moldován, The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

Carol Ann Duffy, The World’s Wife

Malcolm Brooks, Painted Horses

Anya Ulinich, Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel

Katy Simpson Smith, The Story of Land and Sea

Amy Pascale, Joss Whedon: The Biography

Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist

John Williams, Augustus

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Saga Vol. 2

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Saga Vol. 3

Saskia Hamilton, Corridor

Jane Hirshfield, Come, Thief

Wendell Berry, Entries

Lily King, Euphoria

Natalie Haynes, The Furies

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Jerry Pinto, Em and the Big Hoom

Christian Rudder, Dataclysm

Christos Tsiolkas, Barracuda

Barbara Pym, Excellent Women

Laird Hunt, Neverhome

Melanie Gideon, Wife 22

Saeed Jones, Prelude to Bruise

Stuart Dybek, Paper Lantern: Love Stories

Nayomi Munaweera, Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress: Tales

Laila Lalami, The Moor’s Account

Michael Ian Black, You’re Not Doing It Right

Lauren Oliver, Rooms

Kim Zupan, The Ploughmen

Katy Butler, Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Louise Glück, Faithful and Virtuous Night

Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

Alix Christie, Gutenberg’s Apprentice

Hilary Mantel, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

Kara Cooney, The Woman Who Would Be King

Van Morrison, Lit Up Inside

Mallory Ortberg, Texts from Jane Eyre

Galway Kinnell, Strong is Your Hold

Amy Poehler, Yes Please

Lin Enger, The High Divide

Susan Rieger, The Divorce Papers

Simon Garfield, To the Letter

J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters from Father Christmas

Claudia Emerson, Late Wife

Phil Klay, Redeployment

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Saga Vol. 4

Antonia Murphy, Dirty Chick

Joy Harjo, She Had Some Horses

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