Monday, December 29, 2014
Best of 2014
This is my 2014 list in alphabetical order. I didn't want to make a numerical order decision because each of these books has its own great talking points. So, here they are with links to the posting.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I liked this one because while it starts out as a mystery, it has great depth and remarkable characters.
The Cove by Ron Rash. My introduction to this southern author.
Detroit City is the Place to Be by Mark Binelli. An honest look at the once great city.
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter. The book and the author visit were part of our community's Reading Together program. Both the book and the author visit were great.
Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan. A memoir about a summer au pair job that taught Corrigan about the nature of motherhood.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. The Pulitzer Prize winner for 2014 is a torturous and tortured story that is utterly compelling.
The Hidden Child by Camila Lackberg. Another mystery in Lackberg's series. Another great read.
Lucky Us by Amy Bloom. Stellar characters and a very quirky plot.
Selected Stories by Alice Munro. Vignettes of small town life from the master of the short story.
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen. An aging protagonist and a lovely story.
The Thing with Feathers by Noah Strycker. Everything you never knew about birds and how they reflect on human behavior.
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta. A riveting and scary mystery/thriller.
The Three by Sarah Lotz. Although the reviews were all over the place, I enjoyed the unique format and plot. You haven't read this book before.