Books 2014

Books 2014

This isn’t meant to be a blanket recommendation of these books, though I’ve found more than a few of them very enjoyable. It is simply a log of what I’ve read this year – good, bad, or otherwise. This year I’m adding some color coding as much for myself as anything, so I don’t keep accidentally picking up books by authors I can’t abide. Books in green are favorites – really good reads or somehow special and unique; books in red you couldn’t pay me to read again – unless you pay very well. ;) Whatever is left in black are just average books.:)

73 – Hit List – Richard Belzer

72 – Accused – Lisa Scottoline

71 – I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai

70 – In My Hands – Irene Gut Opdyke

69 – Rifka Sings – Harvey Yoder

68 – Mistletoe Promise (again!) – Richard Paul Evans

67 – Thousand Pieces of Gold – Ruthann Lum McCunn

66 – Mistletoe Promise – Richard Paul Evans

65 – An Irish Country Doctor – Patric Taylor

64 – The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

63 – Guilt by Association – Marcia Clark

62 – Save Me From Myself – Brian Welch

61 – A Long Way Home – Laura Caldwell

60 – Little Prisoners – Casey Watson

59 – A Baby’s Cry – Cathy Glass

58 – Outlander – Diana Gabaldon

57 – I Have Lived a Thousand Years – Livia Bitton -Jackson

56 – A Lucky Child – Thomas Buergenthal

55 – Rena’s Promise – Rena Kornreich Gelissen

54 – The Associate – John Grisham

53 – A Stolen Life – Jaycee Dugard

52 – From a Name to a Number – Alter Weiner (Worst Holocaust narrative I’ve read)

51 – The Mockingbird Next Door – Marja Mills

50 – Out of the Depths – Edgar Harrell, USMC

49 – Behind the Beautiful Forevers – Katherine Boo

48 – California Home – Fonda Good

47 – Let Me Die in Ireland – David W. Bercot

46 – From Streetlights to Stars – Becky McGurrin

45 – Pardon’s Price – Diane Yoder (Historically challenged)

44 – Coal House Diary – Gwen Cartwright

43 – Ricochet – Judy Fridano

42 – Auschwitz – Dr. Miklos Nyiszli

41 – Survivors – Allan Zullo & Mara Bovsun

40 – Adopted – Becky McGurrin

39 – Four Perfect Pebbles – Lila Perl & Marion Blumenthal Lazan

38 – Now You’re 50! – Brandon Crose

37 – We Are His Witnesses – Claudia Esh

36 – One Woman’s Quest – Harvey Yoder

35 – Weeping For Abigail – Lily Bear

34 – Miracle For Jen –  Linda Barrick

33 – A Reason to Hope – Laura Smucker

32 – But Not Forsaken – Helen Good Brenneman

31 – Secret Shadow – Loreen Plett

30 – Undetected – Dee Henderson

29 – Unspoken – Dee Henderson

28 – Full Disclosure – Dee Henderson

27 – My Father’s Rifle – Hiner Saleem

26 – Adventures in Yarn Farming – Barbara Parry

25 – Jennifer – Dee Henderson

24 – Don’t Go – Lisa Scottoline

23 – Notes From a Doctor’s Pocket – Robert D. Lesslie

22 – The Feast of Saint Bertie – Kathleen Popa

21 – Cabin on the Prairie – C.L. Pearson (recommended only as a startling look at viewpoints of era)

20 – Cabin in the North Woods – C.L. Pearson (same note as Prairie above)

19 – Not by Sight – Kathy Herman (Too many stupid people. Teens know better than adults?!)

18 – Cached Out – Russell Atkinson

17 – Submerged – Dani Pettrey

16 – Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline

15 – Savage Harvest – Carl Hoffman 

14 – Wish You Happy Forever – Jenny Bowen

13 – Ana’s Story – Jenna Bush

12 – The Marriage Wish – Dee Henderson

11 – Rescuer By Night – Kay Walsh

10 – The Hermit’s Christmas – David de Forest Burrell

09 – The Road of Lost Innocence – Somaly Mam

08 – I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced – Nujood Ali

07 – Beyond Belief – Jenna Miscavige Hill

06 –  Banished: A Memoir – Lauren Drain

05 – Fairy Gardens – Betty Earl

04 – Distant Echoes – Colleen Coble

03 – And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini

02 – From Baghdad With Love – Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman

01 – The Longest Ride – Nicholas Sparks

Published on January 13, 2014 at 10:40 am  Leave a Comment  

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