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Books Read in 2014


  1. By Blood We Live by Glen Duncan
  2. Archetype by M. D. Waters
  3. The Martian by Andy Weir
  4. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
  5. Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
  6. Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
  7. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  8. Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
  9. The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
  10. Wake by Anna Hope
  11. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  12. Me Since You by Laura Wiess
  13. The Troop by Nick Cutter
  14. The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott
  15. While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell
  16. The Art of Falling by Kathryn Craft
  17. We Are Here by Michael Marshall
  18. The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert
  19. The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
  20. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
  21. Nil by Lynne Matson
  22. Panic by Lauren Oliver
  23. Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
  24. Into the Darkness Book #1: The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain
  25. Living Hell by Michael C. C. Adams
  26. Half Bad by Sally Green
  27. Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
  28. Empress of the Night by Eve Stachniak
  29. The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
  30. An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
  31. The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley
  32. The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
  33. The Last Forever by Deb Caletti
  34. The Island of Doves by Kelly O’Connor McNees
  35. Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
  36. The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor
  37. No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen
  38. Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
  39. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  40. I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper
  41. The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa
  42. My Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper
  43. Great by Sara Benincasa
  44. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  45. Encountering Ellis Island by Ronald H. Bayor
  46. The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
  47. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
  48. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  49. The Taking by Kimberly Derting
  50. The Treatment by Suzanne Young
  51. Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike
  52. Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
  53. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  54. The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene
  55. The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh
  56. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  57. Vintage by Susan Gloss
  58. After the End by Amy Plum
  59. One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
  60. Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen
  61. The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland
  62. Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
  63. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  64. Closed Doors by Lisa O’Donnell
  65. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  66. The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst
  67. Amped by Daniel H. Wilson
  68. The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams
  69. The Vacationers by Emma Straub
  70. The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead
  71. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
  72. Black Lake by Johanna Lane
  73. The Three by Sarah Lotz
  74. The Girl With the Windup Heart by Kady Cross
  75. The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell
  76. City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
  77. Before I Wake by C. L. Taylor
  78. Summer House With Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
  79. The Murder Farm by Andrea Maria Schenkel
  80. Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  81. China Dolls by Lisa See
  82. The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
  83. (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
  84. Robogenesis by Daniel H. Wilson
  85. The Fever by Megan Abbott
  86. Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta
  87. Bliss House by Laura Benedict
  88. The Quick by Lauren Owen
  89. That Night by Chevy Stevens
  90. The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrenson
  91. Above by Isla Morley
  92. I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  93. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
  94. The Other Story by Tatiana de Rosnay
  95. The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry
  96. Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert
  97. The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
  98. The String Diaries by Stephen Jones
  99. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
  100. The Visitors by Sally Beauman
  101. Skin Game by Jim Butcher
  102. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
  103. The Walk Home by Rachel Seiffert
  104. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  105. All I Love and Know by Judith Frank
  106. Life Drawing by Robin Black
  107. Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  108. Prototype by M. D. Waters
  109. The Butcher by Jennifer Hillier
  110. The Young World by Chris Weitz
  111. California by Edan Lepucki
  112. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
  113. The Good Girl by Mary Kupica
  114. The Strain Volume 1 by Guillermo Del Toro, Mike Huddleston, David Lapham, Dan Jackson
  115. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  116. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
  117. Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen
  118. The Appetite of Girls by Pamela Moses
  119. Confessions by Kanae Minato
  120. Feral by Holly Schindler
  121. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
  122. Amity by Micol Ostow
  123. Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper
  124. Chasing Before by Lenore Appelhans
  125. One of Us by Tawni O’Dell
  126. The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero
  127. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  128. The Objects of Her Affection by Sonya Cobb
  129. Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough
  130. The Greyfriar by Clay and Susan Griffith
  131. Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore
  132. We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
  133. Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
  134. Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson
  135. Neverhome by Laird Hunt
  136. Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday
  137. Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
  138. Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
  139. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  140. Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer
  141. Blackbird by Anna Carey
  142. Jackaby by William Ritter
  143. The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien
  144. The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
  145. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
  146. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
  147. Rooms by Lauren Oliver
  148. Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin
  149. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
  150. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
  151. A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
  152. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  153. Winterspell by Claire Legrand
  154. The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts
  155. You by Caroline Kepnes
  156. The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory
  157. The Human Body by Paolo Giordano
  158. ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  159. Ruth’s Journey by Donald McCaig
  160. The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worsley
  161. Hitler’s First Victims by Timothy W. Ryback
  162. Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk
  163. Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll
  164. The Wolf in Winter by John Connelly
  165. The Forgers by Bradford Morrow
  166. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  167. The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
  168. True Fire by Gary Meehan
  169. Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
  170. Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy
  171. Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson
  172. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
  173. The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander
  174. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  175. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  176. The Woman Who Would Be King by Kara Cooney
  177. The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson
  178. Saint Brigid’s Bones by Philip Freeman
  179. The May Bride by Suzannah Dunn
  180. The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
  181. The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
  182. The Distance by Helen Giltrow
  183. Genocide of One by Kazuaki Takano
  184. Suspicion by Alexandra Monir
  185. Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
  186. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
  187. Things Half in Shadow by Alan Finn
  188. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  189. Perdita by Hilary Scharper
  190. Ostland by David Thomas
  191. Descent by Tim Johnston
  192. The Teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen