Monday, December 29, 2014

Reading Roundup: The Best Books of 2014

Here's my list of the best books I read in 2014 (out of a total of what I think will be 89, still have a few days to go!):

1. The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
2. Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere - Poe Ballantine
3. My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante
4. The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
5. The Sound of Things Falling - Juan Gabriel Vasquez
6. The Dogs Bark - Truman Capote
7. The Night in Question - Tobias Wolff
8. The Wind - Dorothy Scarborough
9. The Descendants - Kaui Hart Hemmings
10. The People in the Trees - Hanya Yanagihara
Honorable mentions: 
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories - Norman Maclean, One Foot in Eden - Ron Rash, First Comes Love - Marion Winik, The Sheltering Sky - Paul Bowles, In a Narrow Grave - Larry McMurtry, In the Place of Justice - Wilbert Rideau, The One-Room Schoolhouse - Jim Heynen
Most looking forward to reading in 2015:
1. Dorothy Day, Selected Writings
2. Faces in the Crowd - Valeria Luiselli
3. The Barracks - John McGahern
4. The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Jane Jacobs
5. The Story of a New Name - Elena Ferrante
6. My Struggle - Karl Ove Knausgaard
7. The World and the Parish - Willa Cather
8. Two Serious Ladies - Jane Bowles
9. Working Days: The Journals of the Grapes of Wrath - Steinbeck
10. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Suzuki
And as many of the other 80+ books on my "to read" list as possible!

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