Books I’ve Read: 2014

A running list I’m keeping for myself.


  • The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2013
  • Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett
  • The Big Four by Agatha Christie
  • Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
  • Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  • Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
  • Innocent Blood by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Quiet by Susan Cain (audiobook)


  • Dangerous Women (anthology edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)
  • Still Writing by Dani Shapiro
  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials trilogy)
  • The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials trilogy)


  • Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm by Erin Bryers Murray
  • Amazonia by James Rollins
  • Sandstorm by James Rollins
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • On Such a Full Sea by Chang Rae Lee
  • We Wanted To Be Writers: Life, Love and Literature at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop


  • Don’t Look Now and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier

Europe trip (May, June, July)

  • Homesickness: An American History by
  • Among the White Moon Faces by Shirley Geok-lin Lim
  • Hunger by Samantha Chang
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (re-read)
  • Parisians by Gordon Robb
  • Inheritance by Samantha Chang
  • All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost by Samantha Chang
  • Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
  • Collected Stories of Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie
  • The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grisson
  • Three Singles to Adventure by Gerald Durrell
  • The Drunken Forest by Gerald Durrell
  • MFA vs NYC
  • The Paris Wife by Paula Mclaine
  • Not Quite Paradise by Adele Barker (audiobook)
  • Writers on Writing
  • Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett (re-read)

July (Koh Samui, KL)

  • Frida by Hayden Herrera
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

August (Iowa onwards)

  • The Pleasures of Cooking for One by Judith Jones
  • The Best Women’s Travel Writing Vol. 9
  • The Writing Workshop Notebook by Alan Ziegler
  • The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  • How to Read Literature by Terry Eagleton
  • The Writer’s Journal ed. by Sheila Bender
  • So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle
  • Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
  • Aristotle’s Poetics
  • Oedipus the King


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