The Full List

buddhaI managed to read 71 books in 2014, which overshot my goal of 40 by a fair bit.  Here’s the full list with my rating afterwards.  In 2015 I’m hoping for 52.

Fiction (44)

news from heaven – Jennifer Haigh (3 1/2)

The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer (4 1/2)*

The Amateur Marriage – Anne Tyler (4)*

419 – Will Ferguson (5)*

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion (4)*

Gentlemen of the Road – Michael Chabon (4)

The English Girl – Daniel Silva (4)

The World to Come – Dara Horn (4)*

Firefly Lane – Kristin Hannah (4)

Longbourn – Jo Baker (3 1/2)

Silver Linings Playbook – Matthew Quick (4)

The Best Laid Plans – Terry Fallis (4 1/2)*

Abide With Me – Elizabeth Strout (3 1/2)

American Wife – Curtis Sittenfeld (3)

Caught – Lisa Moore (4)*

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Shaffer & Barrows (4)*

Home – Marilynne Robinson (4)

Moon Shell Beach – Nancy Thayer (4)

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (4)

Cambridge – Susanna Kaysen (3)

The High Road – Terry Fallis (4 1/2)*

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell (4)*

Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese (4 1/2)*

The Radiance of Tomorrow – Ishmael Beah (4)

The House at Riverton (4)*

The Orenda – Joseph Boyden (5)*

Beachcombers – Nancy Thayer (3 1/2)

A Special Relationship – Douglas Kennedy (2 1/2)

The Matchmaker – Elin Hilderbrand (4)*

Sweet Tooth – Ian McEwan (4)

Some Assembly Required – Lynn Kiele Bonasia (3 1/2)

That Old Cape Magic – Richard Russo (3)

The Buddha in the Attic – Julie Otsuka (4 1/2)*

Snow Island – Katherine Towler (4)

The View From Penthouse B (3)

Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell (5)*

Let The Great World Spin – Colum McCan (3 1/2)

Beautiful Day – Elin Hilderbrand (3 1/2)

Staying At Daisy’s – Jill Mansell (3 1/2)

Where We Belong – Emily Giffin (4)

The Bookstore – Deborah Meyler (4)*

Love the One You’re With – Emily Giffin (3)

Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman (4)*

The Long Way Home – Louise Penny (3 1/2)

Non-Fiction (27)

A Nation Worth Ranting About – Rick Mercer*

Help Thanks Wow – Anne Lamott

The Signal and the Noise – Nate Silver*

Don’t Get Too Comfortable – David Rakoff

Wild – Cheryl Strayed

Lucky Man – Michael J. Fox

Stuff Christians Like – Jon Acuff

Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand*

Right Side Up – Paul Wells

Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman*

Paris in Love – Eloisa James*

Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell

Jane Austen – Carol Shields*

Giving It Up – Maggie Dawn*

Faith Unraveled – Rachel Held Evans

The No Asshole Rule – Robert Sutton*

Confessions of a Community College Administrator – Matthew Reed

The Emperor of All Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee*

Strategic Market Research – Anne Beall

Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs – Peter Cappelli

The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin

In the Body of the World – Eve Ensler

Hebrews for Everyone – Tom Wright

Canadian Ways – Harris & Harris*

Paying for the Party – Elizabeth Armstrong & Laura Hamilton*

Leading Thinkers: Digital Media & Learning – Elizabeth Babcock et al*

Digital Divide – MacArthur Foundation

(mini books – Learning with Big Data, Mobile Learning)

* highly recommended

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