Well here it is again, my annual list of what i’ve read in the past year. You will notice I read 61 books in 2014: 4 less than I did last year. I shudder to think how little I’m going to read in 2015…

For many people, reading 61 books in a year seems like a strange (and quite possibly boring) task, but for me this is a disappointing number, because in 2013 and 2012 I read 80 books each year. 80 seems like a much more impressive number, no? Reading is by far my favourite pastime, so I hate seeing my numbers go down each year, but this is what happens when life gets in the way of your hobbies.ecde7721063e2c7fb6e48956f2daf116

A quick explanation for those of you who are new to my year-end list: I state the book title first, and then the author. I hyperlink to my reviews of the books, if I wrote one. Just because I didn’t write a review, doesn’t mean I didn’t like the book, I probably just ran out of time! You’ll also notice that some books I’ve just left spaces for, because I’m currently a jury member for a book prize, so I’m not allowed to state what the prize is, who the authors are, or what the books are. Just trust me that I’ve read the books, and I’ll post the reviews for them in the spring once the winner has been announced.

Enjoy this list, and if you see any books that you’d like to read, feel free to message me and I can see if I still have it lying around to send to you.

  1. Road Ends by Mary Lawson
  2. A Permanent Member of the Family by Russell Banks
  3. Whiskey Creek by Dave Hugelschaffer
  4. Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
  5. Double Happiness by Tony Brasunas
  6. The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
  7. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  8. All the Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
  9. That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay
  10. Innocence by Dean Koontz
  11. Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips
  12. Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo
  13. You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz
  14. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  15. Dead Brilliant by Christopher Ward
  16. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
  17. The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich
  18. Boundary Problems by Greg Bechtel
  19. The Age by Nancy Lee
  20. Gin and Daggers by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
  21. One More Thing by B.J. Novak
  22. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  23. Blessings by Elise Juska
  24. The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh
  25. The White House by JaQuavis Coleman
  26. The Confabulist by Steven Galloway
  27. To Rise Again at at Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
  28. The Son of a Certain Woman by Wayne Johnston
  29. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  30. The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
  31. The Fever by Megan Abbott
  32. All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
  33. The Quick by Lauren Owen
  34. Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
  35. No Relation by Terry Fallis
  36. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  37. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  38. Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
  39. All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
  40. The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun
  41. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara J. Taylor
  42. Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
  43. California by Edan Lepucki
  44. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  45. Riel Street by Colette Maitland
  46. The Last Days of the National Costume by Anne Kennedy
  47. Leaving Tomorrow by David Bergen
  48. The Freedom in American Songs by Kathleen Winter
  49. Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
  50. Serpents Rising by David A. Poulson
  51. Reunion by Hannah Pittard
  52. The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips
  53. World War Z by Max Brooks
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  55. *****
  56. Abattoir Blues by Peter Robinson
  57. ****
  58. Bear by Marian Engel
  59. ****
  60. ****
  61. ****

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