Books I Read In 2014

This past year, I fell well short of my goal to read 40 books in a year. That being said, I enjoyed some of the best books I’ve ever read.

My least favorite book this year was King Solomon’s Mines.

My favorite fictional character goes to Tiffany Aching for a third year in a row, Mr. Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching series never seems to grow old.

A Moveable Feast was just that – delicious.

The best book I read this year was Unbroken. I am sure you were told by a friend to read it at to some point over the last few years and you need to listen to them. If not them then me. Please read it. I beg you.

If you don’t trust me just read one of the 15,000+ 5 star reviews on I finished it a few weeks ago and I am not sure I can say it changed my life but it has changed its trajectory for now. I still cannot believe anyone lived that experience.

Thanks for reading, and please share any recommendations for 2015 in the comments section below. Thank you in advance.

Happy New Year.



  1. The Fourth Part of the World – Toby Lester
  2. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
  4. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
  5. The Giver – Lois Lowry
  6. Myths of the Norsemen – Roger Lancelyn Green
  7. 14 – Peter Clines
  8. Because of Winn Dixie – Kate Dicamillo
  9. The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis
  10. The Great Divorce – C.S. Lewis
  11. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
  12. The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
  13. The Wintersmith – Terry Pratchett
  14. I Shall Wear Midnight – Terry Pratchett
  15. A Walk In the Woods – Bill Bryson
  16. The Adventures of Robin Hood – Roger Lancelyn Green
  17. Stardust – Neil Gaiman
  18. The Art of War for Writers – James Scott Bell
  19. A Moveable Feast – Earnest Hemingway
  20. 1491 New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus – Charles L. Mann
  21. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  22. On the Wings of Eagles – Ken Follett
  23. Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand

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