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Re: Time for our Favorite Books of 2014

On 12/29/2014 LoriLori said:

Not finished with it, but almost, so I'm adding The Storied Life of AJ Fikry to my Best list with gratitude to those who recommended it.

I'll add that to my list, too. I really enjoyed it.

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Re: Time for our Favorite Books of 2014

I hope it's okay to bring this back up again now that it is Jan.

I read 72 book in 2014. I got out of the habit of posting in the monthly book thread about 6 months into the year, so there are many titles I read and loved that I never posted. There were also some major duds! In fact I got in a real slump in the last quarter with loser after loser that I couldn't finish or even get into.

Here is my list of books (in alphabetical order by author) that received at least 4 Stars from my reading record on LibraryThing for 2014.

Fay - Larry Brown

Tell the Wolves I'm Home - Carol Rifka Brunt

The House Girl - Tara Conklin

Whistling Past the Graveyard - Susan Crandall

Frog Music - Emma Donnaghue

North of Boston - Elizabeth Elo

The Tilted World - Tom Franklin

The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert

North River - Pete Hamill

The Last Child - John Hart

The Painter - Peter Heller

Under the Wide and Starry Sky - Nancy Horan

...to be continued in next post...

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Re: Time for our Favorite Books of 2014

...cont. I'm dividing my Best Books of 2014 List in case my post does not go through due to length of time involved to post.

Someone Else's Love Story - Joshilyn Jackson

Orphan Train - Christina Baker Klein

Sweet Water - Christina Baker Klein (I liked this even more)

We are Water - Wally Lamb

Defending Jacob - Willian Landay

The Way the Crow Flies - Anne McDonald

The Husbands Secret - Liane Moriarty

Run - Ann Patchett

A Trick of Light - Louise Penny

Sweetwater - Roxanna Robinson

We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver

The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt

My Name is Resolute - Nancy E. Turner

The Warmth of Other Suns (N/F) - Isabelle Wilkerson

A Hundred Summers - Beatrice Williams

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey - Gabrielle Zevin

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Re: Time for our Favorite Books of 2014

THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by G. Zevin

WE ARE WATER by Wally Lamb

ALL I KNOW AND LOVE by Judith Frank

all books by MICHAEL ROBOTHAM

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Re: Time for our Favorite Books of 2014

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty was my hands down favorite for the year.