2014 Reads

Please note that some of the links below are broken.  Please find the old blog site at:  https://2014bookblog.wordpress.com to read any of the reviews below.

Red titles are written by Canadian authors.

1.  The Husband’s Secret (Liane Moriarty)
2.  The First Phone Call from Heaven (Mitch Albom)
3.  The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Neil Gaiman) – book club
4.  Three Day Road (Joseph Boyden)
5.  Orenda (Joseph Boyden) – book club 
6.  The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd) – book club
7.  Our Iceberg is Melting (John Kotter)
8.  Labour Day (Joyce Maynard)
9.  Through Black Spruce (Joseph Boyden)
10. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life (Chris Hadfield) – book club
11. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry:  A Novel (Gabrielle Zevin)
12. A Family Life (Akhil Sharma)
13. 100 Thing Challenge (Dave Bruno)
14. The Interestings (Meg Wolitzer)
15. Three Weeks with My Brother (Nicholas and Micah Sparks)
16. Leaders Eat Last (Simon Sinek)
17. The Perks of Being a Wall Flower (Stephen Chbosky)
18. What I Thought I Knew (Alice Eve Cohen)
19. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet (David Mitchell)
20. No Great Mischief (Alistair MacLeod)
21. Up in Smoke (Ross Pennie) – book club (enjoyed the author joining us!)
22. The Wolf on Wall Street (Jordan Belfort)
23. The Unforgiving Tides (Ross Pennie)
24. The Anatomy of Peace (The Arbinger Institute)
25. Annalise Carr
26. Written in my Own Heart’s Blood (Diana Gabaldon)
27. The Matchmaker (Elin Hilderbrand) – book club (theme: a summer beach read)
28. The Hurricane Sisters (Dorothea Benton Frank)
29. Elizabeth is Missing (Emma Healey)
30. The Vacationers:  A Novel (Emma Straub)
31. Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
32. A Complicated Kindness (Miriam Toews)
33. Where the Air is Sweet (Tasneem Jamal)
34. Good to Great (Jim Collins)
35. Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)
36. Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
37. If I Stay (Gayle Froman)
38. Stolen Child (Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch)
39. It Starts with Food (Dallas and Melissa Hartwood)
40. Dance of the Banished (Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch)
41. Great by Choice (Jim Collins)
42. Making Bombs for Hitler (Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch)
43. If a Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) – September Book Club (a book tribute to going back to school)
44. Where’d You Go Bernadette (Maria Semple)
45. The Queen of the Tearling (Erika Johansen) – first of a trilogy
46. The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt) – October Book Club
47. This is Where I Leave You (Jonathan Tropper)
48. The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
49. Failing Forward (John Maxwell)
50. The Paying Guests (Sarah Waters)
51. The Children Act (Ian McEwan)
52. The Red Tent (Anita Diamont) – November Book Club
53. What I Know for Sure (Oprah Winfrey)
54. Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
55.  Where she Went (Gayle Froman)
56.  The Thirteenth Tale (Dianne Setterfield)
57.  Us (David Nicholls)
58.  Mindset (Carol S. Dweck)
59.  My Salinger Year (Joanna Rakoff)
60.  Girl Runner (Carrie Snyder)
61.  Larger than Life (Jodi Picoult)
62.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Long Haul (Jeff Kinney)
63.  Leaving Time (Jodi Picoult) – December Book Club
64.  Bellman and Black (Diane Setterfield)
65.  All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
66.  Winter Street (Elin Hildebrand)
67.  The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy (Rachel Joyce)
68.  A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
69.  Lost in the Barrens (Farley Mowat)
70.  The Mistletoe Promise (Richard Paul Evans)
71.  The Boston Girl (Anita Diamont)
72.  The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion)
73.  The Rosie Effect (Graeme Simsion)
74. Mãn (Kim Thúy)
75.  Station Eleven (Emily St.John Mandel)
76.  The Marrying of Chani Kaufman (Eve Harris)
77.  All My Puny Sorrows (Miriam Toews)
78.  Forever (Judy Blume)

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