Books Read 2014


January
Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin, Nicole Hardy ****
The Hidden White House, Robert Klara *****
One Summer: America, 1927, Bill Bryson  *****
Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth ****
Aimless Love, Billy Collins ****

February
Mud Season, Ellen Stimson ***
Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton *****
Pat and Dick, Will Swift   ***
I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai ****
 

March
Sunny’s Kitchen, Sunny Anderson ****
Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand *****
Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott ****
Cooking Comically, Tyler Capps ****
Persuasion, Jane Austen ****
Manage Your Day-to-Day, Jocelyn K. Glei (Ed.) ***
The Year of Billy Miller, Kevin Henkes ****
Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand *****
Growing Up Duggar, Jana, Jill, Jessa, & Jinger Duggar ****

Underwater Dogs, Seth Casteel ****
Daring Greatly, Brene Brown ***
Clementine, Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Ill.) *****

April
Chaser, Dr. John W. Pilley & Hilary Hinzmann ****

Strings Attached, Joanne Lipman & Melanie Kupchynsky ****
All Joy and No Fun, Jennifer Senior ****
Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, Marta McDowell ***
Hunger Wide as Heaven, Max Garland ****
Fortunately, the Milk, Neil Gaiman ****
The Martian, Andy Weir ***½
My Passion for Design, Barbra Streisand ***

May
The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown *****
The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert *****
Glitter and Glue, Kelly Corrigan ***
Moneyball, Michael Lewis ****
After Visiting Friends, Michael Hainey ****

June
The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida ***
The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay, Hooman Majd ****
Still, Lauren Winner ***
Make Good Art, Neil Gaiman ***
Delancey, Molly Wizenberg *****
Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg ****
A Nice Little Place on the North Side, George F. Will *****
Sous Chef, Michael Gibney ***

Quiet, Susan Cain ****

July
Five Days at Memorial, Sheri Fink *****
Killing Kennedy, Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard ****
Relish, Lucy Knisley ***
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee *****
Nothing to Envy, Barbara Demick ****

August
Open, Andre Agassi *****
All Four Stars, Tara Dairman ****
Bomb, Steve Sheinkin *****
My Salinger Year, Joanna Rakoff ***
Behind the Curtain, Dave Berg ***
Margarita Wednesdays, Deborah Rodriguez ****
Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard *****
The Apprentice, Jacques Pepin ****

September
George Washington’s Secret Six, Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger ****
Hungry Planet, Faith D’Aluisio & Peter Menzel (photos) *****
Bright Wings, Billy Collins (Ed) ***
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good, Kathleen Flinn *****
My Drunk Kitchen, Hannah Hart ***
Dinner: The Playbook, Jenny Rosenstrach ***
In the Kingdom of Ice, Hampton Sides *****
Marie Curie and Her Daughters, Shelley Emling ***
Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Anna Quindlen ****

October
The Devil in theWhite City, Erik Larson *****
Killing Patton, Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard ****
Belles on Their Toes, Frank B. Gilbreth & Ernestine Gilbreth Carey *****
Drop Dead Healthy, A.J. Jacobs ****
FDR’s Funeral Train, Robert Klara ****
In Other Words: Poems, Bruce Taylor **
Stitches, Anne Lamott ****

November
Some Luck, Jane Smiley ****
The Monuments Men, Robert M. Edsel ***
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Barbara Leaming ****


December
Serving Victoria, Kate Hubbard ****
41, George W. Bush ****
When Books Went to War, Molly Guptill Manning ****
I Love You, Ronnie, Nancy Reagan ****
Sarah Style, Sarah Richardson ***
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith *****














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