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2014 in Review

The following are books read in 2014, with ratings and links to reviews. Books are rated as follows:

 = Amazing, highly recommended, a must read, one of the best of the year
= Very good/good, recommended
= Just Okay for me, although some people might like it
  = Weak writing, not recommended
= Ugh, don’t waste your time

January 2014

perfect1.  Perfect by Rachel Joyce

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 385
Read for: TLC Book Tour
Started: January 1, 2014
Finished: January 11, 2014
Read my review.

firstrule2. The First Rule by Robert Crais

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 393
Read for: Pleasure
Started: January 12, 2014
Finished: January 16, 2014
Read my review.

Sentry3.  The Sentry by Robert Crais

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 306
Read for: Pleasure
Started: January 17, 2014
Finished: January 23, 2014
Read my review.

Iron House4.  Iron House by John Hart

Rated: 5stars
Number of Pages: 432
Read for: Early Review (St. Martin’s Press)
Started: January 24, 2014
Finished: February 1, 2014
Read my review.

February 2014

Bat5.  The Bat by Jo Nesbo

Rated: 3hstars
Number of Pages: 370
Read for: Pleasure
Started: February 4, 2014
Finished: February 10, 2014
Read my review.

Burial Rites6.  Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 336
Read for: Early Review (Little, Brown and Company), Bookies Too Yahoo Group
Started: February 12, 2014
Finished: February 19, 2014
Read my review.

IsThisTomorrow7.  Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 360
Read for: Early Review (Library Thing)
Started: February 21, 2014
Finished: February 28, 2014
Read my review .

Stitches8.  Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 96
Read for: Pleasure
Started: February 16, 2014
Finished: February 28, 2014
Not reviewed.

March 2014

SummerInTheSouth9.  Summer in the South by Cathy Holton

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 352
Read for: Library Thing (Early Reviewers)
Started: March 3, 2014
Finished: March 20, 2014
Read my review.

Transatlantic10.  TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

Rated: 5stars
Number of Pages: 262
Read for: Library Thing Early Review
Started: March 21, 2014
Finished: March 29, 2014
Read my review.

ColdComfortFarm11.  Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Rated: 3hstars
Number of Pages: 256 pages
Read for: Bookies Too Yahoo Group
Started: March 29, 2014
Finished: April 1, 2014
Read my review.

April 2014

StillLife12.  Still Life With Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 252
Read for: Bookies Too Yahoo Group
Started: April 2, 2014
Finished: April 13, 2014
Read my review.

TapestryofFortunes13.  Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg

Rated: 3stars
Number of Pages: 229
Read for: Pleasure, Early Review (Ballantine Books)
Started: April 14, 2014
Finished: April 19, 2014
Read my review.

SecretLifeVioletGrant14.  The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

Rated: 5stars
Number of Pages: 448
Read for: Early Review (G.P. Putnam)
Started: April 21, 2014
Finished: April 29, 2014
Read my review.

May 2014

Bear15.  The Bear by Claire Cameron

Rated: 5stars
Number of Pages: 217
Read for: Bookies Too Yahoo group
Started: May 1, 2014
Finished: May 2, 2014
Read my review.

SavingFish16.  Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan

Rated: 4hStars
Number of Pages: 474
Read for: Bookies Too Yahoo Group
Started: May 3, 2014
Finished: May 29, 2014
Read my review.

PhysicalTherapyAnimals17.  Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals by Susan E. Davis

Rated: 5stars
Number of Pages: 263
Read for: Early Review (Cadence Group)
Started: May 29, 2014
Finished: May 31, 2014
Read my review.

June 2014

whiskeybeach17.  Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts

Rated: 3hstars
Number of Pages: 484
Read for: Pleasure
Started: June 1, 2014
Finished: June 17, 2014
Read my review.

Invention of Wings18.  The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 369
Read for: Bookies Too Yahoo Group
Started: June 18, 2014
Finished: June 29, 2014
Read my review.

July 2014

Byrd19.  Byrd by Kim Church

Rated: 5stars
Number of Pages: 239
Read for: Early Review (Dzanc Books)
Started: July 1, 2014
Finished: July 7, 2014
Read my review.

AllOurNames20.  All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu

Rated: 4hStars
Number of Pages: Audio Book
Read for: Library Thing Early Review Program
Started: July 1, 2014
Finished: July 18, 2014
Read my review.

Painted Veil21.  The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham

Rated: 3hstars
Number of Pages: 246
Read for: Bookies Too Yahoo Group
Started: July 8, 2014
Finished: July 11, 2014
Read my review.

FourthofJulyCreek22.  Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 466
Read for: Pleasure
Started: July 7, 2014
Finished: July 29, 2014
Read my review.

August 2014

2AM23.  2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

Rated: 5stars
Number of Pages: 261
Read for: TLC Book Tours
Started: August 3, 2014
Finished: August 12, 2014
Read my review.

Orphan Train24.  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 278
Read for: Bookies Too Yahoo Group
Started: August 13, 2014
Finished: August 18, 2014
Read my review.

Farm25. The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Rated: 3stars
Number of Pages: 352
Read for: Bookies Too Yahoo group
Started: August 20, 2014
Finished: August 29, 2014
Read my review.

September 2014

highdivide26.  High Divide by Lin Enger

Rated: 4hStars
Number of Pages: 352
Read for: Early Review Program (Library Thing)
Started: September 1, 2014
Finished: September 14, 2014
Read my review.

LobsterKings27.  The Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentner

Rated: DNF (unrated)
Number of Pages: 344 (I read through page 144)
Read for: Early Review Program (Library Thing)
Started: September 16, 2014
Finished: DNF
Read my review.

SuddenLight28.  A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 396
Read for: Early Review (Simon and Schuster)
Started: September 22, 2014
Finished: September 30, 2014
Read my review.

October 2014

secretsOfEden29. Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian

Rated: 4Stars
Number of Pages: 362
Read for: Bookies Too Yahoo Group
Started: October 16, 2014
Finished: October 31, 2014
Read my review.

November 2014

SharpObjects30. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Rated: 3hstars
Number of Pages: 254
Read for: Pleasure
Read my review.

StationEleven31. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Rated: 5stars
Number of Pages: 352
Read for: Bookies Too Yahoo Group
Read my review.

AllTheLight32. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Rated: 5stars
Number of Pages: 531
Read for: Bookies Yahoo Group
Read my review.

December 2014

NarrowRoad33. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Rated: 5stars
Number of Pages: 334
Read for: Pleasure
Read my review.

DogStars34. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Rated: 5stars
Number of Pages: 320
Read for: Bookies Yahoo Group
Read my review.

Hushhush35. Hush, Hush by Laura Lippman

Rated: 3stars
Number of Pages: 303
Read for: Early Review (William Morrow)
Read my review.

 

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