Monday, January 5, 2015

2014 - My Year in Reading

I had another good year in reading, though I didn't reach my goal of 45 books. I hit a dry spell for most of the first half of the year, then picked up steam in the second half, ending up reading 31 books (though a number were novellas...)

Here's what I read in 2014 - have you read any of these? (And if you're interested in getting any of them, please consider buying from Amazon through my affiliate link!)


Frank L. Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence
Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost
William Hope Hodgson's The House on the Borderland

Modern Classics:

John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany (one of this year's favorites!)
Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep
Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca


Louise Erdrich's The Round House (another of this year's favorites)
Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile
Agatha Christie's Cards on the Table
Thomas Maltman's Little Wolves
James Lee Burke's Swan Peak
Erin Hart's The Book of Killowen
Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child's (a bunch of 'em):
    Cemetery Dance
    Fever Dream
    Cold Vengeance
    Two Graves
    White Fire


Kealan Patrick Burke's The Tent
Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane (this might be considered more fantasy than horror)
Rocky Alexander's The Him
Brian Freeman's Blue November Storms
Stephen King's & Joe Hill's In the Tall Grass
Stephen King's Revival (another favorite of the year)


Gary Clayton Anderson's Little Crow; Spokesman for the Sioux
Robert Edsel's & Bret Witter's The Monuments Men; Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, & the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Tony Horwitz's Boom; Oil, Money, Cowboys, Strippers, & the Energy Rush that Could Change America Forever

I'm off to a running start on 2015. What were some of your favorite books you read in 2014?

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    1. Whoops. Accidentally deleted. Hello. My name is also Joel Arnold. My brother googled to try and find my blog, and he informed me about your blog. Here are my favorite books I read in 2014.