Books Read in 2014

  1. Wave – Sonali Deraniyagala (****)
  2. The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein (****)
  3. Divergent – Veronica Roth (***)
  4. Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela (****)
  5. Cujo – Stephen King (***)
  6. Insurgent – Veronica Roth (***1/2)
  7. Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat – Hal Herzog (***1/2)
  8. Inside of a Dog – Alexandra Horowitz (***)
  9. Texts from Dog – October Jones (***)
  10. Allegiant – Veronica Mars Roth (that was a typo, but it amuses me, so I’m keeping it) (****)
  11. A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin (****)
  12. The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham (****)
  13. Replay – Ken Grimwood (****)
  14. A Clash of Kings – George R. R. Martin (****1/2)
  15. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal – Mary Roach (****1/2)
  16. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card (*****)
  17. A Storm of Swords – George R. R. Martin (*****)
  18. Something for the Pain: One Doctor’s Account of Life and Death in the ER – Paul Austin (***1/2)
  19.  Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth – Chris Ware (***1/2)
  20. A Feast for Crows – George R. R. Martin (****)
  21. Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn (***1/2)
  22. Dark Places – Gillian Flynn (***1/2)
  23. A Dance With Dragons – George R. R. Martin (****)
  24. Spoiled – Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (***1/2)
  25. Wild – Cheryl Strayed (****1/2)
  26. Batman: Arkham Asylum – Grant Morrison (***1/2)
  27. And When She Was Good – Laura Lippman (***1/2)
  28. The Lands of Ice and Fire: Maps from King’s Landing to Across the Narrow Sea – George R. R. Martin (***1/2)
  29. Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Hans Christian Andersen (**1/2)
  30. The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances – Matthew Inman (****)
  31. Paper Towns – John Green (****)
  32. The Boss – Abigail Barnette (***1/2)
  33. A Geography of Time – Robert Levine (***1/2)
  34. Messy – Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (****)

Legend (according to MY ENJOYMENT of the book, not necessarily how well it was written, or its value to the literary community):

* = irredeemably awful
** = middling
*** = decent; has value (of some sort)
***1/2 = good
**** = very good
****1/2 = excellent
***** = amazingly fantastic
****** = almost never used; an all-time favourite

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