My Final Reading List from 2014

Here are all the books I read in 2014, grouped by month. I had planned to publish this months ago, but my Internet was out, and I never got back to it. Then my computer died and I got distracted some more. But, better late than never, right?
Yes, I did read the whole thing of every one of the books listed here. How many of these have you read? The numbers in parentheses are my ratings, out of 10. Almost no books get a 10, which is a perfect score, and I rarely finish reading books that would rate below a 2. 5-6 is average, or ‘ok’.

January
High Sorcery, by Andre Norton (6)
The Mark of the Cat, Andre Norton (7)
The Gate of the Cat, Andre Norton (7)
Forerunner, Andre Norton (6.6)
Forerunner: The Second Venture, Andre Norton (6)
Star Ka’at, Andre Norton (7)
The Crystal Gryphon, Andre Norton (6.8)
The Key of the Keplian, Andre Norton (6.7)
Iron Cage, Andre Norton (7)
Flyboys, by James Bradley (7.5)
Nautilus, Vonda N. McIntyre (7)
Deception Point, Dan Brown (7.2)
Bump in the Night, J.D. Robb (6)
Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela (7.8)
The Planet Mars, William Sheehan (5)
Intentional Oil Pollution at Sea, Ronald B. Mitchell (5.6)

February
The X Factor, Andre Norton (6.8)
The Duke’s Ballad, Andre Norton (6.8)
Golden Trillium, Andre Norton (6)
The Zero Stone, Andre Norton (6.4)
Maximum Bob, Elmore Leonard (7)
Moving Mars, Greg Bear (7)
The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell (6.7)
A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion, Epictetus (6)
Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin (7.2)
A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole (8.8)
American Guerrilla in the Philippines, Ira Wolfert (8)
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (7.5)
Meditations, Marcus Aurelius (5)
The Pelican History of Greece, A.R. Burn (6)

March
Borrowed Finery, Paula Fox (7.7)
A Light in the Window, Jan Karon (7.6)
Democracy Journal Summer 2008 (5.7)
Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius (5.6)
Democracy Journal Winter 2008 (5.7)
Democracy Journal Spring 2009 (5.7)
International Studies Review 8:4 (5.5)
Journal of American History 96:4 (5.8)
Android at Arms, Andre Norton (6.5)
These High Green Hills, Jan Karon (7.7)
The Herring Gull’s World, Niko Tinbergen (7)
Out to Canaan, Jan Karon (7.6)

April
Sahara, Clive Cussler (7.8)
Cancer Ward, Alexander Solzhenitsyn (7.3)
Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom (8)
Germinal, Emile Zola (7.8)
Dune, Frank Herbert (7.2)
Dune Messiah, Frank Herbert (7.2)
Billy Budd, Herman Melville (6.7)
American Gods, Neil Gaiman (7.8)
Tortilla Flats, John Steinbeck (7.8)
Botany with Agricultural Applications, John N. Martin, PhD (6.4)
Looking Backward, Edward Bellamy (5.6)
The Magus, John Fowles (6.5)
Saint Joan, Bernard Shaw (6.5)

May
Major Barbara, Bernard Shaw (6.2)
The Satyricon, Petronius (6.2)
Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King (7.8)
Nineteen Eighty-four, George Orwell (7.4)
The Spy, James Fenimore Cooper (6)
Microbe Hunters, Paul de Kruif (7.7)
The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer, Eric Hansen (7.8)
Night, Elie Wiesel (8)

June
Learn How to Make Immediate Cash, Kristina Land (7)
Keeping Private Idaho, Rick Just (6)
Neothink, Mark Hamilton (7)
The Poorhouse Fair, John Updike (6)
Tears of the Fallen, K.M. Hager (4)
The Massive Black Hole, Andrea (6.5)
The Naturalist’s Guide to the Southern Rockies, Audrey DeLella Benedict (7)

July
Water, Steven Solomon (7)
Midnight Oil, V.S. Pritchett (7.5)
An Eden of Sorts, John Hanson Mitchell (6)
The Poetic Edda, Wolf Wickham (6)
Suicide in Tiny Increments, Riya Anne Polcastro (6.5)
Inherited Magic, Andrew Gordinier (6.7)
Children of Dune, Frank Herbert (7.1)
Careless in Red, Elizabeth George (7.8)
All on the Irish Shore, E.OE. Somerville and Martin Ross (7.7)
Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis (7.9)
Thunder: The Shadows are Stirring, Hannah Sullivan (6)
The Wrecker, Clive Cussler (7.7)
Casting Off, Nicole R. Dickson (7)
The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway (7.8)
Dawn, Elie Wiesel (7.6)

August
The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck (7)
Life’s Little Ironies, Thomas Hardy (6.8)
Sysco Volumes 6 to 10, Rebecca McNutt (3)
The Lives of Things, Jose Saramago (7)
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Stephen King (6.7)
A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute (7.8)
Diego Rivera, Pete Hamill (7.9)
Far Away From You, Zoha Khalid (5)
Big Weather, Mark Svenvold (6)
Ghosts of the Void, Timothy Burns (6.7)
The Panopticon, Jenni Fagan (7.9)
Brian Jones, Paul Trynka (7.9)
Outlander, Diana Gabaldon (5.8)
Radio Benjamin, Walter Benjamin (7.8)
Hera, Queen of Gods, T.D. Thomas (6)
The Elephant Gate, Chamalee Weeratunga (7.7)
Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior, Paul Goble (8)
Come Fly With Me, Beverly Delich (7.6)
The Golem of Hollywood, Jonathan Kellerman (8.1)
The Unabridged Songwriter, John McNamara (7.6)
Dragonfly in Amber, Diana Gabaldon (6)
Wool, Hugh Howey (8.5)
What Maisie Knew, Henry James (6.1)

September
America on Wheels, Frank Coffey (6.6)
Valhalla Rising, Clive Cussler (6.5)
Knitting Under the Influence, Claire LaZebnik (6)
The Faithful, S.M. Freedman (7.8)
Bumping Into Geniuses, Danny Goldberg (8)
Lord Athina, Danny C. Estes (6.4)
Media in Terror, Muhammed Javaid (4)
Lady Athina, Danny C. Estes (6.8)
The Gibson Les Paul, Dave Hunter (6.8)
Simplexity, Jeffrey Kluger (6)
Building an Opportunity Society, Lewis D. Solomon (4)
At the End of the Road, Jorge Garcia-Robles (7.9)
Dancing on the Head of a Pen, Robert Benson (7.7)
The 100, Kass Morgan (7.6)
Quartet for the End of Time, Johanna Skibsrud (8.1)
Home, Toni Morrison (7.8)
Day 21, Kass Morgan (7)
Body Respect, Linda Bacon (7)
The Ghost of Christmas Present: A Novel, Scott Abbott (7.1)
Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King (7)
The House of Velvet and Glass, Katherine Howe (7.7)
The Atomic Bazaar, William Langewiesche (7)
White Horse, Alex Adams (6.8)
Landscape Ecology Principles…, Wenche Dramstad (4.8)

October
Under the Dome, Stephen King (7.9)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (8)
Austin City Limits: A History, Tracey E. Laird (7.3)
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, Isabel Allende (7.6)
Pomegranate Soup, Marsha Mehran (8.2)
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger (7.8)
Unsaid, Neil Abramson (7.2)
Written in Stone, Ellery Adams (7.5)
The Wild Colonial Boy, James Hynes (7)
Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, Joel Williamson (7.1)
The Circuit: Executor Rising, Rhett C. Bruno (6.5)
Into the Canyon, Michael Neale (6.5)
Gregory’s Game: A Naomi Blake British Mystery, Jane A. Adams (6.4)
Relentless, Cherry Adair (4)
The Enormous Crocodile, Roald Dahl (6.7)
Tortuga, Rudolfo Anaya (7.4)
Without You, There Is No Us, Suki Kim (8.5)
Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton (6.6)
Why I Write, George Orwell (4.7)
Alburquerque, Rudolfo Anaya (6.7)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz (8)
The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading, Phyllis Rose (8.2)
Crossfire, Andrea Domanski (5.6)
Flight, Sherman Alexie (7)
Farewell to the King, Pierre Schoendoerffer (7)
Esio Trot, Roald Dahl (6.8)
The Eye of Heaven, Clive Cussler (7)

November
Alone in the Classroom, Elizabeth Hay (6.7)
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Roald Dahl (7)
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party, M.T. Anderson (7.8)
The Panther & the Lash, Langston Hughes (7)
The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket (7)
Rogue Reynard, Andre Norton (6)
My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places, Mary Roach (7.2)
De Potter’s Grand Tour: A Novel, Joanna Scott (6.6)
On the Street Where You Live, Mary Higgins Clark (6.6)
Star Ka’ats and the Plant People, Andre Norton (6.7)
The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket (7)
The Wide Window, Lemony Snicket (7)
Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins (6)
Hair Raising, Kevin J. Anderson (8)
The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (8.7)
Last to Know, Elizabeth Adler (5.6)
The Diary of a Madman, Nikolai Gogol (7)
Crossing the Line, Frederique Molay (7.2)
Absolute Recoil, Slavoj Zizek (6.8)
A Curious History of Food and Drink, Ian Crofton (4)
The Bone Orchard, Paul Doiron (6.7)
The Black Sun, Ricardo Mora (7)
Lord of Thunder, Andre Norton (6.8)
The Miserable Mill, Lemony Snicket (7)
Star Ka’at World, Andre Norton (6.7)
The Lemon Grove, Ali Hosseini (7)
The City of Blood, Frederique Molay (7.3)
Collision, Jeff Abbott (6.6)
The Hotel Riviera, Elizabeth Adler (6.3)
Coraline, Neil Gaiman (7.6)
Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By, Dan Abnett (7.4)
Face, Sherman Alexie (7)
Outside, Andre Norton (8)
Rivers West, Louis L’Amour (7.8)
Clockwork Angels, Kevin J. Anderson (8.3)
Victim of Circumstance, Douglas Rappaport (5)

December
A Philosophy of Walking, Frederic Gros (5.4)
The Clever Mill Horse, Jodi Lew-Smith (8)
Black Irish, Stephan Talty (7.6)
Rising from the Shadow of the Sun, Ronnie Herman de Jong (7)
Star Ka’ats and the Winged Warriors, Andre Norton (7)
The Day of the Ness, Andre Norton (7.4)
Fort Starlight, Claudia Zuluaga (6.7)
Joyland, Stephen King (7.2)
Three Cheers for Boner!, Amir (8)
More Than This, Patrick Ness (6.6)
Murder in Mississippi, John Safran (7.7)
Spinner of Yarns, Ray Dacolias (5)
Edge of Dawn, Lara Adrian (6.5)
Deep Six, Clive Cussler (6)
The Inheritance, Louisa May Alcott (7)
By Blood We Live, John Joseph Adams (8.1)
Of Things Gone Astray, Janina Matthewson (9)
Black Greek Coffee, Konstantina Sozou-Kyrkou (5.4)
The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (7.4)
Postmarked the Stars, Andre Norton (6.8)
Bag of Bones, Stephen King (7.2)
The Absent One, Jussi Adler-Olsen (7.2)

Advertisements

About Ravenmount

Independent science nerd/writer/music blogger/arts enthusiast/theorist currently in Colorado.
This entry was posted in Books and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s