Best Books Read in 2014

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2014 was apparently the year for fiction reading. My #1 book was easy to decide on and was one of the few non-fiction books I read this year. The rest of the list was harder. I liked so many books for different reasons. Here are my ten favorites, in no particular order after #1.

  1. A Loving Life by Paul E. Miller – On loving even when you don’t get love in return.
  2. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – Reminding me that behind history facts and dates are people and their stories.
  3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer – My new favorite fiction series. Can’t wait for book 4 in January!
  4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  5. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  6. Essentialism by Greg McKeown – Focus on what you do best and enjoy most. Say no to the rest.
  7. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – Getting in the mind of someone probably on the autism spectrum.
  8. 11/26/63 by Stephen King – Got me to China and back.
  9. The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine N. Aron – My kid isn’t the only one.
  10. The Essential Enneagram by Daniels and Price – Examining the worst part of myself to help make me trust in Him more and myself less.

 Full list of books read in 2014:

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  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  3. Ender’s Game by  Orson Scott Card
  4. Holy Is the Day by Carolyn Weber
  5. Paper Towns by John Green
  6. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  7. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  8. Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxendreider
  9. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  10. Death by Living by N. D. Wilson
  11. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  12. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  13. The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine N. Aron
  14. The Essential Enneagram by Daniels and Price
  15. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  16. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  17. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  18. Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card
  19. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  20. How She Does It by Anne Bogel
  21. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
  22. A Loving Life by Paul E. Miller
  23. Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  24. 24/6 by Matthew Sleeth
  25. Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel
  26. Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine
  27. The Nesting Place by Myquillian Smith
  28. The Julian Chapter by R. J. Palacio
  29. Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  30. Four Divergent Stories by Veronica Roth
  31. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  32. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  33. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  34. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  35. Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay
  36. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  37. 11/26/63 by Stephen King
  38. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  39. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  40. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  41. Eight Twenty Eight by Ian and Larissa Murphy
  42. Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay
  43. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
  44. Graceling by Kristen Cashore
  45. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  46. Depression: Looking up from the Stubborn Darkness by Edward T. Welch
  47. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  48. Small Victories by Anne Lamott
  49. Mom Enough ed. by Tony and Karalee Reinke
  50. Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo
  51. One Plus One by JoJo Moyes

You can also check out my reading lists from 20132012, 2011, ,20102009, and 2008