2014 Books

Currently Reading

The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu

Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii, James L. Haley


Fives and Twenty-Fives, Michael Pitre

The Brotherhood of Book Hunters, Raphael Jerusalmy

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, Marie Kondo

When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II, Molly Manning

Weekly World News, Neil McGinness

Every Night’s a Saturday Night: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys, Bobby Keys

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, Jeff Hobbs

The Invention of Death, Hubert Aquin

All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

Have a Nice Doomsday: Why Millions of Americans are Looking Forward to the End of the World, Nicholas Guyatt

The Ghost Road, Pat Barker

Into a Raging Blaze, Andreas Norman

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan

The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light, Carlos Santana

A Map of Betrayal, Ha Jin

Revival, Stephen King

Frozen in Time: A Minnesota North Stars History, Adam Raider

Lila, Marilynne Robinson

Daughters of the Grasslands: A Memoir, Mary Woster Haug

The Book of Strange New Things, Michel Faber

Springsteen: Album by Album, Ryan White

The Zone of Interest, Martin Amis

Ghostwritten, David Mitchell

Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard, John Branch

Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund, Arnie Bernstein

The Fire Seekers, Richard Farr

Hell Before Breakfast: America’s First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire, Robert H. Patton

Lock In, John Scalzi

A Soldier on the Southern Front: The Classic Italian Memoir of World War I, Emilio Lussu

The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell

Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis, Christine Montross

Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead, David Cassarett

The Children Act, Ian McEwan

The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914, Bela Zombory-Moldovan

What We See When We Read, David Mendelsund

After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan, Ted Rall

Horses of God, Mahi Binebine

The Fog of Paranoia: A Sister’s Journey through Her Brother’s Schizophrenia, Sarah Rae

The Artificial Silk Girl, Irmgard Keun

The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War, Tim Butcher

The Return of the Soldier, Rebecca West

Arts & Entertainments, Christopher Beha

The Empathy Exams: Essays, Leslie Jamison

The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science, Will Storr

The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton’s Manuscripts, Sarah Dry

A Small Circus, Hans Fallada

The Last Days of California, Mary Miller

Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us, Murray Carpenter

Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie

All That Is Solid Melts into Air, Darragh McKeon

Everything is Wonderful: Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia, Sigrid Rausing

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams

Crossworld: One Man’s Journey into America’s Crossword Obsession, Marc Romano

You Got to Be Kidding! A Radical Satire of The Bible, Joe Wenke

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story, Dan Harris

Love Songs of the Revolution, Bronwyn Mauldin

Regeneration, Pat Barker

The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief, Alan Connor

The Devil’s Workshop, J├íchym Topol

Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll, Joe Oestreich

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee, Marja Mills

Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng

Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee–A Look Inside North Korea, Jang Jin-sung