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Best Books I Read in 2014

Looking for some books to read this year? Here are my 15 favorite books from my reading list in 2014, ordered by date finished.

1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl

2. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane

4. The Death Class: A True Story About Life by Erica Hayasaki
The Death Class: A True Story About Life

5. Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere by Lauren Leto
Judging a Book by Its Lover

6. The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin
The Nethergrim

7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
Looking for Alaska

8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars

9. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Stormdancer

10. A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
A Share in Death

11. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Isla and the Happily Ever After

12. Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik
Stuff Matters

13. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus

14. Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Seconds

15. The Salinger Contract by Adam Langer
The Salinger Contract

 

Book Review – Judging a Book by Its Lover

Judging a Book by Its LoverJudging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere by Lauren Leto

Review: Ms. Leto, the woman behind the “Texts from Last Night” blog has created a primer for anyone who wants to enter the sometimes fraught literary world. She is sparklingly snarky and irreverent in the best of ways, both castigating and revering many of the most well-known and “important” authors and books. Her book is aimed at bibliophiles and those who want people to think they are bibliophiles. It includes wonderful chapters such as “Ten Rules for Bookstore Hookups,” “How to Speak Condescendingly About the Most Revered Authors/Literary Works” and “How to Succeed in Classifying Fiction Without Really Trying.” There is also a rather lengthy chapter detailing how to fake like you’ve read a whole bunch of different authors including Jack Keourac, Ayn Rand and William Faulkner. It was a delightful acerbic glimpse into the world of literature.