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Favorite Books of 2014 January 4, 2015

I read 34 books this year, totaling over 11,000 pages.  That is by far the most pages I have ever read in a year.  I contribute this to finally finishing my masters and the ease with which I can sneak in a few pages on a book here or there on my Kindle or Kindle app on my phone.  I also got into reading a lot on the treadmill at the gym.


Writing the below list was rather difficult, as I felt I read a lot of good books this year, but not very many that jump out at me as being amazing.


The best 8 Books I Read in 2014:  (though not necessarily released in ’14)

1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (as mentioned in my previous book post)

2. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

4. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

5. The Alloway Files by E.J. Roller (written by one of my oldest and dearest friends)

6. Daily Wisdom for Women: 2014 Devotional by Barbour Publishing (my favorite of the three daily devotionals I read)

7. The Theory of Opposites by Allison Winn Scotch

8. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes


*Finally, a quick screenshot of the covers of each book I read.

   The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society     Little Bee     What to Expect the First Year (What to Expect)     The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)     Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
   Arsen: A Broken Love Story     The Best of Us     The Silent Wife     The Theory of Opposites     The Husband's Secret
   Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns (The Devil Wears Prada, #2)     Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail     The Last Anniversary     Praying God's Word Day by Day     Believing God Day By Day
   A Life in Men: A Novel     What Alice Forgot     The Language of Flowers     Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12)     Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)
   Wedding Night     Drinking and Dating: P.S. Social Media Is Ruining Romance     The Alloway Files     Big Little Lies     Serena
   The Girl You Left Behind     The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)     The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)     One Lavender Ribbon     After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse (Sookie Stackhouse, #13.5)
   Holidays on Ice     Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)     Time of My Life     Mistletoe in Manhattan     Bittersweet
   Daily Wisdom for Women - January 2014: 2014 Devotional Collection

Favorite Books of 2013 January 1, 2014

Filed under: BOOKS, Books, books,My Favorite Things — LindseyJuly @ 7:51 AM
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The best 8 Books I Read in 2013:  (though not necessarily released in ’13)

1. Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

2. The Last Letter From your Lover by Jojo Moyes

3. Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos 

4. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

5. On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves  

6. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

7. The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch

8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie


~My favorite book of 2013 was probably Where’d You Go Bernadette?.  I really enjoyed this one a lot!  It also has extra special meaning to me, because I finished it a mere 3 hours before I went into labor in the middle of the night with my precious Avery.  In that way, this book will always be linked to her in my mind, and will remind me of that amazing night.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette


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