Top 14 of 2014


I wanted to make a ‘Top’ list for the books I finished in 2014, though I wasn’t sure what the number would be. I started by just going back over my spreadsheet with all the books I’ve read and picked out all my very favorites, not including any books that were re-reads. I ended up with 14 and decided to just go with that! Here are my picks, arranged (loosely) by genre.

Fiction (literary…ish):

Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok
Love Virtually by Daniel Glattauer


The Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wecker
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan


Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Graphic Novel:

Saga (vols 1-3) by Brian K. Vaughan


NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Horns by Joe Hill

Young Adult:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow


Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
The Martian by Andy Weir


Bossypants by Tina Fey


What were your favorites of 2014? Do you agree with any of my picks?