Friday, January 9, 2015

Best Books of 2014

I read waaaay less this year than I normally do (something to do with all the knitting I believe...)  I did, however, manage to get to a few books that have been on my list for ages AND I discovered some incredible gems. Here's the best of the best from this past year:

best non-fiction: The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin)

best re-read: Letters to a Young Poet (Rilke)

most surprised to love: Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)

hardest to put down: Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

most likely to change my daily life: Bread & Wine (Shauna Niequest)

favorite classic: A Room with a View (EM Forster)

highest recommended: The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)

best memoir/biography: My Life in France (Julia Child)

best crafty-related book: Extra Yarn (Mac Barnett) 

most loveable characters: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbozky)

most likely to be re-read: Animal Dreams (Barbara Kingsolver)

see last year's list here. Also, to follow along with what's on my bookshelves (and coffee table, and night stand...) join me on Goodreads


  1. Thank you for this list; I will read The Book Thief in the nearest future and will share with my mother. Bread and Wine might not be for the introvert I am, but I will give it a try, anyway. I am not familiar with most of the books on your list and I will check them all or most of them (I am not a fan of Rilke so might skip that one). I have read Jane Eyre as a child and have re-read since then, for it feels very cosy and soothing to me somehow. And I need to read The Room with a View, I have heard of it before. So, thank you for sharing!

    1. glad you found some recommendations in my list! I'm also a complete introvert but I personally think that the heart & message in Bread and Wine is for everyone ;)
      Happy Reading!

  2. Thanks for sharing your list! I plan to read Gone Girl soon, but you are really making me want to read all books on that list - except Jane Eyre, already read that one some years ago :)