Monday, August 10, 2015

52 Weeks 52 Books - 2014/15 Reading List


From August to August, I set myself the challenge to read 52 books.  
With repeats, I made it to 55 and it wasn't that hard. 
Okay, okay, Anna Karenina was very hard.  
Otherwise, it was a wonderful year. 

Here they are, in order of consumption:

1.     To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee – (2x)*
2.     Illuminations, Mary Sharratt 
3.     Snow Falling on Cedars, David Gutterson*
4.     A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley 
5.     Girl with the Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
6.     Virgin Blue, Tracy Chevalier
7.     Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See, Juliann Garvey **
8.     The Reader***
9.     Peace Like a River by Leif Enger **
10.  Look at Me, Jennifer Egan **
11.  Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward  
12.  Lolita 
13.  The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh*
14.  Jane Eyer, Bronte *
15.  Liar and Spy Rebecca Stead
16.  Kira-kira, Cynthia Kadohata 
17.  Three Times Lucky, Sheila Turnage 
18.  The End of the Affair, Graham Green **
19.  All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr***  
20.  All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr ***
21.  Persuasion, Jane Austin
22.  Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austin 
23.  Wuthering Heights, Bronte 
24.  Life After Life – Kate Atkinson 
25.  Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence  
26.  The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald 
27.  The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd 
28.  Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt *
29.  About Grace, Anthony Doerr
30.  The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd 
31.  The History of Love – Done (2x)***
32.  Annie John by Jamaica Kincaide *
33.  Ordinary People by Judith Guest**
34.  A Tale for the Time Being- Ruth Ozeki *
35.  Okay for Now (YA), Gary D. Schmidt *
36.  The Descendants by Kali Hemmings 
37.  Siddartha – Done (2x)
38.  Countryman of Bones by Robert Olen Butler 
39.  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
40.  Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith *
41.  We Live in Water by Jess Walter *
42.  Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat -
43.  10th of December, George Saunder***
44.  Tinkers by Paul Harding
45.  Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCracken (shorts) 
46.  Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro (shorts) 
47.  Little Women Louisa May Alcott 
48.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 
49.  Behind the Scenes in the Museum by Kate Atkinson 
50.  Go Set the Watchman by Harper Lee 
51.  A Gesture Life  by Change Rae Lee *


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