Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What I Read in 2014

I read a lot this year.  I think I read so much because I had this blog that was quietly tapping me on the shoulder, reminding me to take the time to read and write on my blog.  Yes, there was my (brief) hiatus from blogging, back in the fall, but I could never completely leave this blog and, so, I'm committing to a brisker blog schedule and even more reading this year!  I thought I would compile a list of what I read this year.  I was so pleased, readers!  The list starts in March because that was when I started blogging and, honestly, I have absolutely no memory of what I read before that.

March

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery (And my first blog post!)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (Still one of my favorite works of fiction)
The Penderwicks Books by Jeanne Birdsall
Two Sherlock Holmes Books
Canterbury Tales
Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery
Hotel Paradise by Martha Grimes
Don't Look Now by Daphne DuMaurier (NOT a hit!)
The Beginning of Flavia de Luce
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays
The Life of Pi



April
The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
The Farm by Louis Bromfield
A whole bunch of poetry, because it was National Poetry Reading Month.  (Remember?)
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
I read more Flavia de Luce
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
The Egg and I by Betty McDonald
Brighten the Corner Where You Are by Fred Chappell
Stardust by Neil Gaiman

May 
The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
Growing Up Born Again
Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
More Emma Graham Books
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
I finished up Flavia de Luce
Please Don't Eat the Daisies by Jean Kerr
The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart
Growing Up Plain by Shirley Kurtz
Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart (Good gracious, I read a lot of her books that month!)
Love, Loss and What I Wore by Ilene Beckerman
A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert
Unpunished by Charlotte Perkins Gilmore

June 
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
I started Her Royal Spyness
The Lost Art of Dress by Linda Przybyszewski
Yes, Sister, No, Sister by Jennifer Craig
More Her Royal Spyness

July
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay by Emily Kimbrough and Cornelia Otis Skinner
A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel
The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson
Evelina by Fanny Burney
Wretched Writing

August
An Old Fashioned Girl by L.M. Alcott
Miss Manners Books
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Tea With Jane Austen by Kim Wilson
Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson
The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart

September
Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home
Tales, Speeches, Essays, and Sketches by Mark Twain
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
The Illustrated Letters of Jane Austen

October
The Homemaker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The Book Lover's  Cookbook
Sarah's Story by Ruth Elwin Harris
Adventures in Yarn Farming
Gossip From Thrush Green by Miss Read
The Language of God by Francis Collins
Peggy Parsons at Prep School by Annabel Sharp
A Place Called Hope by Philip Gulley

November
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by L.M. Alcott
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Mama Makes Up Her Mind by Bailey White
More Her Royal Spyness (And then I got fed up)

December
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jevons
The New Kitchen Garden by Anna Pavord
The 12 Month Gardener by Jeff Ashton
Bossypants by Tina Fey
The Diddakoi by Rumer Godden

Looking through this list, it becomes apparent that I really slacked off the faithful reading/writing once the holiday season kicked into gear.  I'm looking forward to a new year with lots of by-the-fireside reading time.  I hope you readers all have a lovely New Years Eve!

3 comments:

  1. Interesting, I feel like I read less this year because I spent so much of my reading time and energy on blogging (and reading/commenting on other blogs). I hope to find a better balance this year! I'm glad to have met you in the blogosphere, and wish you a wonderful 2015.

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    1. I am also so glad to have found your wonderful blog this year. I hope you have a very happy 2015!

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