The Best Books We Read in 2014

Yesterday my group, Booklovers Never Go To Bed Alone - Literary Adventures and I got together over coffee for a Book Chat and discussed what was the best book we each had read in 2014. It was a great discussion and I came away with a great list of books to check into. Some of them I have read and agree they were among my favorite books, some of them I'd heard of but not had a chance to read and some are totally new to me and sound very intriguing. Knowing that most booklovers are always looking for good book recommendations, I thought I'd share this list with you.

3500: An Autistic Boy's Ten-Year Romance with Snow White by Ron Miles 

All The Light We Can Not See by Anthony Doerr*

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Cutting for Stone by Abrahem Verghese*

The Dinner by Herman Koch

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery*

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt*

Hawaii by James Michener

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Living Water by Obery Hendricks

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman*

A Perfect Red by Amy Butler Greenfield

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert*

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt*

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (especially good on audiobook narrated by Bryan Cranston)*

We also went on to discuss what we are currently reading and some other book recommendations came up. Those titles are listed here:

Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane*

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson*

Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland

London by Edward Rutherfurd

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks*

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant*

The Shock of America by David Ellwood

Still Alice by Lisa Genova*

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

The Visitors by Sally Beauman

I hope you found something you want to pick up and read.

Happy Reading!

*These books have been discussed in our book clubs and I have linked to each books resources page.