My Top Five Books of 2014

I read fewer books this year than usual.  I hit a couple of ruts and also started many books and never got into them.  I did read some good novels though, especially towards the end of the year.  Without further ado:

My third annual top five books that I have read this past year:

The Book of Unknown Americans,Christina Henriquez, -heartbreaking tale of immigrant family from South America trying to live the American Dream.  On many top lists for year deservedly.

Everything I Never Told You, Esther Ng – tale of an Asian-American family living in an Ohio town.  Suburban angst mixed with racism, marital woes and all other sorts of fun stuff.

The Goldfinch, Donna Tart – I have talked to so many people this past year who tried and tried but just couldn’t get through The Goldfinch.  It indeed is quite a hefty one but I enjoyed it, especially the end.  I appreciated the story, you really got into who the characters were and really got absorbed into it.

How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz – A novel of how to treat a woman I guess?  I love Junot Diaz novels.  I don’t understand a bunch of it as they’re always throwing Spanish in but its great.

The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion – An easy breezy book about a super nerdy College professor who goes about looking for a wife in “off the spectrum” ways in which he lives his whole life.  A fun novel.  I’m on the wait list for the sequel that just came out.

My 2013 Top Five

My 2012 Top Five

I love end of the year best book lists.  It’s my go-to for finding something good to read.  Some of the ones I look at:

Here’s to a prolific 2015!

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