31 December 2014

Here we are at the end of the year 2014.

Did you read any great books?

I may actually still finish one or two books tonight but here is my list for the year:

27 books, total

7 - 5.0*
4 - 4.5*
9 – 4.0*
7 - 3.5*
8 Memoirs
4 Adult
5 Non
4 Young Adult Fiction
1 Children’s
4 graphic novels

Findings: I really don’t like graphic novels. I still enjoy a well written Young Adult novel. I love memoirs.

January 2014

Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?, Billy Crystal 4.5* 

What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, Tim Conway 4.0*

February 2014

Cave Paintings to Picasso: The Inside Scoop on 50 Art Masterpieces,
Henry M Sayre, 5.0*

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel, Alan
Bradley, 4.5*

March 2014

Mouseton Abbey, Nick Page, 4.0*

April 2014

The Life and Times of Call the Midwife: The Official Companion to Season

One and Two, Heidi Thomas, 5.0*

Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times,
Jennifer Worth, 5.0*

May 2014

Greetings from Nowhere, Barbara O’Connor, 4.0*

Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth, 5.0

Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End, Jennifer Worth,

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children), Ransom
Riggs, 4.0*

The Potty Mouth at the Table, Laurie Notaro, 3.5*

July 2014

Lessons from the Mountain, Mary McDonough, 4.5*

August 2014

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden: A Novel, Jonas
Jonasson, 4.0*

I Kill the Mockingbird, Paul Acampora, 4.0*

Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past,
Ransom Riggs, 4.0*

September 2014

The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye, Robert Kirkman, 3.5*

Outlander, Diana Gabaldon, 4.5*

The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us, Robert Kirkman, 3.5*

The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars,Robert Kirkman, 3.5*

October 2014

The Walking Dead, Vol. 4: The Heart's Desire, Robert Kirkman, 3.5*

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes, 4.0*

November 2014

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel (A Mitford Novel), Jan Karon, 4.0*

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir), May Van Wagenen, 5.0*

The Word Snoop, Ursula Dubosarsky, 3.5*

December 2014

Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, Jim Lovell, 5.0*

Who is Tom Ditto?, Danny Wallace, 3.5*

This was actually my second time reading Lovell's memoir. I read it with our 13 year old son over the course of a few years. His retention is remarkable so it is fine that we read from it only a couple times a month. I highly recommend it.
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