Books Read (2014)

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January

  1. A Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin ★★★★★
  2. Ascension – Jacqueline Koyanagi ★★★
  3. Powder & Patch – Georgette Heyer ★★½
  4. The Mummy’s Curse – Kanari Yozaburo (reread) ★★★
  5. Hawkeye Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon – Matt Fraction and David Aja ★★★★
  6. Cathy’s Book – Jordan Weisman ★★½
  7. Indiana Jones Omnibus Vol. 1 – Various Authors ★★½
  8. House of Many Ways – Diana Wynne Jones
  9. The Unknown Ajax – Georgette Heyer ★★★½
  10. Death TV – Kanari Yozaburo (reread)
  11. Smoke and Mirrors – Kanari Yozaburo (reread)
  12. Sylvester – Georgette Heyer ★★★★½
  13. No Touch Monkey! – Ayun Halliday ★★½
  14. Lord Peter Views the Body – Dorothy L. Sayers ★★★★
  15. Gaudy Night – Dorothy L. Sayers ★★★½

February

  1. The Quiet Gentleman – Georgette Heyer ★★★★½
  2. Faro’s Daughter – Georgette Heyer ★★½
  3. Unnatural Death – Dorothy L. Sayers ★★★★
  4. Cousin Kate – Georgette Heyer ★★★
  5. Busman’s Honeymoon – Dorothy L. Sayers ★★★½
  6. Guards! Guards! – Terry Pratchett (reread)
  7. Don’t Even Think About It – Sarah Mlynowski ★★½
  8. Charmed Life – Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
  9. The Black Moth – Georgette Heyer
  10. The Doll People – Ann M. Martin ★★★½
  11. T-Backs, T-Shirts, COAT and Suit – E.L. Konigsburg

March

  1. Princess of Glass – Jessica Day George ★★★★½
  2. The Goblin Emperor – Katherine Addison ★★★★★
  3. Because of Her – K.E. Payne (DNF)
  4. The Lives of Christopher Chant – Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
  5. Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
  6. Monstrous Regiment – Terry Pratchett (reread)
  7. Night Watch – Terry Pratchett (reread)
  8. The Fifth Elephant – Terry Pratchett ★★★★
  9. Conrad’s Fate – Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
  10. Enchanted Glass – Diana Wynne Jones (reread) ★★★★½
  11. The Lost Conspiracy – Frances Hardinge (reread)
  12. To Say Nothing of the Dog – Connie Willis ★★★★★
  13. The Other Typist – Suzanne Rindell ★★★
  14. Might As Well Be Dead – Rex Stout ★★★
  15. A Long, Long Sleep – Anna Sheehan ★★★

April

  1. A Rogue By Any Other Name – Sarah MacLean ★★½
  2. The Assassin’s Curse – Cassandra Rose Clarke ★★★★½
  3. Seraphina – Rachel Hartman ★★★½
  4. Lily’s Crossing – Patricia Reilly Giff (reread) ★★★★½
  5. Whose Body? – Dorothy L. Sayers (reread)
  6. Afterparty – Daryl Gregory ★★★★
  7. Clouds of Witness – Dorothy L. Sayers (reread)
  8. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation – Lauren Willig ★★½
  9. Who is Shayla Hacker? – Evan Kilgore [DNF]
  10. Seven for a Secret – Lyndsay Faye ★★★★★
  11. A Long Way from Chicago – Richard Peck (reread)
  12. The Door in the Wall – Marguerite de Angeli
  13. Bellfield Hall – Anna Dean ★★½
  14. It’s Like This, Cat – Emily Cheney Neville ★★★★

May

  1. The Queen of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner ★★★★★
  2. Smile – Raina Telgemeier
  3. Regency Buck – Georgette Heyer ★★
  4. When you Reach Me – Rebecca Stead ★★★★★
  5. Keeping the Castle – Patrice Kindl ★★★★½
  6. The Princess Bride – William Goldman ★★★★★
  7. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club – Genevieve Valentine ★★★★½
  8. Grave Sight – Charlaine Harris ★★★
  9. Dare! – Erin Frankel
  10. Tough! – Erin Frankel
  11. Weird! – Erin Frankel
  12. What Makes a Baby – Cory Silverberg
  13. Pecan Pie Baby – Jacqueline Woodson
  14. Wheels of Change – Sue Macy
  15. Shards of Honor – Lois McMaster Bujold (reread)
  16. Barrayar – Lois McMaster Bujold (reread)

June

  1. At the Mountains of Madness – INJ Culbard
  2. The Vengekeep Prophecies – Brian Farrey ★★★½
  3. Separate is Never Equal – Duncan Tonatiuh
  4. All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom – Angela Johnson
  5. A Cook’s Tour – Anthony Bourdain ★★★
  6. The Colonel of the Red Huzzars – John Reed Scott ★★★★½
  7. The Reluctant Widow – Georgette Heyer ★★★★
  8. I’m Perfect, You’re Doomed – Kyra Abrahams ★★★★
  9. Saga, vol. 1 – Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples ★★★★½
  10. The Astronaut Wives Club – Lily Koppel ★½
  11. Three Parts Dead – Max Gladstone ★★★★
  12. The Princess in the Opal Mask – Jenny Lundquist ★★½
  13. Worldsoul – Liz Williams ★★★½
  14. Allison Hewitt Is Trapped – Madeleine Roux [DNF]
  15. Friday’s Child – Georgette Heyer
  16. Blackwood – Gwenda Bond ★★½
  17. Dark Metropolis – Jaclyn Dolamore ★★★★½

July

  1. Otherbound – Corinne Duyvis
  2. Fun Home – Alison Bechdel ★★★½
  3. The Golden Twine – Jo Rioux
  4. Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy – Brian K. Vaughan & Adrian Alphona ★★★★
  5. Runaways, Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland – Brian K. Vaughan & Adrian Alphona ★★★
  6. Runaways, Vol. 3: The Good Die Young – Brian K. Vaughan & Adrian Alphona ★★★★
  7. Runaways, Vol. 4: True Believers – Brian K. Vaughan & Adrian Alphona
  8. The Time of the Ghost – Diana Wynne Jones ★★★

August

  1. Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson ★★★★
  2. My Year with Eleanor – Noelle Hancock ★★★
  3. Everything is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour – Rachel Shukert ★★★★
  4. Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas – Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks ★★★★
  5. Nightcrawler, Volume 1: The Devil Inside – Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
  6. Hawkeye Vol. 2: Little Hits – Matt Fraction and David Aja
  7. Nightcrawler, Volume 2: The Winding Way – Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
  8. Queenpin – Megan Abbott ★★★★★
  9. Otto the Book Bear – Katie Cleminson
  10. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – William Joyce
  11. Marvels – Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross
  12. Deadpool, Vol. 1: Dead Presidents – Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan and Tony Moore ★★★
  13. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol. 1 – Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli
  14. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol. 2 – Brian Michael Bendis, Chris Samnee, Sara Pichelli, and David Marquez
  15. The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 1: My Own Worst Enemy – Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman and Giuseppe Camuncoli ★★★
  16. The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 2: A Troubled Mind – Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos and Ryan Stegman ★★★
  17. Gambit, Vol. 1: Once A Thief…
  18. Gambit, Vol. 2: Tombstone Blues
  19. The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 3: No Escape – Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos and Ryan Stegman
  20. Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility – Mireille Guiliano ★★★
  21. Black Widow: The Name of the Rose – Marjorie M. Liu and Daniel Acuña
  22. Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading – Lizzie Skurnick
  23. Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated – Alison Arngrim ★★★★½
  24. Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? – Roz Chast
  25. El Deafo – Cece Bell ★★★★
  26. The Cure for Dreaming – Cat Winters ★★★½

September

  1. Raising Steam – Terry Pratchett
  2. The Daughter of Time – Josephine Tey ★★★★½
  3. The Magician’s Guild – Trudi Canavan ★★★½
  4. The Goblin Emperor – Katherine Addison (reread)
  5. The Chaos – Nalo Hopkinson ★★
  6. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers (reread)
  7. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club – Dorothy L. Sayers (reread)
  8. Black Sheep – Georgette Heyer
  9. The Magpie Lord – K.J. Charles ★★★★★
  10. The Falling Woman – Pat Murphy ★★★½
  11. Debris – Jo Anderton ★★½
  12. Princess of the Silver Woods – Jessica Day George

October

  1. A Long Day in November – Ernest J. Gaines ★★★
  2. The Murders of Richard III – Elizabeth Peters ★★★½
  3. The Toll-Gate – Georgette Heyer ★★★★
  4. Brat Farrar – Josephine Tey ★★★★½
  5. False Colors – Alex Beecroft ★★★★
  6. And Only to Deceive – Tasha Alexander ★★★★½
  7. A Stranger in Olondria – Sofia Samatar ★★★½
  8. Weekend – Christopher Pike ★★
  9. The Shadow Hero – Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew ★★★★★
  10. Dead Air – James Goss ★★★★
  11. A Passage of Stars – Kate Elliott ★★½
  12. A Case of Possession – KJ Charles ★★★★½
  13. Black Maria (Aunt Maria) – Diana Wynne Jones ★★★★★
  14. Dark Threat – Patricia Wentworth ★★★★
  15. Archer’s Goon – Diana Wynne Jones (reread) ★★★★★
  16. Clariel – Garth Nix ★★★★★
  17. Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town That Talks to the Dead – Christine Wicker ★★★★
  18. The Man in the Queue – Josephine Tey ★★★★
  19. Eight Days of Luke – Diana Wynne Jones ★★★★

November

  1. Wild Magic – Tamora Pierce ★★★½
  2. #GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoruso ★★★
  3. The White Magic Five and Dime – Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco ★★★½
  4. Alanna: The First Adventure – Tamora Pierce ★★★★½
  5. The Silent Tower – Barbara Hambly ★★★★
  6. Bath Tangle – Georgette Heyer ★★★½
  7. Feed – Mira Grant (reread)
  8. Range of Ghosts – Elizabeth Bear ★★★★
  9. This Book is Overdue! – Marilyn Johnson ★★★★
  10. Vicious – V.E. Schwab ★★★½
  11. Deenie – Judy Blume
  12. Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple
  13. ★★★★★

December

  1. Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh
  2. The Happiness of Pursuit – Chris Guillebeau
  3. King Dork Approximately – Frank Portman
  4. Prosperity – Alexis Hall ★★★★★
  5. A Hero at the End of the World – Erin Claiborne ★★★★
  6. The Winter Prince – Elizabeth Wein ★★★★
  7. The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin – Colette Moody (DNF)
  8. DarkShip Thieves – Sarah A. Hoyt (DNF)
  9. Miss Pym Disposes – Josephine Tey ★★★★½
  10. The Margarets – Sherri S. Tepper ★★★★½
  11. Wicked Uncle – Patricia Wentworth ★★★
  12. Cinder – Marissa Meyer ★★★½
  13. City of Pearl – Karen Traviss ★★★★½
  14. The Dragon and the Pearl – Jeannie Lin ★★★★

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