1. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
2. Stardust – Neil Gaiman
3. The Game – A. S. Byatt
4. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
5. Angels and Insects – A. S. Byatt
6. Bread and Wine – Shauna Niequist
7. Animal Farm – George Orwell
8. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
9. The Shiva Tide – by my dad, Don Mooradian (you’ll want to read this when it gets published)
10. The Tale of the Rose: The Love Story Behind The Little Prince – Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry
11. Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There – Aldo Leopold
12. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamott
13. Don’t Tell the Grown-Ups: The Subversive Power of Children’s Literature – Alison Lurie
14. Vol de nuit – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
15. The Magician’s Assistant – Ann Patchett
17. Hard Times – Charles Dickens
18. Persuasion – Jane Austen
19. The Anthologist: A Novel – Nicholson Baker
20. Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children – Sharifa Oppenheimer
21. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
22. The Victorian Fairy Tale Book – Compiled by Michael Patrick Hearn
I was feeling pretty bad about how little I read in 2014 (and knew I’d done worse than 2013), but once compiled it’s not too embarrassing a list, considering I had a baby to contend with all year. Favorite read? Probably Rebecca (not because of the title, I swear). My dad’s book is also tops. Least favorite read? Probably either of the Byatt books, which is a little disappointing since for years her other novel Possession has been my favorite novel. Also, Ethan Frome is a serious bummer, but not a poorly written bummer.
Here’s to hoping I read more in 2015! I’m already off to a great start (currently loving Karen Russell), and I got so many other wonderful books as Christmas presents.
Happy new year, y’all!