Reading List 2014

My reading-related resolutions for 2014 are:

  1. Read 30 books I haven’t read before (I’m a serial book-repeater)
  2. Make a book club with friends
  3. Read all of the works of Hans Fallada


  1. Book Club PickI Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith.
  2. Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip – Confessions of a Cynical Waiter, Steve Dublanica.
  3. Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family, Miep Gies.


  1. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell.
  2. The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg.
  3. Girl Walks into a Bar…: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle, Rachel Dratch.


  1.  Book Club Pick: The Round House, Louise Erdrich.
  2. The Drinker, Hans Fallada.
  3. Little Man, What Now?, Hans Fallada.
  4. Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy, Maggie Anderson. (I could only get through 100 pages of this book.)
  5. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn.


  1. Book Club Pick: The Seventh Cross, Anna Seghers.
  2. The Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls, Cassandra Clare.
  3. Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White.


  1. Book Club Pick: Hateship, Loveship, Courtship, Loveship Marriage: Stories, Alice Munro.
  2. Longbourn, Jo Baker
  3. The Lean: a Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss -Kathy Freston.
  4. Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Joel Fuhrman.
  5. My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me: And Other Stories I Shouldn’t Share with Acquaintances, Coworkers, Taxi Drivers, Assistants, Job Interviewers, Bikini Waxers, and Ex/Current/Future Boyfriends but Have, Hilary Winston.
  6. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green.


  1. Book Club Pick: The Violent Bear it Away, Flannery  O’Connor.
  2. Divergent, Veronica Roth.
  3. Insurgent, Veronica Roth.
  4. Allegiant, Veronica Roth.
  5. The Spectacular Now, Tim Tharp.


  1. Book Club Pick: The Reef, Edith Wharton.
  2. I Am the Messenger, Markus Zusak.
  3. ?


  1. Book Club Pick: Oreo, Fran Ross.
  2. Looking for Alaska, John Green.


  1. The Supernatural Enhancements, Edgar Cantero.
  2. A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman.


  1. Slim for Life, Jillian Michaels.
  2. The Twentysomething Guide to Getting it Together: A Step-by-Step Plan for Surviving Your Quarterlife Crisis, Mary Traina.
  3. The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories. Marina Keegan.


  1. Book Club Pick: Three Blind Mice. Agatha Christie.
  2. The Marriage Plot: A Novel. Jeffrey Eugenides.
  3. Breathe, Annie, Breathe. Miranda Kenneally.
  4. Code Name Verity. Elizabeth Wein.


  1. A Plain and Fancy Christmas. Cynthia Keller.
  2. Under God’s Umbrella. Holley Gerth.