Sunday, December 28, 2014

Year in Review: Adult (Fiction/Nonfiction)

In 2014, I read and reviewed 625 books. I read 109 adult books. This includes fiction and nonfiction.

My top five fiction:
  1. The Daughter of Time. Josephine Tey. 1951/1995. Simon & Schuster. 208 pages. [Source: Bought]  
  2. Bridge to Haven. Francine Rivers. 2014. Tyndale House. 468 pages. [Source: Library]  
  3. Doomsday Book. Connie Willis. 1992. Random House. 592 pages.  [Source: Book I Bought]
  4. To Say Nothing of the Dog. Connie Willis. 1998. Bantam. 493 pages. [Source: Bought]  
  5. The Second Confession (Nero Wolfe). Rex Stout. 1949. 256 pages. [Source: Book I Bought] and In the Best Families. (Nero Wolfe). Rex Stout. 1950. 272 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
My top five classics:
  1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Betty Smith. 1943/2006. HarperCollins. 496 pages. [Source: Bought]  
  2. No Name. Wilkie Collins. 1862/1998. Oxford University Press. 748 pages.
  3. The Belton Estate. Anthony Trollope. 1866/1993. Penguin. 432 pages. [Source: Bought]
  4. Good Morning, Miss Dove. Frances Gray Patton. 1954. 218 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
  5. A Tale of Two Cities. Charles Dickens. 1854/2003. Bantam Classics. 382 pages. [Source: Bought]
My top five nonfiction:
  1. Unbroken. Laura Hillenbrand. 2010. Random House. 473 pages. [Source: Library]
  2. An Autobiography. Agatha Christie. 1977/1996. Berkley. 635 pages. [Source: Bought]  
  3. Frozen in Time. Mitchell Zuckoff. 2013. Harper. 391 pages. [Source: Library]   
  4. Out of the Depths. Edgar Harrell, with David Harrell. 2014. Bethany House. 192 pages. [Source: Library] 
  5. The Boys in the Boat. Daniel James Brown. 2013. Viking. 416 pages. [Source: Library]
My top five rereads:
  1. Les Miserables. Victor Hugo. Translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood. 1862/1887. 1232 pages.
  2. Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte. 1847.  300 pages. [Source: Own]
  3. Persuasion. Jane Austen 1818/1992. Knopf Doubleday. 304 pages. [Source: Bought]
  4. North and South. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1854-1855. 452 pages. [Source: Bought]
  5. Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury. 1953/1991. Del Rey. 179 pages. [Source: Bought] 

© 2014 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Anonymous said...

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hopeinbrazil said...

Daughter of Time and Doomsday Book are both high up on my TBR list. Glad to see that you thought they were so good.

Vasilly said...

I haven't read any of these but Unbroken is on my tbr list after reading Seabiscuit. Happy New Year!

Carl V. Anderson said...

I LOVE A Tale of Two Cities. Such a great book.

I need to read more Connie Willis. What little I've read, I've enjoyed.

Anonymous said...

I love the way you've split your list! Nice.
I've not read the Wilkie Collins one you picked - will have to take a look at that! Thanks.
I love Jane Eyre - I really should go back and have a reread. It's one of those books that I just have a soft spot for!
Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2015.
Lynn :D