Where were we.....
73> was The Boy Who Could See Demons...but apparently I put the 1st list of 2014 in reverse chronological order some some bizarre reason, so #73 was actually Fourth of July Creek
74> The Luminaries- Eleanor Catton: I actually liked this one way more than I thought I would.
75> World War Z - Max Brooks: Sooooooooo much better than the movie. So much more about the politics of a worldwide crisis.
76> Faithful Place - Tana French: I really so enjoy her books. Sort-of mysteries/ psychology studies, and well written.
77> Apocalypse Z - Manel Loureiro: I like a good apocalypse zombie story. I won't apologize.
78> We Were Liars - E. Lockhart: a young adult novel that is just WOW.
79>; All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr: It was ok. Well written, but the story just was a little too Davinci Code for me, I guess.
80>: Stone Mattress - Margaret Atwood: I usually LOVE Margaret Atwood, but this one just didn't stick with me. Perhaps I will revisit it later.
81>; Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel: I love a good Apocalypse story of pretty much any kind.
82>; The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton: If I had never read and Neal Stephenson, I would have loved this book. I did still really like it, though.
83>; Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguru: Meh. Story just didn't sit right with me. Too "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet", and I liked that better.
84>; Broken Monsters - Lauren Beukes: Too "Hannibal, the TV show".
85>; Yes, Please - Amy Poeler: Way better and more interesting than I expected.
86>; Already Dead - Charlie Huston: Zombies are fun.
87>; To Rise Again At A Decent Hour- Joshua Farris: Liked it
88>; The Vacationers- Emma Straub: Good story about a marriage and a family. I liked it.
90>; Bossy Pants - Tina Fey: Also way better and more interesting than I expected.
91>; Slouching Toward Bethlehem - Joan Didian: Meh
92> Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng: It was just ok, although that may have had something to do with the fact that I was deeply engrossed in the SERIAL podcast at the time I read it. There are some similarities between the stories, but Serial, being TRUE and ON-GOING, was/is way more fascinating.
OK so that's it for 2014. 92 books. Not a record, but no too shabby, I think? The most important (and surprising) thing to ME, anyway, is that I actually remember reading them haha. There were only a couple of books in 2014 that I started and just could not complete. Both involved animal cruelty and I just cannot even. Those were: Salvage the Bones, and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. They both got great reviews and my opinions should not count against them. I just can't read those kinds of things. The horror of them gets stuck in my brain and plays on a loop for eternity. And LAWD, I don't need to add to the things already on the loop.