Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Books I Read in 2014


Here is the list of the books I read in 2014. You will notice that a couple are listed twice; this is not a typo.  I loved the books so much that I reread them.
  1. Blink of An Eye.....Ted Dekker
  2. The Good Guy.....Dean Koontz
  3. The Athena Project....Brad Thor
  4. The Devil's Dream......Lee Smith
  5. The Shoemaker's Wife...Adriana Trigiani
  6. White Fire...Preston and Child
  7. Target....Catherine Coulter
  8. Never Go Back...Lee Child
  9. Icy Sparks..Gwyn Hyman Rubio
  10. Oolong Dead...Laura Childs
  11. Sycamore Road...John Grisham
  12. Caught....Harlan Coben
  13. Envy...Sandra Brown
  14. The Walker Sisters of Little Greenbrier..Rose Houk
  15. The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc..Loraine Despres
  16. Fly Away...Kristin Hannah
  17. Live Wire...Harlan Coben
  18. The White Devil..Justin Evans
  19. The Tea Olive Bird Watching Society..Augusta Trobaugh
  20. Big Hair and Flying Cows...Delores J. Wilson
  21. The Scarecrow...Michael Connelly
  22. High Country Fall...Margaret Maron
  23. Malice...Lisa Jackson
  24. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories...Flannery O'Conner
  25. The Almost Moon....Alice Sebold
  26. The First Eagle...Tony Hillerman
  27. A Single Thread...Marie Boswick
  28. Booty Bones...Carolyn Haines
  29. Dance Hall of the Dead...Tony Hillerman
  30. Promise Me...Harlan Coben
  31. The Long Way Home...Mariah Stewart
  32. Tropical Freeze...James W. Hall
  33. A Marriage Between Friends...Melina Curtis
  34. Born Country...Randy Owen
  35. The Art Forger...B.A. Shapiro
  36. The Long Man...Amy Greene
  37. Captured by Love...Jean Hager
  38. The Kept..James Scott
  39. Something Wicked...Lisa Jackson/Nancy Bush
  40. The Curing Season...Leslie Wells
  41. Foreign Body...Robin Cook
  42. Carved in Bone...Jefferson Bass
  43. Night of the Blackbird..Heather Graham
  44. White Fire....Preston and Child
  45. The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion...Fannie Flagg
  46. How to Be a Good Wife...Emma Chapman
  47. The Darkest Evening of the Year..Dean Koontz
  48. Long Lost...Harlon Coben
  49. Beans & Cornbread for Breakfast..James Milton Hanna
  50. Hank Hung the Moon...Rheta Grimsley Johnson
  51. Stay Close..Harlan Coben
  52. Showdown...Ted Dekker
  53. Self-Incrimination...Randy Singer
  54. The secret Garden...Frances Hodgson Burnett
  55. Innocence..Dean Koontz
  56. Wayfaring Stranger...James Lee Burke
  57. Missing You...Harlon Coben
  58. The Myrtles
  59. The Pink Suit..Nicole Mary Kelby
  60. The Skeleton Man...Tony Hillerman
  61. Gatlinburg and the Great Smokies...Ernie Pyle
  62. The Old Man and the Sea...Ernest Hemingway
  63. One Door Away from Heaven...Dean Koontz
  64. Your Heart Belongs to Me...Dean Koontz
  65. The Christmas Pearl...Dorothea Benton Frank
  66. Don't Make Me Smile...Barbara Park
  67. The Twelve Deaths of Christmas..Marian Babson
  68. A Redbird Christmas...Fannie Flagg
  69. The Rosie Project...Graeme Simsion
  70. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story...Rick Bragg
  71. Rescuing the Raggedy Man...Perry Pitney with Jim Killam
  72. The Walker Sisters...Rose Hauk
  73. Caleb's Crossing...Geraldine Brooks
  74. An American Childhood...Annie Dillard
  75. The Teacher's Funeral..Richard Peck
  76. The Lost Years....Mary Higgins Clark
  77. Just One Look....Harlan Coben
  78. Porch Lights..Dorothea Benton Frank
  79. The Hounds of the Baskervilles...Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  80. Once in Every Life..Kristin Hannah
  81. Caught...Harlan Coben
  82. Breathless...Dean Koontz
  83. Two for Texas...James Lee Burke
  84. A Man Called Blessed...Ted Dekker/Bill Bright
  85. Love, Cajun Style..Diane Les Becquets
  86. Life Expectancy...Dean Koontz
  87. 24 Hours...Greg Iles
  88. Help! I'm Laughing and I Can't Get Up...Liz Curtis Higgs
The bold titles are the ones that I really enjoyed. In addition to these books, I've read the Bible, science, travel, and history magazines, the newspaper, and Facebook.  A lot of reading, but I have a huge stack of books on my to-be-read stack, just waiting.
I have a journal on my desk where I keep up with the books I read. This ability to read is one of our most beautiful gifts.