Every year (nearly) for the last 12 years, I have compiled a “Favorite Reads” list to send out with my holiday greetings cards. The criteria for selection include the following:
1) I must have read the book for the first time during that year (in this case, 2014.) Therefore, I cannot include books I have re-read that I had originally read years ago.
2) I must have liked it sufficiently to have rated it at least four stars out of five.
3) All books – fiction, nonfiction, YA, Juvenile, picture books – are fair game as long as they have met the first two criteria.
The titles will be listed in alphabetical order by title. Author and copyright year included.
Without further ago, the list (in progress):
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior (2014) – Nonfiction
The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School by Fowler Dewitt (2013) – Juvenile Fiction
Delicious: A novel by Ruth Reichl (2014) – Fiction
Full Ride by Margaret Peterson Haddix (2013) – YA Fiction
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A. S. King (2014) – YA Fiction
I Heart My Little A-Holes by Karen Alpert (2014) – Nonfiction/memoir-ish
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland (2014) – Memoir
The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern (2014) – Juvenile Fiction
The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kahara (2014) – Picture Book
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mulally Hunt (2013) – Juvenile Fiction
Pioneer Girl: a novel by Bich Minh Nguyen (2014) – Fiction
Poster Child: a memoir by Emily Rapp (2006) – Memoir
The Power of Poppy Pendle by Natasha Lowe (2013) – Juvenile Fiction
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice (2014) – FictionA Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd (2014) – Juvenile Fiction
The Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch (2012) – Fiction
Three Wishes: a novel by Liane Moriarty (2005) – Fiction