My Annual Booklists

Since 1994 I have tracked the books I read. Any book can qualify, long or short, fiction or non-fiction, technical or fun, as long as I read it completely.

2014 Booklist
  1. The Pale King
    David Foster Wallace
  2. Little Women
    Louisa May Alcott
  3. Stone’s Fall
    Iain Pears
  4. The Assault
    Harry Mulisch (transl. by Claire Nicolas White)
  5. The Bell Jar
    Sylvia Plath
  6. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
    Carson McCullers
  7. Awful First Dates
    Sarah Z. Wexler
  8. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    Michael Lewis
  9. American Tragedy: O.J. Simpson –
    The Uncensored Story of What Happened Behind Closed Doors

    Lawrence Schiller and James Willwerth
  10. Midnight’s Children
    Salman Rushdie
  11. The Help
    Kathryn Stockett
  12. Fair and Tender Ladies
    Lee Smith
  13. Emma
    Jane Austen
  14. The Authoritarians
    Bob Altemeyer
  15. Exodus
    Leon Uris
  16. Compost: The Natural Way to Make Food for Your Garden
    Ken Thompson
  17. There’s Nothing in the Middle of the Road
    But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos

    Jim Hightower
  18. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
    Chalmers Johnson
  19. The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
    Jeff Sharlet
  20. The Kung Fu Book of Caine: The Complete Guide
    to TV’s First Mystical Eastern Western

    Herbie J. Pilato
  21. The Outsiders
    S. E. Hinton
  22. A Happy Death
    Albert Camus (transl. by Richard Howard)
  23. On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon
    Kaye Gibbons
  24. My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story
    Abraham Verghese
  25. The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
    Chalmers Johnson
  26. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Mark Haddon
  27. Point Counter Point
    Aldous Huxley
  28. Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic
    Chalmers Johnson
  29. Spider Bones
    Kathy Reichs
  30. The Racketeer
    John Grisham
  31. Our Vanishing Landscape
    Eric Sloane
  32. Mistress of the Art of Death
    Ariana Franklin
  33. Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression
    Studs Terkel