In Conclusion: My Autumn 2014 Reading List

At the beginning of the season, I set myself a goal of 18 books I hoped to read in the coming fall. (You can read that post here.) I didn’t cross off everything on the list but I did read a lot of great books. Here’s how I did.

1. Shotgun Lovesongs by Nicholas Butler

Status: Unread

2. Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon

Status: Read!

3. Harvest by Jim Crace

Status: Read!

4. Sweetland by Michael Crummey

Status: Read!

5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Status: Unread (been waiting on the library hold list for this one)

6. The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng

Status: Unread

7. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris

Status: Read! Read my review here.

8. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Status: Read!

9. The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini

Status: Read!

10. Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay

Status: Read! Read my review here.

11. Devil on Her Tongue by Linda Holeman

Status: Read!

12. The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter

Status: Unread

13. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller

Status: Still Reading. I know, still. There’s so much in this and I’m just steadily chewing away at it. I mean that as a compliment – my brain gets overloaded reading too much of it at a time.

14. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Status: Unread

15. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Status: Unread.

16. Transatlantic by Collum McCann

Status: Unread

17. The Birth House by Ami McKay

Status: Unread

18. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Status: Read

In total, I read 8 books on my list and have 2 that I’m still working on. So not all that impressive. However, I have done a good amount of reading this fall so let me share the other titles that have kept me busy.

  • I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
  • Butterflies in November by Audur Ava Olafsdottir (Read my review here.)
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
  • Everything in this Country Must by Colum McCann
  • The Eliot Girls by Krista Bridge
  • Stars Between the Sun and the Moon by Lucia Jang & Susan McClelland
  • Perfect by Rachel Joyce
  • Writing with Grace by Judy McFarlane
  • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

I feel that that brings me up to a more respectable count.

The thing I did not do well at is keeping up with book reviews. I don’t know if I should blame working two jobs or gaining 20 pounds but the reason’s somewhere in there. I’m sure I’ll have lots of time for blogging come March 2015!

Stay tuned for my Winter 2014/2015 Reading List!

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