Reviews by Author 2014

Abbott, Edwin A. – Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
Adams, Richard – Watership Down
Anders, Charlie Jane – The Cartography of Sudden Death
Asimov, Isaac – The Currents of Space
Atwood, Margaret – Oryx and Crake

Bacigalupi, Paolo – The Windup Girl
Baum, L. Frank – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Benford, Gregory – The Final Now
Bick, Ilsa J. – The Key
Brontë, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
Brown, Pierce – Red Rising
Brubaker, Jason – reMIND: Volume 1
Brubaker, Jason – reMIND: Volume 2
Bryson, Bill – A Short History of Nearly Everything
Butcher, Jim – Love Hurts
Butcher, Jim – Skin Game

Card, Orson Scott – Ender’s Game
Carey, Mike – The Devil You Know
Child, Lee – Killing Floor
Child, Lee – Personal
Clarke, Arthur C. – The City and the Stars
Clarke, Arthur C. – Rendezvous with Rama
Clines, Peter – 14
Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness
Cook, Glen- The Black Company
Cooke, Darwyn – Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter
Correia, Larry- Hard Magic
Correia, Larry – Warbound
Crouch, Blake – Pines

Denton, Bradley – The Adakian Eagle
Dilts, Tyler – A Cold and Broken Hallelujah
Duncan, Andy – Wakulla Springs

Ellis, Warren – Gun Machine

Farrugia, Nathan M. – The Chimera Vector

Gaiman, Neil – The Case of Death and Honey
Gaiman, Neil – The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Gillen, Kieron – Phonogram, Volume 1: Rue Britannia
Grant, Mira – Feed
Green, John – The Fault in Our Stars
Green, John – Looking for Alaska
Green, Simon R. – The Nightside, Needless to Say

Haggard, H. Rider – King Solomon’s Mines
Hammett, Dashiell – The Maltese Falcon
Heinlein, Robert A. – The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Hill, Joe – NOS4A2
Howey, Hugh – Dust
Howey, Hugh – Shift
Howey, Hugh – Wool

Irving, John – A Prayer for Owen Meany

Kadrey, Richard – Aloha from Hell
Kadrey, Richard – Kill the Dead
Kadrey, Richard – Sandman Slim
Kaku, Michio – Einstein’s Cosmos
Kaku, Michio – Parallel Worlds
Karlsson, Kolbeinn – The Troll King
Kerman, Piper – Orange Is the New Black
Kroese, Robert – Disenchanted

Lem, Stanisław – Solaris
Lepucki, Edan – California
Levin, Ira – A Kiss Before Dying
Lewis, C.S. – The Screwtape Letters
Lovecraft, H.P. – At the Mountains of Madness

Mandelo, Brit – The Finite Canvas
Martin, P.C. – Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus
McCarthy, Cormac – Blood Meridian
McWhorter, John H. – Language A to Z
Melville, Herman – Moby Dick
Meyer, Scott – Off to Be the Wizard
Morman, Marsha – Wayward Pines: The Redundant Man

Ng, Celeste – Everything I Never Told You

Park, Paul – Ragnarok
Pötzsch, Oliver – The Hangman’s Daughter

Reid, Rob – Year Zero
Reynolds, Alastair – The Six Directions of Space
Rothfuss, Patrick – The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Rowland, Diana – My Life as a White Trash Zombie
Rushdie, Salman – The Satanic Verses

Sakey, Marcus – A Better World
Sanderson, Brandon – The Emperor’s Soul
Sanderson, Brandon – Legion
Sanderson, Brandon – Mistborn: The Final Empire
Sanderson, Brandon – Mitosis
Sawyer, Robert J. – Calculating God
Scalzi, John – The Ghost Brigades
Scalzi, John – The Last Colony
Scalzi, John – Lock In
Scalzi, John – Old Man’s War
Sheckley, Robert – Dimension of Miracles
Shelly, Mary – Frankenstein
Snicket, Lemony – The Bad Beginning
Steinhauer, Olen – All The Old Knives
Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island

Taylor, Jodi – Just One Damned Thing After Another
Taylor, Jodi – A Symphony of Echoes
Templesmith, Ben – The Squidder
Tolstoy, Leo – The Death of Ivan Ilych

Vandiver, Elizabeth – Classical Mythology
Vaughan, Brian K. – Saga, Volume 3
Voth, Grant L. – The History of World Literature

Walker, Rysa – Timebound
Weir, Andy – The Martian
Wiebe, Kurtis – Peter Panzerfaust
Willingham, Bill – Peter and Max
Wolfe, Nathan – The Viral Storm
Woodard, Colin – American Nations


Best of: 2014 Index and Introduction

All lists are subjective, but this is exceptionally so because my list is not a list of books that came out in 2014, although many did, but that I chose to read in 2014. So this isn’t necessarily like other people’s lists. This is not an end of year awards kinda list. It is an end of year reflection on a year in reading. I have read and listened to over 130 books, short stories, and published lecture series this year and reviewed a little over 100 of them. I am taking a moment to sit back and sift through the reviews and select a handful in a variety of categories to single out as recommendations.

Index of Best of 2014:
Best of: Non-Fiction 2014
Best of: Historic or Realistic Fiction 2014
Best of: Short Stories and Novellas 2014
Best of: Science Fiction 2014
Best of: Fantasy 2014

This is a complete list of all books reviewed and considered for 2014.