S. by JJ Abrams

My Reading List for 2014

While I was writing my New Years cards yesterday, N J was wandering about our ever-growing library with a little sheet of paper and a pink pen. When I asked her what she was up to, she said she was making her reading list for 2014. It had never really occurred to me to make one before.

Well, in the interest of making a meme out of it, and to challenge myself to read at least 50 books next year, here’s mine! I’m only going to list 30 though, because I never know what I’m going to get from my book review cooperative, or from my friends. I’m also not going to include short story anthologies or monthly fiction magazines. But, since text lists are boring, I give you my Top 30 in a fun gallery format!

30 of the Books I Plan to Read in 2014

What books are you looking forward to reading this year? What were your favorite books of 2013? If you end up making a blog post, use the tag #2014reads and ping me back (use this blog’s URL somewhere in your own blog). I want to see what everyone else has on their shelf!

9 thoughts on “My Reading List for 2014

  1. Andrew says:

    I’ve been meaning to read the Amber books for a while. Years. I don’t think I’ll get to them this year, though. Haley’s book is next on my list after I finish the stuff I’m working on.
    I think you’re cheating a bit by listing Poe. 😛

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    • Alex Hurst says:

      Well, there’s still an entire novel in the collection I haven’t read yet, so it’s not technically cheating. Also, I’m only 48% through the whole thing, haha.

      This list isn’t exhaustive. And I’ll probably read waaaaay more than 30, if I count the things I’ve said I’m not (Clarkesworld and F&SF Magazine both come out monthly), and I’m always reading short story anthologies and my friends’ new releases too. This is more my ‘there is no excuse to not have these read by the end of 2014’ list. Haha!

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  2. njmagas says:

    If you don’t finish reading The Book of Jhereg next year I will be very upset with you 😦 Also, I know we share a library and everything, but it amuses me how many books are on both of our 2014 reading lists.

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  3. peakperspective says:

    It appears we have similar taste in texts, although there are a few fo yours I’ve not yet discovered. Favorite book of the year? Life after Life by Kate Atkinson. Brilliant – and equally brilliant in the audio format. Cheers for the fine reccomendations!

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