The Bonus Round (2014 Edition)

I’ve been publishing a recap, every January (or February!), of every book mentioned in posts during the past year. It’s just a list of of books I talked about last year, here on the blog, and I present them as a cross-reference … in case you were thinking of reading one of them, say.

Mind you, this is not a list of books I read last year—although there are some of those on this list, and some I read in previous years. I do track what I’ve read, and I’ll provide those lists in a post later. This was My Year of Reading Nonfiction, and it’s an interesting list too.

But this is more like an Honorable Mentions list. Each title is linked to the post in which it appeared (sometimes it appeared in more than one; they’re all linked).

So here it is, for your reference and enjoyment:

Absalom! Absalom! (William Faulkner)
After Visiting Friends (Michael Hainey)
A Is for Alibi (Sue Grafton)
Albion’s Seed (David Hackett Fischer)
An Exaltation of Larks (James Lipton)
An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstory)
Are We Nearly There Yet? (Ben Hatch)
Art of Fielding, The (Chad Harbach)
Art of Racing in the Rain, The (Garth Stein)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Best of Youth, The (Michael Dahlie)
Bibliotopia (Steven Gilbar)
Big Fish (Daniel Wallace)
Black Swan Green (David Mitchell)
Blitzcat (Robert Westall)
Book Lover, The (Ali Smith)
Book Lust (Nancy Pearl)
Book Thief, The (Markus Zusak)
Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel)
Caldecott & Co. (Maurice Sendak)
Cat Sense (John Bradshaw)
Chaos Walking trilogy (Patrick Ness)
Charlotte’s Web (E. B. White)
Chocolat (Joanne Harris)
Clockwork Orange, A (Anthony Burgess)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Constellation of Vital Phenomena, A (Anthony Marra)
Corrections, The (Jonathan Franzen)
Cuckoo’s Calling, The (Robert Galbraith)
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The (Mark Haddon)
Daniel Martin (John Fowles)
Dip, The (Seth Godin)
Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
Ella Minnow Pea (Mark Dunn)
Ellen Foster (Kaye Gibbons)
Ex Libris (Anne Fadiman)
Filth (Irvine Welsh)
Firm, The (John Grisham)
Floatplane Notebooks, The (Clyde Edgerton)
Frederick (Amy Parker)
Fresh Off the Boat (Eddie Huang)
Gentle Madness, A (Nicholas Basbanes)
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The (Stieg Larson)
Girl Who Fell From the Sky, The (Heidi W. Durrow)
Goldfinch, The (Donna Tartt)
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown)
Great Gatsby, The (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Hamlet’s BlackBerry (William Powers)
Hare With Amber Eyes, The (Edmund de Waals)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J. K. Rowling)
Historian, The (Elizabeth Kostova)
Housekeeping vs. the Dirt (Nick Hornby)
How Fiction Works (James Wood)
How to Suppress Women’s Writing (Joanna Russ)
Hunt for Red October, The (Tom Clancy)
I Am Forbidden (Anouk Markovits)
Interestings, The (Meg Wolitzer)
In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead (James Lee Burke)
Just Between You and Me (Jenny B. Jones)
Kate Vaiden (Reynolds Price)
Kite Runner, The (Khaled Hosseini)
Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann)
Life After Life (Kate Atkinson)
Long Time, No See (Dermot Healy)
Lovely Bones, The (Alice Sebold)
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
Marriage Plot, The (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Mezzanine, The (Nicholson Baker)
More Baths Less Talking (Nick Hornby)
Morning for Flamingos, A (James Lee Burke)
Movement of Stars, The (Amy Brill)
Neon Rain, The (James Lee Burke)
Night Circus, The (Erin Morgenstern)
Now & Then (Jacqueline Sheehan)
Old Editor Says, The (John McIntyre)
Omnivore’s Dilemma, The (Michael Pollan)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ken Kesey)
One for the Books (Joe Queenan)
Pale King, The (David Foster Wallace)
Pegasus Descending (James Lee Burke)
Polysyllabic Spree, The (Nick Hornby)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Reading Diary, A (Alberto Manguel)
Reading Lolita in Tehran (Azar Nafisi)
Reading the World (Ann Morgan)
Remains of the Day, The (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Room (Emma Donoghue)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard)
Round House, The (Louise Erdrich)
Satanic Verses, The (Salman Rushdie)
Secrets of Six-Figure Women, The (Barbara Stanny)
Selfish Gene, The (Richard Dawkins)
Shakespeare Wrote for Money (Nick Hornby)
Shelf, The (Phyllis Rose)
Sixpence House (Paul Collins)
Someone Else’s Love Story (Joshilyn Jackson)
Sound and the Fury, The (William Faulkner)
Spinning Heart, The (Donal Ryan)
Story of Edgar Sawtelle, The (David Wroblewski)
Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, A (David Foster Wallace)
Telling Room, The (Michael Paterniti)
Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
Theory of Opposites, The (Allison Winn Scotch)
These Gentle Wounds (Helene Dunbar)
Time Traveler’s Wife, The (Audrey Niffenegger)
TransAtlantic (Colum McCann)
Virtuous Woman, A (Kaye Gibbons)
Visit From the Goon Squad, A (Jennifer Egan)
War Horse (Michael Morpurgo)
Wasp Factory, The (Iain Banks)
Watership Down (Richard Adams)
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (Maria Semple)
Whole Five Feet, The (Christopher Beha)
Whole New Life, A (Reynolds Price)
Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, The (Haruki Murakami)
Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel)
84 Charing Cross Road (Helene Hanff)

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