Read in 2014

  1. Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy by Sudhir Venkatesh (5)
  2. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (4.5)
  3. A Taste of Molecules: In Search of the Secrets of Flavor by Diane Fresquez (2.5)
  4. Textile by Orly Castel-Bloom (2.5)
  5. Home Made: The Ultimate DIY Cookbook, Featuring Over 200 From-Scratch Recipes by Yvette Van Boven (4)
  6. High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society by Dr. Carl Hart (4)
  7. Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival by Fadumo Korn (3.5)
  8. The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis (4)
  9. The Awesome Girl’s Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men by Ernessa T Carter (5)
  10. The High Road by Terry Fallis (4)
  11. The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure edited by Tristan Taormino and Celine Parrenas Shimizu, Constance Penley, Mireille Miller-Young (4.5)
  12. Kissing the Sword: A Prison Memoir by Shahrnush Parsipur (4)
  13. Umastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell by Katherine Angel (4)
  14. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley (4)
  15. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (5)
  16. Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism by Natasha Walter (3)
  17. A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory From a Prairie Landscape by Candace Savage (5)
  18. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (4)
  19. Hellgoing by Lynn Coady (3.5)
  20. Israel / Palestine and the Queer International by Sarah Schulman (4)
  21. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairytale In A Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M Valente (5)
  22. Preserving: The Canning and Freezing Guide for All Seasons by Pat Crocker (4.5)
  23. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M Valente (4)
  24. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M Valente (4)
  25. Always in Shadow by Heather Davis (2.5)
  26. The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness (5)
  27. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson (3.5)
  28. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (3)
  29. Speed of Light by Amber Kizer (4.5)
  30. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang (4.5)
  31. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi (4)
  32. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (3)
  33. The Traveler, The Tower, and the Worm: The Reader as Metaphor by Alberto Manguel (4)
  34. Do Muslim Women Need Saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod (4.5)
  35. Ru by Kim Thuy (3)
  36. The Cleft by Doris Lessing (4.5)
  37. The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre (4.5)
  38. Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott (4.5)
  39. The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History by Joseph M Marshall III (2.5)
  40. The Bear by Claire Cameron (5)
  41. Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich (4.5)
  42. Falling Backwards by Jann Arden (2)
  43. The Ministry of Pain by Dubravka Ugresic (2.5)
  44. Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis by Jody Raphael (4)
  45. Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty by Jennifer M Silva (4)
  46. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (5)
  47. Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi (3.5)
  48. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (4)
  49. Manufacturing Guilt: Wrongful Convictions in Canada by Dawn and Barrie Anderson (4.5)
  50. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill (4.5)
  51. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks (4)
  52. Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau (4)
  53. In the Land of Believers: An Outsider’s Extraordinary Journey Into the Heart of the Evangelical Church by Gina Welch (3.5)
  54. Real Mermaids Don’t Hold Their Breath by Helene Boudreau (4)
  55. Decade of Fear: Reporting From Terrorism’s Grey Zone by Michelle Shephard (4)
  56. Real Mermaids Don’t Need High Heels by Helene Boudreau (3)
  57. Real Mermaids Don’t Sell Sea Shells by Helene Boudreau (3)
  58. Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work by Melissa Gira Grant (5)
  59. Return to Lesbos by Valerie Taylor (5)
  60. Stranger on Lesbos by Valerie Taylor (3)
  61. The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life by Lisa Occhipinti
  62. A Tinfoil Sky by Cyndi Sand-Eveland (4)
  63. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (5) – reread
  64. Something Blue by Emily Giffin (5) – reread
  65. Heartburn by Nora Ephron (4)
  66. Him Her Him Again the End of Him by Patricia Marx (3)
  67. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage (5) – reread
  68. I Wish I Had a Red Dress by Pearl Cleage (5)
  69. If Sons, Then Heirs by Lorene Cary (4)
  70. Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs by Pearl Cleage (5)
  71. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (4.5)
  72. Quiet: The Power of Invroverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (3)
  73. Dear Life by Alice Munro (4)
  74. Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town by Mirta Ojito (5)
  75. The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets, Fight Right,Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin (4)
  76. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin (3.5)
  77. Sita’s Ramayana by Samhita Arni and Moyna Chitrakar (5)
  78. Babylon Sisters by Pearl Cleage (4.5)
  79. Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan (4.5)
  80. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman (5)
  81. Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching by Heather Ross
  82. 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects by Ellen Luckett Baker
  83. The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age by Martha C Nussbaum (4.5)
  84. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  85. Some Things I Never Thought I’d Do by Pearl Cleage (5)
  86. Baby Brother’s Blues by Pearl Cleage (3.5)
  87. Just Wanna Testify by Pearl Cleage (4.5)
  88. Seen It All and Done the Rest by Pearl Cleage (5)
  89. Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos (3)
  90. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery (5) – reread
  91. Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors edited by Anne K Ream (4)
  92. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (5) – reread
  93. Contemporary Prayers to [Whatever Works] by Hannah Burr
  94. Mother Finds a Body by Gypsy Lee Rose (4)
  95. For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts’ Advice to Women by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English (4,5)
  96. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (5) – reread
  97. by Cecile by Tereska Torres (4)
  98. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden (4.5)
  99. How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics and the War on Sex by Christina Page (4)
  100. Looking for Alaska by John Green (4)
  101. Feminism and Pop Culture by Andi Zeisler (4)
  102. I Still Believe Anita Hill: Three Generations Discuss the Legacies of Speaking Truth to Power edited by Cynthia Greenberg and Amy Richards (4)
  103. Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists edited by Courtney E Martin and Courtney J Sullivan (4)
  104. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher (4)
  105. Spit and Passion by Cristy C Road (4.5)
  106. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead (4)
  107. Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr (4)
  108. All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (4.5)
  109. Palestine by Joe Sacco (5)
  110. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (4) – reread
  111. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr (4) – reread
  112. Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr (4) – reread
  113. Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr (4) – reread
  114. Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr (4) – reread
  115. Desert Tales by Melissa Marr (4)
  116. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison (5)
  117. After Delores by Sarah Schulman (4)
  118. Under the Tripoli Sky by Kamal Ben Hameda translated by Adriana Hunter (3.5)
  119. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire (5) – reread
  120. Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag (5)
  121. Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz (2.5)
  122. Death With Interruptions by Jose Saramago (4.5) – reread
  123. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread From the Data by Charles Wheelan (3)
  124. Serpent’s Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz (2.5)
  125. Lumberjanes #1 – #7 by (5)
  126. Nelvana of the Northern Lights by Adrian Dingle (3.5)
  127. I Kill Giants by Kelly, Joe (4)
  128. The Abhorsen Chronicles (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) by Garth Nix (4) – reread
  129. What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund (4.5)
  130. The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh (2.5) – reread
  131. The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail by Oscar Martinez (4.5)
  132. Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s History in Canada by Robin Jarvis Brownlie and Valerie J Korinek (3.5)
  133. Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples (5)
  134. Batgirl #35 by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr (4)
  135. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (4)
  136. The Salinger Contract by Adam Langer (3.5)
  137. Never Again by Flora Nwapa (4)
  138. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (5)
  139. At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid (3)
  140. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (5)
  141. Ms Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona (5)
  142. Time for Dinner: Strategies, Inspiration, and Recipes fo Family Meals Every Night of the Week by Pilar Guzmnan (2)
  143. Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow: The Green Man’s Guide to Living & Eating Sustainably All Year Round by Randy Shore (4.5)
  144. Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen by Garth Nix (4)
  145. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemison (5)
  146. The Broken Kingdoms by N. K. Jemison (5)
  147. Sex Criminals vol1 by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky (4)
  148. Against Equality: Queer Revolution Not Mere Inclusion edited by Ryan Conrad (4)
  149. Batgirl: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone (4)
  150. Saga vol2 by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples (5)
  151. Saga vol3 by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples (5)
  152. Dinner: A Playbook by Jenny Rosenstrach (3)
  153. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (3.5)
  154. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley (1)
  155. Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel (3.5)
  156. Rat Queens: Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J Weibe (5)
  157. Poisoned Apples: Poems For You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann (5)
  158. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley (3)
  159. The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller (3)
  160. The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathan Eig (3.5)
  161. Stitches by David Small (4)
  162. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (4) reread
  163. When I Was A Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson (4)
  164. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock (4.5)
  165. Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh (4.5)
  166. Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays by Zadie Smith (4)
  167. Anne of Avolea by L. M. Montgomery (3.5) reread
  168. Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship by Adrienne Clarkson (4.5)
  169. Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman (4)
  170. Infidelity by Stacey May Fowles (4.5)
  171. Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag (5)
  172. A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life by Allyson Hobbs (4)
  173. Skylight Confession by Alice Hoffman (4)
  174. The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman (4.5) reread
  175. Rocket Girl by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder (3.5)
  176. Black Widow by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Moto (4)
  177. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi (4.5)
  178. A Coyote Solstice Tale by Thomas King and Gary Clement (4.5)
  179. The Gigantic Beard that was Evil by Stephen Collins (3)

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