16 Books I Read (and Recommend) in 2014

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I try to read a lot. I enjoy reading, and I usually read anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour or more every night before I go to sleep (It helps me wind down). I go in cycles of reading where I will read a lot for a few months, and then I won’t as much for a month or so then back to reading a lot.

I wanted to share a list of some of my favorite books I read in 2014. They are basically two types of books — fiction and work/career/productivity related books. Which is mostly what I read in addition to memoirs and biographies.

Would love to hear your thoughts on any of these books, and what some of your favorite books were this year — please share in the comments!


16 Books I Read (and Loved) in 2014


The Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp (my post on The Creative Habit)

Where’d You Go Bernadette, by Maria Semple (my post on Where’d You Go Bernadette)

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, by Mason Currey (my post on Daily Rituals)

#GIRLBOSS, by Sophia Amoruso (my #GIRLBOSS post)

The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron

The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green (my post on The Fault In Our Stars)

Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon

Astonish Me, by Maggie Shipstead (my Astonish Me post)

The Husband’s Secret, by Laine Moriarty (my post on The Husband’s Secret)

Manage Your Day-to-Day, by Jocelyn K. Glei

Seating Arrangements, by Maggie Shipstead (interview I did with Maggie)

Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberly McCreight (my post on Reconstructing Amelia)

Do The Work, by Steven Pressfield

Choose Yourself, by James Altucher

The Vacationers, by Emma Straub


Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What was your favorite book you read this year?