Top Ten 2014


  1. The Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey
  2. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  3. Zoli by Colum McCann
  4. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  5. The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
  6. The Sea of Wise Insects by Terry Westby-Nunn
  7. Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto
  8. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn
  9. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  10. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Please note the books are listed in the order in which they were read. Thank you all for joining me on my literary journey!

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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6 Responses to Top Ten 2014

  1. Letizia says:

    Great list – just in time for the holidays too, perfect reminder!

    • dianeledet says:

      I gave books to a couple of family members last year and was glad they enjoyed them! What books will be on your list this year?

      • Letizia says:

        I haven’t asked for any specific books this year although, fortunately, I always receive some. My brother asked for Rilke’s Collected Works so I was happy to buy that for him and reread some of his great poem as I wrapped it up!

  2. I love reading readers’ Top Reads lists for the year: agony to have to restrain oneself to only 10 items. I;ll be inflicting my (longer) list mid-December; am still trying to decide what earns /does not earn a place on the list. I’m dying to read the Anthony Doerr, and crossing my fingers that my local Library will buy it. I( see you’ve included 2 Booker Short List nominees. I loved the Karen Joy Fowler.

    • dianeledet says:

      Hello Alison! Happy Holidays to you! I agree, it is quite difficult to select only 10 books each year for my list. If I owned the Doerr book, I would gladly share it with you! I admit it was my favorite book this year! The Fowler book was really interesting and I think it deserved as spot on my list.

      As always, there are many great books I never get to, but I am grateful to have read some which I considered top notch!

      Please cc me here with a link to your top books for 2013! I would love to share it with my readers.

  3. dianeledet says:

    I have found that sharing my Amazon wish list is a great way to let my family know what I really want for Christmas!

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