Top 10 books I read in 2014


This list is by no means a comprehensive look at the best books that were released in 2014. In fact, most of them weren’t even released in the past year windows 10 free download 2019. Instead this is just a look at what I picked up and over the last 12 months. Obviously the year isn’t over (I’m still hoping to get through this guy and possibly this one before the end of the month) but this will give you a pretty good idea download music from youtube windows 10.

I ended up getting into non-fiction history a lot this year so there’s a lot of those, but I’ve combined them with the best from fiction over the past year Download autosketch for free.

I’m always looking for suggestions on what to get into next so maybe this will help if you’re looking for something to read next. You can also follow along on my Goodreads page Download for free adobe flash player for windows 7.

  1. A Season Saturdays, by Michael Weinreb (2014): In Canada, it’s difficult to “get” college football download the office writing program for free. No matter. Weinreb has written the perfect introduction for anyone who didn’t grow up with this uniquely American phenomenon. And he did it so beautifully that even those who don’t like football – or even sports – will want to read where to music for tonies.
  2. Us Conductors, by Sean Michaels (2014): I went into Us Conductors with a lot of skepticism, but this is not the music blog for which Michaels was previously famous italienisch hörbücher kostenlos downloaden. History bleeds into fiction in this amazingly well-told story of the inventor of the musical instrument known as the theremin.
  3. The Guns at Last Light, by Rick Atkinson (2013): This is history for anyone who can’t get into history. His formula for telling the story of the Allied liberation of Europe during World War Two – blending rigorous research and detail with a literary flair for the dramatic – is straightforward in principle but incredible in practice download google drive backup. Even though his penchant for overstatement in describing ordinary events can get a little taxing, Atkinson breathes new life into one of the most well-known stories in history alle fotos gleichzeitig aus icloud herunterladen.
  4. Fortress of Solitude, by Jonathan Lethem (2003): Comic books, gentrification and seemingly unexplained cosmic powers come together to tell the story of Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude in a rapidly gentrifying 1970s Brooklyn vavoo für windows kostenlos downloaden 2019. Lethem injects just enough weird to give this amazing novel an edge.
  5. In the Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick (2000): You’ve heard of Moby-Dick, right? What about the real-life story that served as the blueprint for Herman Melville’s masterpiece? This is your pretty standard, run-of-the-mill shipwreck story (whaleship sets out from America, whaleship gets wrecked by giant whale, survivors have to fight for their lives on open Pacific) but Philbrick does an incredible job of bringing it back to life for the 21st century.
  6. Those Angry Days, by Lynne Olson (2013): America’s fight over whether to take part in World War Two was far more contentious than a generation raised on Pearl Harbour and Saving Private Ryan would ever know. Rather than rehash the philosophical underpinnings of the isolationist and internationalist factions in the United States in the 1930s, Olson brings the two principle figures who fought on either side – Charles Lindbergh and FDR – back into the public consciousness.
  7. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, by Michael Lewis (2014): No, it’s not Moneyball, but it’s by the author who wrote Moneyball. Enough said.
  8. The Bully Pulpit, by Doris Kearns Goodwin (2013): Yeah, she could probably trim a few details and maybe reduce this by a few hundred pages, but she has managed to latch onto what is a pretty great story. (Disclaimer: Until I read this book I only ever knew Goodwin as “that woman from Ken Burns’ Baseball who loved the Dodgers and then started cheering for the Red Sox“).
  9. Day of Battle, by Rick Atkinson (2007): Part two of the “Liberation Trilogy” (Guns at Last Light, noted above, was part three). Same formula as the other ones, except this one’s about the Allied campaign in Italy in 1943 and 1944.
  10. Up, Up, and Away, by Jonah Keri (2014): Nothing too fancy here, but if you’re looking for a no-nonsense retelling of how baseball died in Montreal, this is your book.

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