What a year! Here are 81 books read between January and December of 2014, when I moved from one Carolina to another, got a new degree, a new job, and a new dog. Yeah!


Watchmen - Alan Moore

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - Alison Bechdel

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened - Allie Brosh

Through the Woods - Emily Carroll

Jane, the Fox, and Me - Fanny Britt

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward: A Graphic Novel - I.N.J. Culbard

Animal Man, Volume 1: The Hunt - Jeff Lemire

Blue Is the Warmest Color - Julie Maroh

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil - Stephen Collins


AM/PM - Amelia Gray

Altmann's Tongue: Stories and a Novella - Brian Evenson

The Wavering Knife - Brian Evenson

Fugue State - Brian Evenson

Windeye - Brian Evenson

Lovecraft Unbound - ed. Ellen Datlow

Nine Stories - J.D. Salinger

The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares - Joyce Carol Oates

This Is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz

Stranger Things Happen - Kelly Link

The Isle of Youth: Stories - Laura van den Berg

Don't Kiss Me: Stories - Lindsay Hunter

Bark: Stories - Lorrie Moore

Poe's Children: The New Horror - ed. Peter Straub

American Innovations: Stories - Rivka Galchen

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense - ed. Sarah Weinman

My Work is Not Yet Done: Three Tales of Corporate Horror-  Thomas Ligotti

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere - Z.Z. Packer


The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

Last Days - Brian Evenson

The Book of You - Claire Kendal

The Woman Upstairs - Claire Messud

Consumed - David Cronenberg

The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt

Echo - Francesca Lia Block

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) - George R.R. Martin

A Clash of Kings(A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) - George R.R. Martin

Horrorstor - Grady Hendrix

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Hannah Green

Her - Harriet Lane

The Dinner - Herman Koch

Summer House with Swimming Pool - Herman Koch

The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

Minnow - James E. McTeer II

The Returned - Jason Mott

Authority - Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation- Jeff VanderMeer

Acceptance - Jeff VanderMeer

The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosinski

Wolf in White Van - John Darnielle

Bird Box - Josh Malerman

Life After Life - Kate Atkinson

Green Girl - Kate Zambreno

Young God - Katherine Faw Morris

Duplex - Kathryn Davis

Save Yourself - Kelly Braffet

The Bees - Laline Paull

Broken Monsters - Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes

HHhH- Laurent Binet

The Magicians - Lev Grossman

The Course of the Heart - M. John Harrison

Astonish Me - Maggie Shipstead

In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods - Matt Bell

My Education - Susan Choi

The Spectacular Now - Tim Tharp

The Leftovers - Tom Perrotta

Flowers in the Attic - V.C. Andrews

Jacob's Room - Virginia Woolf

This Is the Water - Yannick Murphy

What Was She Thinking? [Notes on a Scandal] - Zoe Heller


Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family - Charles Bowden

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar - Cheryl Strayed

At Home in the World- Joyce Maynard

The Other Side: A Memoir - Lacy M. Johnson

Remembering Satan - Lawrence Wright

Saints and Sinners: Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Anton LaVey, Will Campbell, Matthew Fox - Lawrence Wright

The Empathy Exams: Essays - Leslie Jamison

 Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor - Lynda Barry

People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman - Richard Lloyd Parry

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery - Robert Kolker


BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! Behold the Best and Worst of The Library 2014 here!