Friday, December 26, 2014

Books That Mattered in 2014 and Year in Review

2014 was a good year for reading. Here are the books, music, and movies I liked best in the year. As in previous years, it is an eclectic collection of titles, so there are choices for many tastes in reading, listening, and viewing.

Recent Nonfiction

Splitting an Order by Ted Kooser

Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier

Recent Fiction

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin

Bark: Stories by Lorrie Moore

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

Great Older Books 

Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds by Miyoko Chu

Children's Books  

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox

Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Back Yard by Annette LeBlanc Cate

On the Wing by David Elliot

Yoko Finds Her Way by Rosemary Wells

Gus and Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar by Keith Richards


Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems by John Shaw

My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel


Tim's Vermeer

The Waiting Room


Mark Dvorak at Friday at the Ford

Jim Green in Concert at the Library 

American Hornpipe by Dana and Susan Robinson

Why Do Ducks Have Webby Toes? by Mim Eichman and Doug Lofstrom

Library Matters 

The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson

The Shape of the Reference Desk, A Panel Discussion

Libraries in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson

Public Library in the Marketplace: The Business of Digital Content

Filtering Out Internet Censorship: Advocacy, Professional Ethics, and the Law

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