The end of 2014 has sneaked up on me. I think I usually post my favorite reads of the year before now. Rather than give you an analysis/breakdown of why I chose what I did, I’ve fixed this fun graphic to showcase what for me were some of the best hours of reading that I can remember in several years. There are so many wonderful books out there (and a tower of them still in my to-be-read pile) that it’s hard to narrow it down, but here’s a sampling of the books that kept me company during 2014.
Have you read any of these? Can you name the authors?
What were your favorite books this year? What books are you looking forward to in 2015?For me, I’m anxious to read Hillary Manton Lodge’s next culinary delight – Reservations For Two (April 2015), Susan Meissner’s Secrets of a Charmed Life (Feb 2015), Lisa Wingate’s The Story Keeper (2014), Lynne Gentry’s Return to Exile (Jan 2015), Hazel Gaynor’s A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London’s Flower Sellers (Feb 2015) and the thirty-eleven books already sagging my book shelves. It’s going to be wonderful!!! Happy 2015!
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