|goeskaboom (goeskaboom) wrote,|
@ 2015-01-01 17:43:00
2014 Book List
This year, I challenged myself to stop being a lazy-ass and actually read something that isn't either fanfiction or for school. The challenge is for 100 books, and it's usually logged through Goodreads. I do not have a Goodreads account, nor do I particularly want one, so I decided to log it in a text document on my computer, and then post it at the end of the year. I didn’t get to 100, but I think I did respectably, considering I rarely ever have time to read anymore. There are several large gaps in between completion of books, due to various reasons (largely university being a timesuck).
When I was younger, I used to read a ton of books. I loved to read. Then I grew up, went to high school, and realized that honestly, after reading all of this stuff for school, I didn't want to read anymore.
In 2013, my mother started getting on my case about it. “All you ever do is watch TV and screw around on the Internet! You used to read all the time! What happened?” Well, I got older and realized I don't have tons of time to read anymore, and when I do have time to read, I want to read fic, not book. But this year, I decided to try to read a bit more than I usually do. And here's the results of that challenge, in the order of the books I read all the way through. I was going to include a short summary, but I'm lazy, so I ended up just linking to the Amazon page, which should have reviews as well as a summary. If you have any questions about the books you can leave a comment asking for more information and I will do my best to answer them, but keep in mind that some of these books I read a while ago, and I might not remember everything about them.
You can use this as a rec list if you want, but to be honest, some of these books I liked a lot better than others. If you have a question you can comment or email me. Manga read in book format, as opposed to scans, is also included, although scanlations/manga ebooks were not included because of the volatile natures of those sites- one day you log on, the next day it’s been deleted.
I have included books that were required for my classes, except textbooks. There were some other books that were only available as e-books. Anything that is only available as an e-book is marked with a * after the title, and anything read for class is marked with **.
So, onto the books!
1. 1634: The Galileo Affair: Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis
Date Completed: 1.4.2014
2. 1635: Cannon Law: Eric Flint and Andrew Dennish
Date Completed: 1.6.2014
3. 1635: The Papal Stakes: Eric Flint and Charles E. Gannon
Date Completed: 1.16.2014
4. Grantville Gazette I: Eric Flint et. al.
Date Completed: 2.25.2014
5. The Winter Witch: Paula Braxton
Date Completed: 2.27.2014
6. Grantville Gazette II: Eric Flint et. al.
Date Completed: 3.6.2014
7. Crowned: Julie Linker
Date Completed: 3.11.2014
8. Kitchen Princess Omnibus Vol. 1 : Natsumi Ando, Miyuki Kobayashi
Date Completed: 3.11.2014
9. Kitchen Princess Omnibus Vol. 2: Natsumi Ando, Miyuki Kobayashi
Date Completed: 3.12.2014
10. Kitchen Princess Omnibus Vol. 3: Natsumi Ando, Miyuki Kobayashi
Date Completed: 3.12.2014
11. Absolute Conviction: My Father, a City, and the Conflict that Divided America**: Eyal Press
Date Completed: 4.24.2014
12. The Wichita Divide: The Murder of Dr. George Tiller and the Battle over Abortion**: Steven Singular
Date Completed: 4.26.2014
13. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Ransom Riggs
Date Completed: 6.13.2014
14. House of Faith or Enchanted Forest? American Popular Belief in an Age of Reason**: Charles W. Hedrick
Date Completed: 6.24.2014
15. Mighty Like A River: The Black Church and Social Reform**: Andrew Billingsley
Date Completed: 6.26.2014
16. The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down: Ann Fadiman
Date Completed: 7.1.2014
17. Moving the Rock: Poverty and Faith in Black Storefront Church**: Mary E. Abrums
Date Completed: 7.8.2014
18. Black Saints in a White Church: Contemporary African-American Mormons**: Jessie L. Embry
Date Completed: 7.17.2014
19. High * Speed!*‡ Kouji Oji
Date Completed : 8.5.2014
20. Diary of a Sorority House Mom*: Ann Hyman
Date Completed: 9.3.2014
21. The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth Century America**: Sarah Barringer Gordon
Date Completed: 9.28.2014
22. Animal Sacrifice and Religious Freedom: Church of the Lukumi Babalyu Aye vs. City of Hialeah**: David M. Obrien
Date Completed: 10.9.2014
23. Jury Discrimination: The Supreme Court, Public Opinion, and a Grassroots Fight for Racial Equality in Mississippi**: Christopher Waldrep
Date Completed: 10.24.2014
24. The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced The Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution**: Barry Friedman
Date Completed: 10.31.2014
25. The Runaway Bridegroom*: Sundari Ventrakaman
Date Completed: 11.9.2014
26. The Bus Kids: Ira W. Lit
Date Completed: 12.1.2014
27. The iCandidate: Mikael Carlson
Date Completed: 12.27.2014
28. The iCongressman: Mikael Carlson
Date Completed: 12.31.2014
‡- The version of this book that I read was an unofficial English translation, since I couldn’t get the original Japanese copy without paying at least $50 to get it, which I did not want to do. The link I downloaded it from is no longer active, and I cannot locate another one, I still have the file though, if you want it comment with your email address and I’ll send it to you.