My 2014 Reading List

My 2014 resolution was to re-commit time to my love of reading. Some good vacations and often choosing reading over the internet meant I was able to enjoy 35 books (15 fiction, 20 non) last year.

Photo of two book covers: Americanah and The Inconvenient Indian

My highlights were discovering Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as an author, learning more about the 1995 Quebec Referendum, and Thomas King‘s poignant yet humorous Inconvenient Indian. I also made a good dent in previous Canada Reads lists, which I hope to continue on in 2015!

Here’s the full list if anyone wants to ask about a good book to read in 2015:

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
  • The Inconvenient Indian – Thomas King
  • Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan
  • My Journey – Olivia Chow
  • A Thousand Dreams: Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside – Larry Campbell, Neil Boyd & Lori Culbert
  • An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything – Chris Hadfield
  • The Racketeer – John Grisham
  • Transgender History – Susan Stryker
  • The Insomniac Reader: Stories of the Night – Edited by Kevin Sampsell
  • Urban Nation – Alan Broadbent
  • Jack Layton: Art in Action – Edited by Penn Kemp
  • Room for All of Us – Adrienne Clarkson
  • Doppler – Erlend Loe
  • The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
  • Detroit: An American Autopsy – Charlie LeDuff
  • Slash – Jeanette Armstrong
  • The London Years – Rudolf Rocker
  • War Dances – Sherman Alexie
  • Speaking Truth to Power – Edited by Trish Hennessy and Ed Finn
  • Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Loose End – Stories by Ivan E. Coyote
  • The Morning After the 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day That Almost Was – Chantal Hébert with Jean Lapierre
  • The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative – Thomas King
  • The Power of Why – Amanda Lang
  • Lazy Days – Erlend Loe
  • One Native Life – Richard Wagamese
  • Unimagined Community: Sex, Networks, and AIDS in Uganda and South Africa – Robert J. Thornton
  • Socialist Cowboy: The Politics of Peter Kormos – Larry Savage
  • Sharing My Life: Building the Co-operative Movement – Harold E. Chapman
  • Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • February – Lisa Moore
  • Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter – Carmen Aguirre
  • Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada – Edited by Stephanie Ross & Larry Savage
  • In Their Own Voices: Building Urban Aboriginal Communities – Jim Silver
  • Cockroach – Rawi Hage

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