It’s that time of year again. I don’t think I’m going to finish The Lovely Bones before Thursday so this is my list of books for 2014.

I ended up abandoning Homicide – A Year on the Killing Streets, the book that The Wire is based on, about half way in. It was alright but reading about Baltimore’s crime problems in a hammock in Costa Rica didn’t feel right. I also tried to read Naked Lunch but couldn’t get more than a couple of chapters into it.

My favourites of the year were Lucifer’s Hammer and The Martian – strangely enough both sci fi.

  1. Masters of Doom – David Kushner
  2. Life On Air – David Attenborough
  3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
  4. MaddAddam – Margaret Atwood
  5. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  6. Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
  7. The Returned – Jason Mott
  8. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
  9. The Fall of Moondust – Arthur C. Clarke
  10. Lucifer’s Hammer – Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  11. Death in a Northern Town – Peter Mckeirmen
  12. Lair – James Herbert
  13. The Cipher – Kathe Koja
  14. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
  15. The Incredible Human Journey – Alice Roberts
  16. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  17. Twelve Years a Slave – Solomon Northup
  18. The Plague – Albert Camus
  19. The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
  20. The Martian – Andy Weir
  21. The Fall – Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
  22. On The Beach – Nevil Shute Norway
  23. The Forever War – Joe Haldeman
  24. Caves of Steel – Issac Asimov
  25. Horns – Joe Hill