Every year, I find myself reading with the maniac intensity of someone who believes it might be the last reading year. (I like to turn everything into an extreme sport.) After all, what self-respecting writer doesn’t study at the feet of the masters as much as she can? I had so much fun sharing my top books from last year that I couldn’t wait to do it again. So, without further ado, here are my top books of 2014.
I try to read three or four books at a time: a novel, a general non-fiction book, a writing book, and a devotional book. Below, you can find my Top 5 favorites in each category.
But, first, here are my stats for the year:
Total books read: 135
Fiction to non-fiction ratio: 61:74
Male to female author ratio: 81:54
Top 5 genres: Non-Fiction History (with 36 books), Classic Fiction (with 25), Writing How-To (with 15), Fantasy (with 11), and Historical Fiction (with 9).
Number of books per rating: 5 stars (6), 4 stars (48), 3 stars (53), 2 stars (21), 1 star (4).
Top Fiction Books
Top General Non-Fiction Books
Top Devotional Books
Top Writing How-To Books
And if any of those titles pique your interest, then you just might find some of my own writing to be right up your alley too!