My 2014 Reading Log

A list of all of the books I read in 2014 and logged in Good Reads, I read a few more technical books but didn’t log them for whatever reason.

January

Andrew Smith: Moondust: In Search Of The Men Who Fell To Earth (Non-Fiction)

February

March

William Golding: The Spire (Fiction)

Niall Ferguson: The Pity of War: Explaining World War 1 (Non-Fiction)

April

Simon Parkes: Live at the Brixton Academy: A rioutous life in the music business (Non-Fiction)

May

Christopher Priest: Inverted World (Fiction)

Philip K. Dick: VALIS (Fiction)

Lee Campbell: Introduction to Rx (Non-Fiction)

June
July

Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere (Fiction)

August
September

Fred Hoyle: A for Andromeda (Fiction)

October

Mark Ellen: Rock Stars Stole My Life! (Non-Fiction)

John Crowley: The Deep (Fiction)

Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Fiction)

Philip K. Dick: A Maze of Death (Fiction)

November

Paul Ham: Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and their Aftermath (Non-Fiction)

December

A total of 14 books, 8 fiction (mostly science fiction and fantasy) and 6 non-fiction. Of the two autobiographies, I found Mark Ellen’s Rock Stars Stole My Life! to be very good, taking the reader through the rock landscape of the 1960s to the present day through the eyes of a music journalist.

The book I most enjoyed was Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Neil Gaiman was certainly my find of 2014. He manages to write quite original fantasy in a way that doesn’t make the book feel like fantasy.

Author: Jack Hughes

An experienced software engineer with 20+ years experience writing products for Microsoft Windows based operating systems as well as 12+ years experience hosting websites on Linux and Windows including e-commerce and CMS systems.