I have read 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.
Andrew Smith: Moondust: In Search Of The Men Who Fell To Earth (Non-Fiction)
William Golding: The Spire (Fiction)
Niall Ferguson: The Pity of War: Explaining World War 1 (Non-Fiction)
Simon Parkes: Live at the Brixton Academy: A rioutous life in the music business (Non-Fiction)
Christopher Priest: Inverted World (Fiction)
Philip K. Dick: VALIS (Fiction)
Lee Campbell: Introduction to Rx (Non-Fiction)
Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere (Fiction)
Fred Hoyle: A for Andromeda (Fiction)
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)
Paul Ham: Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and their Aftermath (Non-Fiction)