Book Group Worthy Titles for 2014

A list of books published January through July-ish 2014 worthy of discussing at a book group.
Please note: The creator of the list is not responsible for any added books that don't fall within the parameters of 2014 publication dates.
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4.24 avg rating — 293,940 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 225,390 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 161,037 ratings
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3.55 avg rating — 160,954 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 882,008 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 17,680 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 50,381 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 34,066 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 846,904 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 6,596 ratings
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12

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3.71 avg rating — 36,253 ratings
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13

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3.61 avg rating — 129,727 ratings
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14

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3.95 avg rating — 19,348 ratings
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15

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3.72 avg rating — 28,415 ratings
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3.19 avg rating — 25,119 ratings
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17

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3.61 avg rating — 16,727 ratings
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18

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3.75 avg rating — 21,557 ratings
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19

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3.62 avg rating — 17,235 ratings
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20

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3.07 avg rating — 6,949 ratings
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21

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3.80 avg rating — 14,183 ratings
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22

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3.66 avg rating — 5,171 ratings
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23

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3.18 avg rating — 2,153 ratings
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24

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4.42 avg rating — 326,277 ratings
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25

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3.98 avg rating — 276,285 ratings
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26

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3.82 avg rating — 14,511 ratings
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27

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4.18 avg rating — 6,043 ratings
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28

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3.79 avg rating — 31,484 ratings
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29

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3.79 avg rating — 16,709 ratings
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30

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3.72 avg rating — 62,453 ratings
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31

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3.76 avg rating — 4,713 ratings
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32

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3.08 avg rating — 14,675 ratings
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33

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3.87 avg rating — 2,308 ratings
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34

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3.35 avg rating — 5,232 ratings
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35

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4.05 avg rating — 389 ratings
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36

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3.84 avg rating — 21,769 ratings
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37

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3.79 avg rating — 2,332 ratings
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38

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3.91 avg rating — 209 ratings
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39

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3.85 avg rating — 4,916 ratings
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40

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3.82 avg rating — 8,743 ratings
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41

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3.26 avg rating — 6,776 ratings
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42

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3.70 avg rating — 1,151 ratings
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42

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4.33 avg rating — 12,729 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 12,940 ratings
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45

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3.51 avg rating — 1,580 ratings
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46

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4.02 avg rating — 166 ratings
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47

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3.77 avg rating — 1,434 ratings
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48

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3.70 avg rating — 2,362 ratings
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49

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3.64 avg rating — 45,795 ratings
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50

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3.70 avg rating — 2,072 ratings
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51

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3.80 avg rating — 23,353 ratings
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52

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3.82 avg rating — 217,865 ratings
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53

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3.36 avg rating — 4,908 ratings
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54

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3.66 avg rating — 3,844 ratings
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55

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4.13 avg rating — 102 ratings
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56

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4.17 avg rating — 550,575 ratings
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57

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4.40 avg rating — 344,900 ratings
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58

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4.17 avg rating — 2,539 ratings
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59

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3.90 avg rating — 29,083 ratings
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60

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4.24 avg rating — 11,299 ratings
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61

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3.68 avg rating — 3,880 ratings
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62

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4.11 avg rating — 50,578 ratings
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63

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3.94 avg rating — 2,946 ratings
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64

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3.64 avg rating — 4,849 ratings
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65

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3.68 avg rating — 880 ratings
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66

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3.54 avg rating — 3,925 ratings
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67

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3.61 avg rating — 456 ratings
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68

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4.37 avg rating — 57 ratings
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3.17 avg rating — 2,889 ratings
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71

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3.71 avg rating — 54,127 ratings
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72

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3.14 avg rating — 951 ratings
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72

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3.44 avg rating — 17,161 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 2,047 ratings
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75

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3.69 avg rating — 246 ratings
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75

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4.15 avg rating — 65 ratings
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4.71 avg rating — 17 ratings
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78

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3.58 avg rating — 3,389 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 83,742 ratings
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80

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4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings
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80

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4.06 avg rating — 35 ratings
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82

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3.69 avg rating — 3,441 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 1,039 ratings
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84

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3.71 avg rating — 58 ratings
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85

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3.99 avg rating — 195,425 ratings
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86

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4.17 avg rating — 29 ratings
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87

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3.49 avg rating — 845 ratings
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88

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3.65 avg rating — 7,369 ratings
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89

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3.50 avg rating — 1,269 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 1,018 ratings
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91

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3.87 avg rating — 15,831 ratings
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92

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3.54 avg rating — 5,674 ratings
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93

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4.08 avg rating — 1,112 ratings
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94

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4.46 avg rating — 160,129 ratings
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95

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3.95 avg rating — 207,968 ratings
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96

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3.87 avg rating — 1,226 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 40 ratings
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96

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3.49 avg rating — 37 ratings
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3.40 avg rating — 2,493 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 7,280 ratings
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243 books · 1,540 voters · list created January 11th, 2014 by Robinreader (votes) .
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message 1: by Mike (new)

Mike Teer jr. Books that I would like to read


message 2: by Kara (new)

Kara The #1 book that I suspect got spam voted up there is not even a 2014 book. It was published LAST year. I hate authors that tamper with listopias.


message 3: by Robin (new)

Robin Shiloh wrote: "The #1 book that I suspect got spam voted up there is not even a 2014 book. It was published LAST year. I hate authors that tamper with listopias."

Thank you. Since it doesn't fit the list criteria, I removed it.


message 4: by Kara (last edited Feb 24, 2014 05:30PM) (new)

Kara Thank you so kindly!


message 5: by Robin (new)

Robin Let me know if you see any others that authors or fans try to sneak in. I've already removed a few others, too.


message 6: by Kat (new)

Kat Panos Dear Shiloh, Pls. don't hate whom you don't know. OK to comment on the behavior but not the person. To clarify... book in question was pub'd Nov 2013 but author didn't market it to public until 2014. Intentions were honest & good. Pls don't make it bigger than it is. Thanks. --KMP


message 7: by Robin (last edited Mar 03, 2014 10:24AM) (new)

Robin Kat wrote: "Dear Shiloh, Pls. don't hate whom you don't know. OK to comment on the behavior but not the person. To clarify... book in question was pub'd Nov 2013 but author didn't market it to public until 201..."
Sorry, Kat. I wouldn't have removed if it had been published in 2014, as noted in the list description. We will try to be a little more gracious in the future. :)


message 8: by Kara (new)

Kara Well, it was poor behavior. Rules are for everyone. And there are many authors on Goodreads who think they are immune to them. I literally had to delete my Goodreads account and go private because of the amount of spam requests I was getting from authors here. I have been a member since Oct. 2010. I have little patience left.

Once again, thank you, Robin. :)


message 9: by Kat (new)

Kat Panos Yes, thank you Robin. :) Now that I understand the rules, I will abide by them. Wasn't clear that they were so rigid - in my own mind, I did publish in 2014. It's that whole "if a tree falls in the forest, thing." ;)
And, PS, Shiloh. I'm sorry to hear you have had such a tough go of it with spammers. Hope things work out for you... just suggesting you re-think taking out your frustration on individual authors who put a lot of heart, soul & time into their work. Next time, pls. give us the benefit of the doubt. I can't speak for all the authors who were removed, but I personally did meet with local book groups, and they did like my book, and hence voted for me on this list. No hard feelings, k? Take care of yourself and don't stress so much. All caps reactions can cause heart problems from what I understand. --KMP


message 10: by Kara (new)

Kara Thanks. Trust me, I do. I work with authors every day. It's my job. But my account as a reader/blogger is a different story. I just want to read and review books without a hassle.

I try to give benefit of doubt whenever possible but I have seen many lists where this has happened and it's frustrating when it keeps happening. That said, thanks for being kind.

No heart problems here. And I don't believe I typed in all caps either, but people see what they want to see, I suppose.


message 11: by Kat (new)

Kat Panos Hi Shiloh, yeah, just the word "LAST," in your original post... which, I can assure you, gave *me* heart problems! As an author, it's so emotional putting your stuff out there for people to pick at, and of course you want everyone to like it, and of course everyone has a right to their own opinions, but well, anyway... dead horse... I'm done. ;) Maybe, someday, if you have time, you can read & review my book. Would love to hear your professional opinion! Thx. --KMP


message 12: by Joanne (new)

Joanne According to Goodreads, Tuesdays With Morrie was first published in 1997.


message 13: by Debora (new)

Debora Books that I can't wait to read is James Patterson's Unlucky 13,Greg Iles Natchez Burning, and Robin Roberts Everybody's Got Something.


message 14: by Hameeda (new)

Hameeda The Shack at #40 was published in 2007. It shouldn't be on this lust.


message 15: by Sharon (new)

Sharon This conversation sounds like something from facebook, that's why I choose not to participate.

We've talking about the love of books/reading, kind words will travel farther...


message 16: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Hameeda wrote: "The Shack at #40 was published in 2007. It shouldn't be on this lust."

Deleted.

I deleted a ton that weren't published in 2014 but I'm sure there are more.


message 17: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Carmel To Kill a Mockingbird and The Book Thief are not 2014


message 18: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady I've removed
Possession
Jane Eyre
The Help
Night Train to Lisbon
The Color Purple
Old Filth
as none of these were "...published January through July-ish 2014..." (and those are just the books I've read...)


message 19: by BookLovingLady (last edited Jun 17, 2019 05:37AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Removed:
A Man Called Ove (2012)
The Orenda (2013)
The First True Lie (2011)
Sinful Folk (2013)
The Ride of Our Lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family (2006)
The 19th Wife (2008)
One Day (2009)
Life is a Wheel: A Passage Across America by Bicycle (2013)
Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers (2012)
Witness (2000)
The Lion (2010)
Ordinary Grace (2013)
Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness (2013)
Mind of Winter (2013)
A Thread of Grace (2005)
The Sparrow (1996)
Barracuda (2013)
Through a Mother's Eyes (2002)
The Trouble with Romance (2015)
The Way Back to Florence (2015)
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (2007)
Stealing Atlanta (2008)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2003)
After the Goode (2013)
Trece Escalones (2004)
The Lost Cyclist: The Untold Story of Frank Lenz's Ill-Fated Around-the-World Journey (2010)
No Turning Back (2015)
The Forsaken (2013)
Mind Over Murder (2012)
Business Adventures (1969)
A Long Way Home (2013)
The Immortal Collection (2012)
Tranquility (2015)
Pantheisticon: A Modern English Translation (1720)
After the Evil (2005)
A Message of Flowers (2013)
Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo (2010)
Yin, Yang, Yogini: A Woman's Quest for Balance, Strength, and Inner Peace (2013)
Teaching the Cat to Sit: A Memoir (2013)
First to Fall (2010)
Fights of Your Life (2013)
The Last Days of California: A Novel (2013)
Last Days of Summer (1998)
Every Day is for the Thief (2007)
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (2013)
The Exiles Return (2013)
Precious Thing (2013)
Quiet: The Importance of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (2012)
Let the Great World Spin (2009)
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (2003)
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2012)
Somewhere in France (2013)
This is Where I Leave You (2009)
Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies With Bonus Disk with Photos from the Book (2012)
Midwinterblood (2011)
The Sky Is Everywhere (2010)
Flight Behavior (2012)
Le Petit Prince (2008)
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos (2016)
The Race for Paris (2015)
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (2013)
The Beach Trees (2011)
Bitter Eden (2002)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption (2010)
Golden Son (2015)
Where the Heart Is (1995)
Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships (2013)
The Untold (2012)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010)
One Night in Winter (2013)
The Other Story (2013)
The Wind Is Not a River (2013)
The Deepest Secret (2013)
My Salinger Year (2008)
The Kept (2013)
Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby (2013)
Gone Girl (2012)


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