Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad - Sarah of Thank You Honey
A Storm of Swords - Rachel- Can't Google Everything
The Book Thief - Farrah of The Three Under
The Goldfinch: A Novel - Marci of Vegging at the Shore
The Polar Express - Jessica of Mommy University (who only has time to read children's books)
The Fault in Our Stars - Reesa of Momma Lew
My friend Shell puts together this awesome list of Keepers and Stinkers every year, and there are a lot of great books on her list.
As for me I fell short of my reading goals in 2014 but the books that I did read really resonated with me. Here are three of my favorites and instead of giving you a summary I'm giving you a quote from the book, like a little teaser.
The Interestings: A Novel
"But clearly life took people and shook them around until finally they were unrecognizable even to those who had once known them well. Still, there was power in having known someone."
The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel
"Don't marry a padrone, Ciro. Pick a quiet girl who likes to take care of you. An ambitious woman will kill you. There's always something that needs to be done. They keep lists. They make you a list. They want more, more, more and trust me more, more, more leads to an ulcer"
"Excruciating and wonderful it feels good to want something that bad. I thought about him the way you think about dinner when you haven't eaten for a day and a half. like you'd sell your soul for it"
Honorable Mention goes to The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel , because while I didn't love this book it really stuck with me and contained one of my favorite quotes.
"I'm going to tell you something important. Grown-ups don't look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside they're big and thoughtless and they always know what they're doing. Inside they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren't any grown-ups. Not one in the whole wide world".