Books Read 2014


  • The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro (2006)
  • Hetty Dorval by Ethel Wilson (1947) 
  • To Everything a Season: A Year in Alberta Ranch Country by Marilyn Halvorson (1991)
  • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler (1982) 
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (1961)
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend (1982) 
  • Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser (2004)
  • "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor (1953) [short fiction]
  • Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson (1954) 
  • The Book of Eve by Constance Beresford-Howe (1973) 
  • "First Husband" by Antonya Nelson (2014) [New Yorker short fiction online]
  • Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara (2005) [originally published in Japanese as Hebi ni piasu, translated by David James Karashima] 
  • A Place for Margaret by Bernice Thurman Hunter (1984) 
  • Margaret in the Middle by Bernice Thurman Hunter (1986) 
  • Margaret On Her Way by Bernice Thurman Hunter (1988)
  • Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Explosion, 1917 by Laura M. MacDonald (2005)
  • The Edwardian Lady: The Story of Edith Holden by Ina Taylor (1980) 
  • Exit Lines by Joan Barfoot (2008)



  • Longbourn by Jo Baker (2013) 
  • The Mennyms by Sylvia Waugh (1993)
  • Saints of Big Harbour by Lynn Coady (2002)
  • Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani (2012)
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth (2011) 
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth (2012)


  • Once, Only the Swallows Were Free: A Memoir by Gabrielle Gouch (2013)
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920)
  • Crow Lake by Mary Lawson (2002) 
  • The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson (2006)
  • The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling (2012)


  • The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett (1998)
  • Where's You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (2012)
  • Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers (2011)
  • Stella Bain by Anita Shreve (2013)
  • Light on Snow by Anita Shreve (2004)
  • The Building of Jalna by Mazo de la Roche (1945)
  • Strange Heaven by Lynn Coady (1998)
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (2012)


  • The Antagonist by Lynn Coady (2011)
  • Kit's Law by Donna Morrissey (1999)
  • David Golder by Irene Nemirovsky (1929)
  • Hellgoing by Lynn Coady (2013)


    • Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga (1988)
    • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (2012)
    • My Year of Meats by Ruth L. Ozeki (1998)
    • The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert (2001)


    • The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg (1997)
    • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos (1925)
    • The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall (2005)
    • The Silent Rooms by Anne Hebert (1958)


    • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling (1997)
    • The Giver by Lois Lowry (1993)
    • February by Lisa Moore (2009)

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