Books I Read in 2014, a Semi Out of Order List

I read some books this year, and a few short stories to boot. I also read a couple of articles on the internet but did not post them here as they are special gems that I plan on keeping to myself. I also read quite a bit of poetry but no one wants to hear about that. 

Fiction

Home Land - Sam Lipsyte (twice - it's quite good.)

The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen (also very good but rather long, I cried at the end.)

A Visit From The Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan (also cried at the end)

The Family Fang - Kevin Wilson

How Soon Is Never - Marc Spitz 

The Rules of Attraction - Bret Easton Ellis

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack - Mark Leyner (incredibly confusing but I was able to use the phrase "purposefully impenetrable" when speaking to someone about the book so there you go)

Unreliable Narrator - T. Sean Shannon

If On A Winter's Night a Traveller - Italo Calvino (disappointing. I felt hoodwinked)

Anthropology - Daniel Rhodes (one of the best collections of short fiction I've ever read)

The Girl on the Fridge - Etgar Keret (Rebecca thinks I hate this book but it was very good)

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami 

The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul - Douglas Adams 

 

Non Fiction

Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris

Assassination Vacation - Sarah Vowell

The Partly Cloudy Patriot - Sarah Vowell

Hella Nation - Evan Wright

The Wordy Shipmates - Sarah Vowell (I feel like I read a fourth novel by Vowell but for the life of me I can't remember what it was)

Canon EOS 7D Digital Field Guide - A Man or A Collection of Men

Fargo Rock City - Chuck Kloisterman

Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Easy Riders and Raging Bulls - Peter Biskind

 

Short Fiction

Bored To Death - Jonathan Ames

Joe Meno - Stockholm, 1973

How To Make Millions in the Oil Market - Christopher R. Howard

Man's Fate - 98: Learning To Love Again, A Story In Three Parts - Neal Pollack

R.W. Apple, Jr. Is Prejudiced. (An Open Letter To R.W. Apple, JR.) - Zev Borrow

The Discovery of El Dorado, City of Gold - Marc Herman

Thanasphere - Kurt Vonnegut

Mnemonics - Kurt Vonnegut

Any Reasonable Offer - Kurt Vonnegut

Yet Another Example of the Porousness of Certain Borders (VIII) - David Foster Wallace

What books did you read last year? Did you check out any good literary journals? Did you start a zine? If anyone has a bead on a cheap copy of the David Lee Roth Autobiography, "Crazy From the Heat," please let me know.