Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

Book Drunkard’s Favourite Books of 2014


Once again, 2014 was a wonderful year for books and I was extremely lucky to have read many exceptional books.  I read 40 books (only!) and since I can’t share them all, here are a handful that really stood out that I want to share with you.  What is your favourite book you read this year?  And, did you read any of the same books I did?

Please note:  These books are not in order of preference.  Click the links to see my reviews.

1.  Curses and Smoke: A novel of Pompeii by Vicky Alvear Schecter

2.  Jewel of the Thames by Angela Misri

3.  The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose

4.  Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

5.  Dark Aemilia: A Novel of Shakespeare’s Dark Lady by Sally O’Reilly

6.  Madame Picasso by Anne Girard

7.  The Cure for Dreaming by Kat Winters

8.  Beauty of the Broken by Tawni Waters

9.  The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

10. The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag

11. Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner (Does not come out until next year but I was lucky enough to read it this year)

12. The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

13. Isabella: Braveheart of France by Colin Falconer

14. Royal Romances: Titillating Tales of Passion and Power in the Palaces of Europe by Leslie Carroll

15. A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott (Does not come out until next month)








3 thoughts on “Book Drunkard’s Favourite Books of 2014

  1. Just bought two of these – thanks for the list!!!

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