I've restricted myself to a top 10 list of books that I really enjoyed this year.
Luscious historical fantasy that has pushed Kay onto my favourite authors list.
My review: http://wanda-thenextfifty.blogspot.ca/2014/01/river-of-stars-guy-gavriel-kay_2500.html
A very readable memoir by Canadian astronaut Hadfield, who has made the space program relevant again.
My review: http://wanda-thenextfifty.blogspot.ca/2014/02/an-astronauts-guide-to-life-on-earth.html
A love letter to libraries, bookstores, museums, geek culture, the internet, secret societies--that felt like it had been written just for me.
My review: http://wanda-thenextfifty.blogspot.ca/2014/05/mr-penumbras-24-hour-book-store-robin.html
Having been a very-short-term visitor to Antarctica, I loved this memoir of a young doctor overwintering at an Antarctic station.
My review: http://wanda-thenextfifty.blogspot.ca/2014/05/empire-antarctica-gavin-francis.html
Fast paced and chock full of humour, The Martian is an excellent hard science fiction book.
My review: http://wanda-thenextfifty.blogspot.ca/2014/07/the-martian-andy-weir.html
A new take on an old genre, zombie fiction.
My review: http://wanda-thenextfifty.blogspot.ca/2014/09/the-girl-with-all-gifts-m-r-carey.html
My first encounter with Mr. Gaiman's writing, but certainly not my last.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/732630200?book_show_action=false
Another new favourite author discovered in 2014. This book is perfect for science fiction readers, library & book lovers, and those who grew up in rural surroundings, especially if you are all three.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/335255214?book_show_action=false
Another winner from Ms. Walton. I found it to be a powerful examination of what it means to be female in our world.
My review: http://wanda-thenextfifty.blogspot.ca/2014/11/my-real-children-jo-walton.html
A very personal book for me, dealing as it does with children putting their lives back together after losing their parents in a car accident. A powerful, well written book by a Canadian author.
My review: http://wanda-thenextfifty.blogspot.ca/2015/01/crow-lake-mary-lawson.html
Here's hoping that 2015 holds some new favourites in store!!