Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

2014 in books

The titles I read, as I read them.

  1. Dear Mr. Henshaw, Beverly Cleary
  2. Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York, Kathy Peiss
  3. Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India, William Dalrymple
  4. Glaciers, Alexis M. Smith
  5. Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century, Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
  6. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Horace McCoy
  7. The Red Leather Diary, Lily Koppel
  8. The Oracle of Stamboul, Michael David Lukas
  9. The Listeners, Leni Zumas
  10. Imperfect Birds, Anne Lamott
  11. Songlines, Bruce Chatwin
  12. Machine Dreams, Jayne Anne Phillips
  13. Notes from No Man's Land, Eula Biss
  14. It Is Almost That: A Collection of Image+Text Work by Women Artists & Writers, Lisa Pearson, ed.
  15. Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin
  16. Women Against Men, Storm Jameson
  17. Behind the Burly Q, Leslie Zemeckis and Blaze Starr
  18. St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, Karen Russell
  19. Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner
  20. The True Deceiver, Tove Jansson
  21. Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh
  22. Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood
  23. The Crack-Up with Other Pieces and Stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  24. West with the Night, Beryl Markham 
  25. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link
  26. My Life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead
  27. The Maytrees, Annie Dillard
  28. Twins, Marcy Dermansky
  29. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  30. I Feel Bad About My Neck, Nora Ephron
  31. Save Yourself, Kelly Braffet
  32. Wide Eyed, Trinie Dalton
  33. Music for Torching, A. M. Homes 
  34. Practical Jean, Trevor Cole 
  35. A Book of One's Own: People and their Diaries, Thomas Mallon
  36. The Mammoth Book of Street Art, JAKe (ed.)
  37. Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson
  38. The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos & Don'ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures, Dona M. Wong
  39. The Locusts Have No King, Dawn Powell
  40. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
  41. The Odditorium, Melissa Pritchard
  42. Bark, Lorrie Moore
  43. Varieties of Disturbance, Lydia Davis
  44. Autobiography of Red, Anne Carson  
  45. Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov
  46. Fair Play, Tove Jansson 
  47. Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth 
  48. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler 
  49. The Bachelor of Arts, R. K. Narayan
  50. Please Ignore Vera Dietz, A. S. King
  51. Summer Will Show, Sylvia Townsend Warner
  52. The Lady in Gold, Anne-Marie O'Connor 
  53. Every Day is for the Thief, Teju Cole
  54. Me and Fat Glenda, Lila Perl
  55. Mr. Fortune's Maggot, Sylvia Townsend Warner
  56. The Salutation, Sylvia Townsend Warner
  57. Wildmen, Wobblies, and Whistle Punks: Stewart Holbrook's Lowbrow Northwest, ed. Brian Booth
  58. The Good Lord Bird, James McBride
  59. Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
  60. Serve it Forth, MFK Fisher
  61. Consider the Oyster, MFK Fisher
  62. The Gastronomical Me, MFK Fisher
  63. Dept. of Speculation, Jenny Offill
  64. Stoner, John Williams
  65. The Summer Book, Tove Jansson
  66. A Homemade Life, Molly Wizenberg
  67. A Dark Adapted Eye, Ruth Rendell 
  68. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Fannie Flagg
  69. The Blue of Her Body, Sara Greenslit 
  70. Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle, Murray Morgan
  71. Artful, Ali Smith
  72. The Fig Eater, Jody Shields
  73. Expecting Better, Emily Oster
  74. The Borrower, Rebecca Makkai
  75. Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote
  76. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
  77. O Pioneers!, Willa Cather
  78. The Stranger, Albert Camus
  79. Dramarama, E. Lockhart
  80. Green Girl, Kate Zambreno
  81. The Art Forger, B. A. Shapiro
  82. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
  83. The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters
  84. 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas, Marie-Helene Bertino
  85. Tortoise by Candlelight, Nina Bawden
  86. A Partial History of Lost Causes, Jennifer duBois
  87. Betsy-Tacy, Maud Hart Lovelace
  88. Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
  89. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, Elizabeth Smart
  90. The Assumption of the Rogues & Rascals, Elizabeth Smart
  91. Betsy-Tacy and Tib, Maud Hart Lovelace
  92. CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, George Saunders
  93. Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill, Maud Hart Lovelace
  94. Landline, Rainbow Rowell 
  95. Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown, Maud Hart Lovelace
  96. Operating Instructions, Anne Lamott
  97. The Talented Miss Highsmith, Joan Schenkar
  98. Crapalachia, Scott McClanahan
  99. Heaven to Betsy, Maud Hart Lovelace 
  100. A Girl Named Zippy, Haven Kimmel
  101. The Empathy Exams, Leslie Jamison
  102. California, Edan Lepucki
  103. The Fallback Plan, Leigh Stein

  104. Provence, 1970: MFK Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste, Luke Barr

  105. Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell

  106. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, Steven Pinker

  107. Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell 

  108. Lizard Music, Daniel Pinkwater

  109. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
  110. 20th Century Ghosts, Joe Hill
  111. Almost No Memory, Lydia Davis
  112. Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi
  113. Ask the Passengers, A. S. King
  114. What Was Lost, Catherine O'Flynn
  115. The Life in the Studio, Nancy Hale
  116. Attachments, Rainbow Rowell
  117. The Home-Maker, Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  118. The Mistress's Daughter, A. M. Homes 
  119. Saturn's Return to New York, Sara Gran
  120. Glory O'Brien's History of the Future, A. S. King
  121. An Invisible Sign of My Own, Aimee Bender
  122. How to Get Into the Twin Palms, Karolina Waclawiak
  123. Wolf in White Van, John Darnielle
  124. The Sea, The Sea, Iris Murdoch
  125. The Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown
  126. Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
  127. The Happiest Baby on the Block, Harvey Karp
  128. Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes
  129. The Fever, Megan Abbott 
  130. Great Granny Webster, Caroline Blackwood
  131. Daughters of the North, Sarah Hall
  132. The Transcriptionist, Amy Rowland 
  133. Betsy in Spite of Herself, Maud Hart Lovelace
  134. Amy Falls Down, Jincy Willett
  135. The Girls from Corona Del Mar, Rufi Thorpe
  136. The Hundred-Year House, Rebecca Makkai 
  137. The Woman Who Borrowed Memories, Tove Jansson
  138. Can't and Won't, Lydia Davis
  139. Black Dahlia, James Ellroy