MY 10 MOST MEMORABLE BOOKS OF 2014

I am taking part of in a 10-day creativity challenge, that of course, began YESTERDAY. But, in my defense, I’m winding down my year at work – and after today – I am off until January 5, 2015.  YEAH!!!

So, I thought I’d take a moment to list my most memorable books of 2014.  In this list, you will find books about art,  a classic children’s book and a book that made me make a commitment. These are in no particular order.

1.  OFF THE WALL, A PORTRAIT OF ROBERT RAUSHENBURG, by Carl Tompkins

2. BREAKFAST WITH LUCIAN: THE ASTOUNDING LIFE AND OUTRAGEOUS TIMES OF BRITAIN’S GREAT MODERN PAINTER BY GEORDIE GREIG – I enjoyed it so much, I continued with another book about Lucian.

3.   MAN WITH A BLUE SCARF: ON SITTING FOR A PORTRAIT WITH LUCIAN FREUD By Martin Gayford – I’m fascinated with Freud’s process and his life.

4.  THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt – I read it before it won the Pulitzer Prize!

5.  ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Louis Carroll – need I say more?

6.  AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD by Kasuo Ishiguro – set in postwar Japan, it won the Whitbread Prize in 1986 (ok, I’m a little behind!)

7. MR. PENUMBRA’S 24 HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan – what is better than a book about books?

8.  THE FAMILY FANG – by Kevin Wilson – think Wes Anderson in print – about performance art – or is it?

9. DAILY RITUALS – HOW ARTIST’S WORK by Mason Currey – rituals of 160+ artists

10. THE HAPPINESS OF PURSUIT – FINDING THE QUEST THAT WILL BRING PURPOSE TO YOUR LIFE by Chris Gillebeau – I declared a quest after this – you can read about it here.

If you don’t know me, I am a voracious reader. I have to limit my reading sometimes. Halfway through the year, I limited my reading to no more than a book a week! Yes, it was tough!

What have you read you want to share?

 

 

 

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