Must Read List for 2014

There’s nothing better than making a cup of your favorite tea or pouring a glass of delicious wine and curling up with a good book. Whether it’s on the couch, in bed or sitting by the shore, reading is a great escape. Since we’re starting the New Year with a Fresh Start, we thought it would be a good time to refresh our reading list for 2014. From suspense, fiction and even a little self help, here are a few must read books that we hope you enjoy throughout the year. Let us know if you have any other recommendations!



Mother Daughter Me:  A Memoir by Katie Hafner

“Journalist Katie Hafner lays out all her issues—and her mother’s issues, and her daughter’s issues— in her surprisingly honest memoir, Mother Daughter Me. It recounts Hafner’s year of living in a San Francisco apartment with her 16-year-old daughter, Zoe, and her mother, Helen. It’s a bonding experience she hopes will be a ‘year in Provence.’” Lindsay Deutsch, USA Today







The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

“Sue Monk Kidd has written a conversation changer. It is impossible to read this book and not come away thinking differently about our status as women and about all the unsung heroines who played a role in getting us where we are.” Oprah Winfrey, O, The Oprah Magazine









Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup

“It’s the body bible for every woman.” Alana B. Elias Kornfeld, Senior Editor, International Huffington Post Media Group








One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

“A popular chronicler of life and lore vividly charts a particularly pivotal season in American history. Bryson reanimates the events and principal players across five key months in 1927.”-Kirkus Reviews








The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis

“Renowned through four award-winning books for his gritty and revelatory visions of the Caribbean, Bob Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in The Woman Who Lost Her Soul before sweeping across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance. In riveting prose, Shacochis builds a complex and disturbing story about the coming of age of America in a pre-9/11 world.”









 The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica

“Offers life-altering insights about the discovery of your true best self.” -Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People






The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

“Take a dollop of Alfred Hitchcock, a dollop of Patricia Highsmith, throw in some Great Gatsby flourishes, and the result is Rindell’s debut, a pitch-black comedy about a police stenographer accused of murder in 1920s Manhattan…. A deliciously addictive, cinematically influenced page-turner, both comic and provocative.”- Kirkus Reviews






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  • January 6, 2014

    Elaine Sipos

    Here are a few of my favorites

    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
    The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

    Enjoy! And thanks for your list

    • January 6, 2014

      Rebecca Michuda

      Thanks for your suggestions, Elaine! Can’t wait to read these, too!

  • April 1, 2014


    A Star For Mrs. Blake by April Smith

    • April 7, 2014

      Rebecca Michuda

      Thanks for the recommendation!