A Few Favorites of 2014


Here is a Year End list of favorite music, movies and books. I generally don’t read books the same year they are published, partly because I borrow from libraries more than I buy, and partly because I just tend to be behind, so only “The String Diaries” and “The Winter People” are actually 2014 titles. Happy Holidays!

Favorite albums:

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Dereconstructed (review)
Rachel Thomasin – Microforms
The Drums – Encyclopedia
Tom Vek – Luck
The Pixies – Indie Cindy
The Raveonettes – Pe’ahi (review)
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm

Favorite movies:

“Frank” (review)
“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”
“Housebound” (review)
“The Monuments Men”
“Under The Skin”
“Song of The Sea”*
“Only Lovers Left Alive”*
*Still need to see these but pretty sure they’d be on here.

Favorite books:

“Affinity” – Sarah Waters
“Help For The Haunted” – John Searles (review)
This one book I can’t find again, for the life of me. Anyone know it?**
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” – Ransom Riggs
“Skinwalkers” – Tony Hillerman
“The String Diaries” – Stephen Lloyd Jones

**FOUND IT: “The Winter People” – Jennifer McMahon

Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the band Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at simonesnaith.com.
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5 Responses to A Few Favorites of 2014

  1. What was on the cover of the mystery book? Was it paperback or hardcover?

  2. I think it was just woods on the cover? Or maybe a girl in the woods. I think it was hardcover, but really not sure.

  3. I used to keep a notebook with every book I read. It helped me to give them away easier instead of hoarding them. You may want to consider an online logbook.

  4. Goodreads.com is good for that. Somehow I never noted this one anywhere.

  5. Pingback: Album Review: Rachel Thomasin’s “Microforms” | The LA Beat

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