The Moving Word

Writer, Preacher, Bookworm, Student of the Word

Best Books of 2014


I hope your reading year has been a success. Mine has been extraordinary.

Every year, I write down the books that I read. Well, that is until Goodreads began doing it for me. Anyway, I always hope to reach 100 books but I’ve never done it before.

Yet, the mountain has been conquered! As of right now, I am at 134 and working on another one before the end of the year. Reaching this milestone has been a blessing.

I wanted to share the best fiction and non-fiction books that I have read this year.

You can see my love for international fiction. I just finished one from Iceland and reading one from Ghana. You get the joy of reading while learning about another culture. I highly recommend it. 

Published in 2014


1. “Anatomy Lesson” by Nina Segal [Set in Netherlands]

2. “Radiance of Tomorrow” by Ishmael Beah [Set in Sierra Leone]

3. “The Rise and Fall of Great Powers” by Tom Rachman [Many spots on the globe]


1. “Without You, There is No Us: My Secret Life Teaching the Sons of North Korea’s Elite” by Suki Kim

2. “Bethlehem Road: A Guide to Ruth” by Michael Whitworth

3. “A Consequence of Legitimacy” by Kevin W. Rhodes

Best of the Rest not Published in 2014 in no particular order


1. “Rudin” by Ivan Turgenev [Russia]

2. “The Gambler” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [Russia]

3. “Malice” by Keigo Higashino [Japan]

4. “The Sheltering Sky” by Paul Bowles [Set in North Africa]

5. “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe [Nigeria]

6. “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri [India]

7. “Down the Long Hills” by Louis L’Amour

8. “The Lost World” by Arthur Conan Doyle


1. “12 Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup

2.  “Broadsides: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815″ by Nathan Miller

3. “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway

4. “Lost in Shangri-la” by Mitchell Zuckoff 

5. “Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War” by Max Hastings

6. “Esau’s Doom” by Michael Whitworth

7. “The Men Who Lost America – British Command during the Revolutionary War and the Preservation of the Empire” by Andrew O’Shaughnessy


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