2014 List of Suggested Titles

Each winter, the public submits suggestions for next year’s One Read book. In January, a panel of community members reviews the suggestions, narrowing that list down to 10 titles, and then chooses two or three books to present for a public vote.


Final 10 Selections

Other Suggested Titles

  • 1984
    George Orwell
  • Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future
    Robert Reich
  • American Gods
    Gaiman, Neil
  • The Arabian Nights
  • The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
    Jan-Philipp Sendker
  • Atlas Shrugged
    Ayn Rand
  • Behind the Scenes at the Museum
    Atkinson, Kate
  • Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America’s Heartland
    Nina Mukerjee Furstenau
  • Black and Blue
    Anna Quindlen
  • The Book Thief
    Markus Zusak
  • The Burgess Boys
    Elizabeth Strout
  • Carnivorous Carnival
    Lemony Snicket
  • A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home
    Steve Pemberton
  • The Coldest Winter Ever
    Sister Souljah
  • Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness
    Pete Earley
  • Day After Night
    Anita Diamant
  • The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
    Jim DeFede
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of A President
    Candice Millard
  • A Dog’s Purpose
    W. Bruce Cameron
  • Dominique Ick Lessont and the Dragon Knight
    Eric Tripp
  • The Dovekeepers
    Alice Hoffman
  • Each Little Bird That Sings
    Debbie Wiles
  • Easter Island
    Jennifer Vanderbes
  • Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-making Race Around the World
    Matthew Goodman
  • Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
    Phil Jackson
  • Enemy Women
    Paulette Jiles
  • Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale
    Lynda Rutledge
  • Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing
    Daphne, Miller
  • The Fault in Our Stars
    John Green
  • Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team Six Operator Adam Brown
    Eric Blehm
  • First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
    Loung Ung
  • Flight Behavior
    Barbara Kingsolver
  • A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
    Qais Akbar Omar
  • From Far Away
    Kyoko Hikawa
  • Girl Stolen
    April Henry
  • A Good American
    Alex George
  • The Good Lord Bird
    James McBride
  • The Green Trap
    Ben Bova
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    Mary Ann Shaffer
  • The Happiness Project
    Gretchen Rubin
  • Heart and the Fist: The Education of A Humanitarian, the Making of A Navy SEAL
    Eric Greitens
  • The Heart of a Soldier
    Kate Blaise
  • Coming Home
    Lauren Brooke
  • Here Comes Doctor Hippo: A Little Hippo Story
    Jonathan London
  • Hidden
    Helen Frost
  • Hide and Seek
    Katy Grant
  • Hobbledehoy Boy
    Richard Stickann
  • Home Front
    Kristin Hannah
  • The Horse Whisperer
    Nicholas Evans
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
    Malala Yousafzai
  • I Am Number Four – The Lost Files: The Search for Sam
    Pittacus Lore
  • I Am Troy Davis
    Jen Marlowe
  • Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
    David Eagleman
  • Joyland
    Stephen King
  • Junebug
    Cherie Doyen
  • Ladies of the Night : A Historical and Personal Perspective on the Oldest Profession in the World
    Gene Simmons
  • The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life
    Rod Dreher
  • The Maid’s Version
    Daniel Woodrell
  • Me Before You
    Jojo Moyes
  • Meant to Be
    Lauren Morill
  • Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave
    Jennifer Fleischner
  • Nexus
    Naam Ramez
  • The Night Circus
    Erin Morgenstern
  • No, David!
    David Shannon
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Neil Gaiman
  • Odd Duck
    Cecil Castellucci
  • Old Yeller
    Fred Gipson
  • The Orphan Master’s Son
    Adam Johnson
  • Pie
    Sarah Weeks
  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife
    Eben Alexander, M.D.
  • The Prophet
    Kahlil Gibran
  • The Red Garden
    Alice Hoffman
  • The Rent Collector
    Camron Wright
  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
    Jonathan Haidt
  • The Round House
    Louise Erdrich
  • Rules of Civility
    Amor Towles
  • The Shoes of the Fisherman
    Morris West
  • Show Me the Murder
    Carolyn Mulford
  • Sisterland
    Curtis Sittenfeld
  • So Much Pretty
    Cara Hoffman
  • The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius
    Kristine Barnett
  • The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease
    Daniel E. Lieberman
  • Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
    Rita Golden Gelman
  • Telegraph Avenue
    Michael Chabon
  • Telex From Cuba
    Rachel Kushner
  • Tenth of December
    George Saunders
  • Thank You for Your Service
    David Finkel
  • This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
    Ann Patchett
  • A Thousand Pardons
    Jonathan Dee
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee
  • Together Tea
    Marjan Kamali
  • Tom T’s Hat Rack: A Story About Paying It Forward
    Michele Spry
  • Toxic Charity
    Robert Lupton
  • TransAtlantic
    Colum McCann
  • The Uglies Series
    Scott Westerfied
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Warmth of Other Suns
    Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Watchman’s Rattle
    Rebecca D. Costa
  • Wave
    Sonal Deraniyagala
  • When I Grow Up
    Juliana Hatfield
  • Where’d You Go Bernadette
    Maria Semple
  • Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It
    Gary Taubes
  • Wild
    Cheryl Strayed
  • The Wilderness Series
    David Thompson
  • The Woman in White
    Wilkie Collins
  • Wonder
    R.J. Palacio
  • Year of Wonders
    Geraldine Brooks
  • Zeitoun
    Dave Eggers
  • Zorro
    Isabel Allende

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