Books Read in 2014

When presenting their summary of books read, some people would make you slog through an entire paragraph for each book nitpicking and analyzing every detail they did and didn't like and offering suggestions about why you should or shouldn't read it. You'll find none of that superfluity here, dear reader. Unlike those writers I value your time. I assure you it has nothing to do with being too lazy to write that much. Nothing at all.

Instead, I give you a simple affiliate-link-filled list. Enjoy.

Notebooks 1935–1942, Albert Camus

Writers and Their Notebooks, Diana M. Raab (ed.)

Albert Camus: Elements of a Life, Robert Zaretsky

Blackbirds, Chuck Wendig

Creating Short Fiction, Damon Knight

Unnatural Creatures, Neil Gaiman (ed.)

Mockingbird, Chuck Wendig

Daily Rituals, Mason Currey

Paterson, William Carlos Williams

The Art of Haiku, Stephen Addiss

The Poetry of Zen, Sam Hamill

The Essential Dōgen, Kazuaki Tanahashi & Peter Levitt (eds.)

The Training of a Zen Buddhist Monk, D.T. Suzuki

Mountain Tasting, Santoka Taneda (John Stevens, trans.)

Zen and Japanese Culture, D.T. Suzuki

Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, Leonard Koren

Japanese Death Poems, Yoel Hoffmann (ed.)

The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer & Elizabeth Breuilly (trans.)

The Spring of My Life, Kobayashi Issa (Sam Hamill, trans.)

Bashō and the Dao, Peipei Qiu

Beowulf, J.R.R. Tolkien

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrūn, J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fall of Arthur, J.R.R. Tolkien

Mythmakers and Lawbreakers, Margaret Killjoy

The Year 1000, Robert Lacey & Danny Danziger

Philology, James Turner

Pound as Wuz, James Laughlin

Ezra Pound: The Solitary Volcano, John Tytell

Personæ, Ezra Pound

The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams, William Carlos Williams

T.S. Eliot: A Short Biography, John Worthen

The Iliad, Homer (Bernard Knox, ed. & Robert Fagles, trans.)

The Odyssey, Homer (Bernard Knox, ed. & Robert Fagles, trans.)

Waking Up, Sam Harris

On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (C.D.N. Costa, trans.)

The Art of Just Sitting, John Daido Loori

The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu, James Green (trans.)

Notebooks 1942–1951, Albert Camus

Essays and Lectures, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Journals 1889–1913, André Gide

Historia Discordia, Adam Gorightly

The Greek Music Drama, Friedrich Nietzsche (Paul Bishop, trans.)

The Birth of Tragedy, Friedrich Nietzsche (Walter Kaufmann, trans.)

Cosmic Trigger: The Final Secret of the Illuminati, Robert Anton Wilson