Top 10 books of 2014

Morecambe Library frontline assistant, Andrew Till, takes a look back at 10 of his favourite books of 2014.

Saturday, 10th January 2015, 6:00 am
Brian May's Red Special

1 An Evil Mind – Chris Carter

This is the sixth story featuring Detective Robert Hunter who’s up against someone from his past in this dark and gripping book. Chris Carter is definitely a name to watch and this is his best book yet.

2 Not My Father’s Son: A Family Memoir – Alan Cumming

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When Alan Cumming was about to appear on ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ he got more than he bargained for. This is his journey as he goes in search of his grandfather and also finds out the truth about his father.

3 WWE50

Celebrating 50 years in the business, this gives the history of the WWE alongside histories of all the stars including Hulk Hogan, The Rock and John Cena. Packed full of information and photographs, this is the ultimate look back over 50 years of wrestling entertainment.

4 Rock War – Robert Muchamore

2014 saw Robert Muchamore launch his new series, based around a group of friends who form a band to take part in the ultimate battle of the bands. A fast-paced novel with book two due out in October.

5 NYPD Red 2 – James Patterson and Marshall Karp

One of several books published by the bestselling author in 2014 saw the return of New York’s finest, this time on the hunt for a vigilante killer who is punishing those who haven’t been punished.

6 Awful Auntie – David Walliams

The story of tiddlywinks-obsessed Awful Aunt Alberta who is on a mission to cheat Lady Stella Saxby out of her inheritance of Saxby Hall. But Stella is determined to fight back with a little help from her friend, Soot the cockney ghost of a chimney sweep.

7 Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin – Russell Brand

The pairing of Russell Brand and illustrator, Chris Riddell, has made this one of the standout children’s books of 2014. You can hear Russell Brand as you read this book while being drawn into the incredible illustrations. Looking forward to more from this pair in 2015.

8 Outlaw Pete – Bruce Springsteen and Frank Caruso

Taken from his Working On A Dream album, this is the story of Outlaw Pete in a graphic novel format. Classic Springsteen!

9 Hate – Alan Gibbons

The teenage novel was inspired by the tragic murder of Sophie Lancaster in Bacup. A hardhitting and powerful story about friendship, courage, loss, forgiveness and about the communities we live in.

10 Brian May’s Red Special – Brian May with Simon Bradley

This is the ultimate book for fans of Brian May, and includes the story of how Brian May worked with his father to create the famous Red Special. The book is packed full of pictures 
and x-rays of the guitar along with the story of how Brian ended up on top of Buckingham Palace playing ‘God Save The Queen.’

All these books are available at your local Lancashire library or visit or to reserve a copy.