Best New Books Of 2014

I’ve read many books over the past 12 months. Some were good, some were merely decent and some were a waste of time.  In this last post of 2014, I’m going to list the top five new (to me) books of 2014.

5. Thank You For Firing Me– No one is immune to the pain of loosing their job. This book is the perfect balm to the emotional and professional wounds that come with being fired.

4. Bad Feminist– No one is perfect. Even those of us who claim Feminism as our own still cling, in some small way, the double standard that still exists in the world.

3. Downtrodden Abbey– This very funny spoof of a television program that in five short years, has taken on a life of it’s own.

2. Tie- Enchanted & Ash– Fairy tales with a twist that kept me hooked to the very end.

1. Jane Austen’s First Love–  What was Jane Austen like as a teenager?

Happy New Years and Happy reading into 2015 and beyond.

Downtrodden Abbey Book Review

In it’s short 5 seasons on the air, Downton Abbey has grown from just another BPD (British Period Drama) to being a cultural phenomenon unto itself.

The latest literary spoof of Downton Abbey is Downtrodden Abbey: The Interminable Saga of an Insufferable Family, by Gillian Fetlocks. While the names were changed, the show is lovingly spoofed.  Lord and Lady Crawfish, Roderick and Flora have three daughters, Marry, Enid and Supple. When Lord Crawfish’s heir dies on the Gigantic, a new heir is found in the person of Atchew and his mother, Isabitch. Downstairs, his lordship’s new valet, Brace is being courted by the ladies maid Nana and lady’s maid “Potatoes” O’Grotten and her closeted sidekick, Tomaine, are planning to ruffle a few feathers.

I got a chuckle out of this book. Though not for the casual fan, this book is extremely funny and allows the audience to laugh a little.

I recommend this book.

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