Best of 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This was a weird year of reading, as usually I have five or so books each of fiction and non-fiction that I can point out as my favorite. But this year I didn't feel that great about enough books to really comprise the same type of lists. So here are a few books that I would count on my best of list for the year overall.

We Live In Water by Jess Walter
I never did write a review of this one, but I found these short stories to be one of the best collections I had read. I wish I could remember more to say... maybe I'll re-read it and do an actual review. 

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I called this one a social commentary on our society. It was heavy and direct but a great read.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
I loooved this book! Even though I just recently read it, I will be doing a re-read in January to prepare for my month of hosting book club with this book. This was my favorite of the year (though published in 2010).

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
I just finished this yesterday, and I do have a review written and ready to post sometime in the near future. This man's biography will stay in my head for a long time. My second favorite book of the year.


Irene McKenna said...

I love Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. And it looks like I need to add Unbroken to my list too.

Aarti said...

I've got the Hobbs book on my radar to get from the library soon. And I too loved Americanah - great list!

Trish said...

Happy new year! I really would love to read Americanah and totally agree about Unbroken. Hope you have great reading in 2015!

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