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Book in 2014

I have read 90 books in 2014 with some rereads as well. Here are the books I loved in 2014:

  • Eduardo Galeano/Los hijos de los días
  • Jorge Luis Borges/Aleph and Other Stories
  • Vladimir Nabokov/Pale Fire
  • Alexander Pushkin/The Captain’s Daughter
  • Markus Werner/Am Hang
  • Marisha Pessl/Special Topics in Calamity Physics
  • Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote
  • Neil Gaiman/The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  • Art Spiegelman/Maus
  • Alison Bechdel/Fun Hom
  • Antoni Casas Ros/Enigma & Le Theoreme d'Almodovar
  • Margaret Atwood/The Year of the Flood & Life Before Man
  • Rose Tremain/Trespass
  • Alice Munro/Hateship Friendship…. & Too Much Happiness
  • Lydia Millet/My Happy Life
  • Ben Lerner/Leaving the Atocha Station
  • Ben Okri/The Famished Road
  • Bernhard Schlink/Summer Lies
  • Peter Heller/The Dog Stars
  • Roberto Bolano/Amulet
  • Connie Willis/Doomsday Book
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez/Chronicle of a Death Foretold
  • George R.R.Martin/A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons
  • Julien Green/Leviathan
  • Xavier de Maistre/Voyage Around My Room
  • Ian McEwan/Sweet Tooth
  • Stephen Chbosky/The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Joel Dicker/The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
  • George Saunders/The Tenth of December
  • Agatha Christie/Curtain & And They Came to Baghdad
  • Anton Chekhov/Chekhov’s Doctors (Some Short Stories)
  • Marie Sabine Roger/La Tête En Friche
  • Alberto Manguel/The City of Words
  • Fernando Pessoa/The Book of Disquiet
  • Wilhelm Genazino/The Shoe Tester of Frankfurt
  • Luis Sepulveda/The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
  • Stefan Zweig/Twenty Four Hours in the Life of a Woman & Decisive Moments in History
  • Karen Russell/Swamplandia!
  • J.K.Rowling/The Cuckoo’s Calling
  • Stephen King/The Dead Zone & Firestarter
  • Sylvia Plath/The Journals of Sylvia Plath
  • Romain Gary/A Promise at Dawn &The Life Before Us: Madame Rosa
  • Virginia Woolf/Orlando (special thanks to distantheartbeats)
  • Jean Echenoz/Un An
  • Mo Yan/Big Breasts and Wide Heaps
  • Orhan Pamuk/White Castle
  • Sevgi Soysal/Tante Rosa &Yıldırım Bölge Kadınlar Koğuşu
  • Selcuk Baran/Güz Gelmeden
  • Melisa Kesmez/Atları Bağlayın Geceyi Burada Geçireceğiz

The rest of the books I read in 2014 is here.

Books I loved in 2013

So tell me your favorites?

buryme12feetdeep-deactivated201  asked:

Wow, you really love Patrick Ness, huh? :D I've never read his stuff or even heard of him, but the quotes are intriguing.

More Than This by Patrick Ness was one of my favourite reads from 2013! I really enjoyed the writing style and I found the book really interesting and unique. I rarely get to buy and read a book right after it’s been released - I have a bad habit of buying new releases but then deciding to read an older book. I’ve really enjoyed looking back over my copy recently. I actually hadn’t realised that I’d marked out so many quotes, this book really struck a cord with me.

I also read The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness last year, which is the first book in a trilogy called Chaos Walking. I picked it up as part of #readchaos here on Tumblr, it was wonderfully organised by prettybooks and distantheartbeats. There’s a great post here about it if you’re interested in reading up about it. I plan on reading the rest of the series in the first half of this year. Another well-known book by Ness is A Monster Calls, which I read in December. 

distantheartbeats replied to your photo:   “Advice to Unhappily Married Women (II)” — From…

I adore this book so damn much, but this bit did make me *headdesk*

Yes, yes! Bernardo Soares is my [slightly more emo] spirit animal. But the “anthology section,” and this gem! I was giggling so hard. Especially this one: “The best time for doing this is in the days immediately preceding menstruation.” Hihihi.

Follow Forever 1/3

I did a Follow Forever post last year and since then I’ve come across many other brilliant blogs so the last year’s post is a bit outdated which means a follow forever post is due. I follow lots of blogs (which are all awesome!) so this is going to be in parts; here’s part one featuring the amazing people I follow:

A:

@ablogwithaview || @acambridgestudent || @adayinbookland || @addictedtoworlds || @alex-loves-books || @alibraryismyparadise || @aliteraryescape || @aliteraryloveaffair|| @alwaysbookish || @amandaonwriting ||  @amyvnorris ||  @arooomofmyown ||  @arnnathebookcook || @astreeeaneee || @aqsah || @aqueenofbabble || @availableinpaperback

B:

@babbling–books  || @becca-likes-books || @beautiful-bibliophile ||  @beckisbookshelf || @bluestockingbookworm || @bibliochor || @booksactually || @bookbee3 || @bookissues || @bookbaristas || @books-and-bubbles || @books-and-cookies || @books-cupcakes || @bookdrunkinlove || @booksandpublishing || @booksandsugarquills || @booksarehereforyou || @booksfrommyshelf || @books-fuckyes || @bookifer || @bookslooks || @booklover || @bookshoped || @bookphile || @b00kstorebabe || @bookishwanderings || @bookswithbazzi || @bookswithdylanw || @boredtodeathbookclub || @bricolleur || @bumblebookbee ||  @bumblebookbees || @buttermybooks

C:

@chronicintrovert || @claireandherpipsqueaks || @classicbookaddict || @colourmeread || @countingbooks

D:

@damnhardwriting || @danielle-carey || @dianareads || @distantheartbeats || @dukeofbookingham

E:

@edesanya || @emnotamundane || @englishmajorinrepair || @esarkaye

F:

@falling-inlove-with-books || @feelingsofthesecondarycharacters || @fictionink || @findingmagicinbooks || @freckles-and-books || @folding-corners ||  @foreverinasweetunrest

G:

@galaxiesanddust || @gittewitte || @greatpiraticalrumbustification || @gweargroal

[URLs that are in bold letters are of blogs that I think have amazing photography/content/have talked to/admire from a far]

I’m sorry if I forgot anyone! I’ve tried to include everyone I follow but its a long list so I’m pretty sure I’ve forgotten to include some people (Please accept my apologies!)