Ja, denke ich, das Schicksal klopft nicht an und fragt nicht, das Schicksal tritt ein.
—  Wilhelm Genazino: Das Glück in glücksfernen Zeiten
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?

„[… ] Menschen, [… ] die das Gefühl haben, dass aus ihrem Leben nichts als ein langgezogener Regentag geworden ist und aus ihrem Körper nichts als der Regenschirm für diesen Tag.“  – Wilhelm Genazino aus Ein Regenschirm für diesen Tag

(People who feel that their life has become nothing but a prolonged rainy day and their bodies nothing but an umbrella for that day.)