End of the book year 2013/14

June 15, 2014

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If you were here last year, you’ll know it all kicked off with Threepenny Novel by Bertolt Brecht. It finished with The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen. Forty-nine books in all (down on last year), here are the highlights:

The Book of Dave by Will Self in July
The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories in August (The Accordion and the Fish Town Hayashi Fumiko and Night Fires Shiga Naoya)
Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xialong in September
What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn December
Pepita by Vita Sackville-West January
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates January

A lowlight;The Accidental by Ali Smith in March

but, Book of the Year 2013/14 is…..

Agent ZigZag by Ben MacIntyre

What a story.

2014/15 has begun with The Book of Flights by J.M.G. Le Clezio

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3 Responses to “End of the book year 2013/14”

  1. tomsimard said

    Looking forward to going through your list of highlights, and seeing which of those might possibly be my own highlights this year. Thanks!

    • I’m usually too sensitive to the differences in people’s tastes to recommend books, but let me know if you get on with any of them. Which reminds me, there was a book you mentioned that took my fancy. Did it have ‘Nephew’ in the title? I need to go back through some posts and remind myself.

  2. tomsimard said

    I will. I got Zigzag and Revolutionary Road but not sure when I’ll start either of them.
    Wittgenstein’s Nephew perhaps?

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