Year 2014 in Books

A week has already passed of the new year and everyone is looking forward for another year of big promise that will eventually disappoint them (and they call me optimistic 😛 )

But I am still looking back at 2014, but only in terms of books. First of all, I am glad that I completed my Goodreads challenge.  I started the year with the initial target of 25 books but gradually increased my target to 45 and read 46 books.

I am so happy
I am so happy

Here are the tittles that I read this year

My books in 2014
My books in 2014

Favorite books from 2014’s list :

I really envy people who can name one favorite book or author. I can’t do that so, here are my 10 favorite books from 2014, in no particular order.

1. Em and the big hoom by Jerry Pinto (Book Review)

2. And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Book Review)

3. The Illicit Happiness of other people by Manu Joseph (Bonus Read:Book Review by Sanjay Gopinath )

4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Trueman Capote  (Bonus Read: My Own Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

5. The book Thief by Markus Zusak (Bonus Read: 5 Reasons to love The book thief )

6. Cuckold by Kiran Nagrarkar (Book Review)

7. Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil (Book Review )

8. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Book Review)

9. On writing by Stephen King (Book Review)

10. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

 

Reading Challenge 2015 

For 2015, I have challenged myself to read 35 books (almost 3 books in a month), but I hope I read 50 😛

Reading challenge for 2015
Reading challenge for 2015

Do tell me about your reading pledge for 2015.

Happy reading

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16 thoughts on “Year 2014 in Books

  1. Loved your top ten list….I had planned to read 24, a modest target compared to yours and yet I could manage to read only 12. Hoping to finish 24 this year though. Happy new year to you and good luck with your reading list!

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  2. What an eclectic mix! It’s mind boggling to me that Alex Ferguson’s autobiography is on the same list as Kafka’s Metamorphosis. My husband has read the footie book and I’ve read about the insect in the bedroom. Neither one of us would ever choose to read the other! 😀 x

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I know I am little weird in that regard. One moment I will pick a classic or historical fiction, another moment I will pick humor or graphic novel. I am also intentional trying read and appreciate more number of genres.

      PS: BTW, I loved both the books !!

      Cheers

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  3. If philosophical novels are your thing then may I recommend to you Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being for your 2015 list (if you haven’t already read it, of course). It is seeing Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina on your list which brings that particular book to mind. But I won’t say why. x

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation. I do like reading philosophical novels and I will definitely add Milan Kundera’s book in my list. Actually more because I am curious to know why Anna Karenina made you think of this one 😛

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  4. I never keep a specific number in mind. There are sporadic periods when I binge and times when I abstain from books. Also, I tend to wax and wane from thick novels to shirt stories. So basically, I like variety.
    As for 2015, I intend to BE read than TO read. I’m sure you know what I mean!

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  5. I want to read Cuckold.. Kiran Nagarkar had come to campus and he is an excellent orator.. enthralled the audience…eddie and ravan is something of his I have read.. will read this soon… and 45 books! wow 🙂

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