2014 Year in Reading

Happy holidays to the readers of this blog! I hope everyone has been enjoying the festive season.

As the final days of this turbulent year draw nearer and social media feeds pile up with end-of-the-year lists, I decided to weigh in (like everyone else) with a review of my reading in 2014. 2014 is a bit of a milestone for me in terms of my reading habits. It was the year in which I graduated and found so much more time for reading. It was also the year in which I discovered BookTube and entered the book blogging community, taking the plunge with this blog along with a Tumblr-based companion blog.

According to Goodreads, this year, I’ve read about 58 books, which I’ve posted below. I’ve also highlighted some of my favourites (with more than a few appearances made by the brilliantly witty Oscar Wilde) and least favourites if you’re interested.

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Favourites (in alphabetical order):

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde
  • Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Dislikes (in alphabetical order):

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

And with that, I hope everyone enjoys the last few days of 2014, while looking forward to the new year. Thanks for reading!



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  1. what a lovely selection of books! we read a lot of books in common. personally, my favourite was of mice and men, that’s definitely entered my favourites of all time list

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  2. I read God of Small Things in 2012 and it’s one of my all-time favourites!
    It’s great to see that you liked it,as it not so quite known.If you loved it that much,then I recommend The Inheritance of Loss,the winner of the Booker Prize 2006,by Kiran Desai!

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is another favourite of mine.
    I also read Brave New World which was somewhat very insightful.

    And you have so many books in your favourites that I plan to read,such as Midnight’s Children,Of Mice and Men,Fahrenheit 451 or Catcher in the Rye!


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