Best books read in 2014

 

Top Fiction 2014 (The only criterium was the mere pleasure of reading it)

28. Oscar Wilde – The picture of Dorian Gray 4/5

27. Julian Barnes – Levels of life 4/5

26. Silvia Plath – The bell jar 4/5

25. AS Byatt – Possession 4/5

24. Eva Kelder – Het leek stiller dan het was 4/5

23. Charles Jackson – Het verloren weekend 4/5

22. Mark Slouka – Brewster 4/5

21. John Williams – Butcher’s Crossing 4/5

20. Gajto Gazdanov – Het fantoom van Alexander Wolf 4/5

19. Walter Jess – Beautiful ruins 4/5

18. Rachel Kushner – The flamethrowers 4/5

17. Joshua Ferris – To rise again at a decent hour 4/5

16. Jeanette Walls – The glass castle 4/5

15. Stefan Zweig – Schaaknovelle 4,25/5

14. Vesna Goldsworthy – Gorsky 4,25/5

13. Rabih Alameddine – An Unnecessary Woman 4,25/5

12. Wallace Stegner – Angle of repose 4,25/5

11. Karen Joy Fowles – We are completely besides ourselves 4,25/5

10. Ruth Ozeki – A tale for the time being 4,5/5

9. Gregory David Roberts – Shantaram 4,5/5

8. Tom Perrotta – Little children 4,5/5

7. Karl Marlantes – Matterhorn 4,5/5

6. James Baldwin – Giovanni’s room 4,75/5

5. David Mitchell – The bone clocks 4,75/5

4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah 5/5

3. Emily St. John Mandel – Station Eleven 5/5

2. Emma Cline – The girls 5/5

1. Wallace Stegner – Crossing to safety (Wat behouden blijft) 5/5

 

Top short story-collections 2014

4. Molly Antopol – The unamericans: stories 4,25/5

3. Diane Cook – Man vs nature: stories 4,25/5

2. Nathan Englander – What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank 4,5/5

1. Phil Klay – Redeployment (Oorlogsverhalen) 4,75/5

 

Top thrillers/mystery/SF 2014

5. Sarah Waters – Fingersmith 4/5

4. A S A Harisson – The silent wife 4,25/5

3. Ernest Cline – Ready Player one 4,5/5 (SF)

2. Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca 4,75/5

1. Dennis Lehane – Mystic river 4,75/5

 

Top Young Adult Fiction 2014

Rainbow Powell – Fangirl 4/5

Rainbow Powell – Eleanor & Park 4/5

 

Top Non-fiction/Historical fiction 2014

5. Alan Weisman – The world without us 3/5

4. Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler – Abundance 3,75/5

3. Stephen Greenblatt – The swerve 4/5

2. Thomas Piketty – Kapitaal in de 21e eeuw 4,5/5

1. Naomi Klein – This changes everything 4,5/5

 

 

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