Best Books of 2014
I hope your reading year has been a success. Mine has been extraordinary.
Every year, I write down the books that I read. Well, that is until Goodreads began doing it for me. Anyway, I always hope to reach 100 books but I’ve never done it before.
Yet, the mountain has been conquered! As of right now, I am at 134 and working on another one before the end of the year. Reaching this milestone has been a blessing.
I wanted to share the best fiction and non-fiction books that I have read this year.
You can see my love for international fiction. I just finished one from Iceland and reading one from Ghana. You get the joy of reading while learning about another culture. I highly recommend it.
Published in 2014
1. “Anatomy Lesson” by Nina Segal [Set in Netherlands]
2. “Radiance of Tomorrow” by Ishmael Beah [Set in Sierra Leone]
3. “The Rise and Fall of Great Powers” by Tom Rachman [Many spots on the globe]
Best of the Rest not Published in 2014 in no particular order
1. “Rudin” by Ivan Turgenev [Russia]
2. “The Gambler” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [Russia]
3. “Malice” by Keigo Higashino [Japan]
4. “The Sheltering Sky” by Paul Bowles [Set in North Africa]
5. “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe [Nigeria]
6. “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri [India]