2014 reading list (so far)

Waiting For the Man, by Arjun Basu

As I’ve done in years past, I’m taking a look at the halfway point in the year at the books I’ve read so far, with links where they exist to books that I’ve reviewed (either here on this blog or briefly on Goodreads). As I’ve perpetually remarked – and really mean it – it’s a competition with no one but myself, but it is always useful and interesting to stop and reflect a bit where one is at with one’s reading, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Of the 22 books I’ve read so far this year, 3 were non-fiction, 5 were poetry and the balance of 14 were fiction (novels and short story collections). It’s kind of nice to reflect on this Canada Day holiday that 15 of those 22 books were written by Canadians.

  1. All the Rage
    by A.L. Kennedy

  2. Life After Life
    by Kate Atkinson

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  4. A Recipe for Disaster & Other Unlikely Tales of Love
    by Eufemia Fantetti

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  6. how the gods pour tea
    by Lynn Davies

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  8. Maidenhead
    by Tamara Faith Berger

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  10. Crazy Town – The Rob Ford Story
    by Robyn Doolittle

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  12. The Luminaries
    by Eleanor Catton

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  14. Prairie Ostrich
    by Tamai Kobayashi

  15. Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life
    by Hermione Lee

  16. Bark
    by Lorrie Moore

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  18. Waiting for the Man
    by Arjun Basu

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  20. The Lease
    by Mathew Henderson

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  22. Grayling
    by Gillian Wigmore

  23. Sun Bear
    by Matthew Zapruder

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  25. Ocean
    by Sue Goyette

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  27. Cockroach
    by Rawi Hage
    (reviewed for bookgaga by Paul Whelan)

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  29. Dog Ear
    by Jim Johnstone

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  31. New Tab
    by Guillaume Morissette

  32. Congratulations, by the way
    by George Saunders

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  34. Based on a True Story
    by Elizabeth Renzetti

  35. Americanah
    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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  37. All My Puny Sorrows
    by Miriam Toews

Currently in progress:

  • The Rise & Fall of Great Powers
    by Tom Rachman

  • Everyone Is CO2
    by David James Brock

How is your reading going so far in 2014?

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