‘Readers’ Ten Best Books of 2014′ – book list from The Guardian

These are the new books that The Guardian readers voted their favourites of 2014 :

  1. The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters – read, 10/10
  2. Do No Harm – Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery” by Henry Marsh – read, 10/10
  3. Elizabeth is Missing” by Emma Healey – read, 9/10
  4. “The Book of Strange New Things” by Michel Faber – to read (have read “The Crimson Petal and the White”, 9/10)
  5. We are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler – have read, 10/10
  6. All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr –  named 2015 Pulitzer Prizewinner for Fiction on 20/04/15, now read, 10/10
  7. “The Bone Clocks” by David Mitchell – to read (have read “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet”, 9/10; own and want to read and watch “Cloud Atlas”)
  8. “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate” by Naomi Klein – to read
  9. “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan – to read, own, is near top of To Read pile, won The Man Booker Prize 2014, which of course beckons another post and book list – to follow
  10. The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt – read, 10/10.

Do we think they hit the nail on the head?

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4 Responses to ‘Readers’ Ten Best Books of 2014′ – book list from The Guardian

  1. Kay says:

    We read do no harm at our brighton book club – we were facinated by the stories of this surgeon – struck by the honesty and risks he outlined in the procedures. The naratives about the patients were real – real people undergoing major major surgery . You get to know the guy behind the mask! Overall worth the read – Kay

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  2. It’s going straight onto my Wish List, Kay – thanks for this and keep your brilliant recommendations coming, they are wonderful xx

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