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The best book I read in 2014 was... [add yours]

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chicaguapa Mon 01-Dec-14 20:25:08

1 month to go and I already know that this will be the best book I read this year. I absolutely loved it. It's £2.99 for the Kindle version and you'll want to read it again as soon as you finish.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

FriskyMare Mon 01-Dec-14 20:26:48

Ooh have just bought that for dd for Christmas.
Mine is The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

JohnFarleysRuskin Mon 01-Dec-14 20:29:22

The goldfinch (Donna tart)

Or

The paying guests. (Sarah waters)

HindsightisaMarvellousThing Mon 01-Dec-14 20:29:45

I came on this thread to say I'd need two books - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and also Life after Life by Kate Atkinson. I've been rereading them both alternately for ages.

WineWineWine Mon 01-Dec-14 20:29:47

The Girl who Saved The King of Sweden

An excellent follow up book to The 100 year old man.

ASmidgeofMidge Mon 01-Dec-14 20:39:12

Another vote for The Paying Guests

weebarra Mon 01-Dec-14 20:39:19

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Celticlass2 Mon 01-Dec-14 20:40:40

The Seige by Helen Dunmore. Anna Funder All that I am. lots of fantastic books downloaded on my kindle. Love this time of year for reading.

Celticlass2 Mon 01-Dec-14 20:41:54

Almost forgot. I re-read A suitable Boy. Even better the second time around.

I've enjoyed a few, but Fanny and Stella would be high up the list, as would Bitch in a Bonnet and Coronation Everest. I'd need to check back on the 50 book challenge threads to remember more.

Stuffofawesome Mon 01-Dec-14 20:44:34

Second Goldfinch. Also The Circle by Dave Eggers

KiaOraOAotearoa Mon 01-Dec-14 20:46:03

The Goldfinch smile

Must remember to read, 'The Circle.'

RustyBear Mon 01-Dec-14 20:46:54

Augustus by John Williams

GlaceCherries Mon 01-Dec-14 20:50:03

Oooh I was thinking of "Harry August" as my choice too! Closely followed by David Mitchell's "The Bone Clocks".

I really did not like Life After Life, what a waste of my time angry

Ashwagandha Mon 01-Dec-14 20:51:29

Love love loved What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.

DevonFolk Mon 01-Dec-14 20:51:44

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Beautiful genius.

VerucaInTheNutRoom Mon 01-Dec-14 20:54:37

Life After Life. Probably not the best in literary terms but it stayed in my head for weeks after.

dollybird Mon 01-Dec-14 20:57:15

The Time Travellers Wife for me. I am just about to start The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty so hope that's good too!

starlightloz Mon 01-Dec-14 21:19:51

Any Seaside Town by John Peaseland

fredfredsausagehead1 Mon 01-Dec-14 21:36:08

Life after life the ending really stuck with me

Love love loving the goldfinch!

Southeastdweller Mon 01-Dec-14 22:13:29

The Goldfinch is a masterpiece of writing and my book of the year.

magimedi Mon 01-Dec-14 22:20:54

The Goldfinch is also my vote.

But am of fto look at Any Seaside Town - just the title intrigues me.

SkaterGrrrrl Mon 01-Dec-14 22:22:33

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

minsmum Mon 01-Dec-14 22:24:12

The Goldfinch would be my choice as well

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