Top Ten(ish) Books I Read in 2014

Posted: January 2, 2015 by BA Dillon in Uncategorized

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Reminder: This list refers to books I read in 2014, not necessarily books that were published only in 2014.

This year many of my favorite books were not what I would necessarily call “best” books but they were books I thought were fun to read. They are perhaps not for everyone. Therefore I divide them by genre.

Best Literary Fiction

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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This powerful, emotionally affecting and unforgettable story takes place in the Nazi period, but the focus is more on the impact of Nazism on non-Jews, and in particular, on the German children it was supposed to benefit. The author enables us to imagine vividly what it was like to be alive at that time, subject to the same piercing fears and privations, facing the same obstacles and moral dilemmas, and confronted with both the depths of depravity and the heights of…

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