Books read in 2014

Here are the books that I read in 2014 in the order that I read them. The complete list with the covers is available on my Goodreads reading list as well. I seem to have started the year on a different note than I ended it. In retrospect, the first half is full of comparatively ‘light’ fiction and the second half has been mostly ‘serious’ fiction. Poetry is evenly present throughout. I surprised myself by reading more plays than I intended to. I reread only one book in the whole year. What did you read in 2014?

Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud (Fiction)

Lucky Break by Esther Freud (Fiction)

The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy (Poetry)

Cuba: By Korda (Non-fiction/Essay)

The Dark by Lemony Snicket (Graphic novel/children’s fiction)

The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas (Fiction)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Young Adult)

The Magic Moonlight Flower and Other Enchanting Stories by Satyajit Ray (Children’s fiction)

Eating Sugar, Telling Lies by Kuzhali Manickavel (Short stories)

The Girl Savage by Katherine Rundell (Middle Grade Fiction)

Phiss Phuss Boom by Anushka Ravishankar, Sayoni Basu and Jerry Pinto (Children’s fiction)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Fiction)

The Ayah’s Tale by Sujata Massey (Fiction)

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson (Young Adult; reread)

Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy (Poetry)

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks (Fiction)

Something Like Happy by John Burnside (Short stories)

Emil and the Detectives by Carl Miller (Drama)

Lovers in the Age of Indifference by Xiaolu Guo (Short stories)

Marxism a Graphic Guide by Rupert Woodfin (Graphic non-fiction)

Smile by Raina Telgemeier (Graphic novel/Teen fiction)

Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet (Young Adult)

Che Guevara: Revolutionary and Icon by Trisha Ziff (Non-fiction/Essay)

The Reluctant Assassin W.A.R.P by Eoin Colfer (Young Adult)

Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami (Fiction)

From the Mixed-up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg (Middle Grade Fiction)

Drown by Junot Díaz (Short stories)

Something Fishy by Pavithra Sankaran (Children’s fiction)

The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (Fiction)

The Case of the Candy Bandit by Archit Taneja (Children’s fiction)

Here is New York by E.B. White (Essay)

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn (Young Adult)

Tribes by Nina Raine (Drama)

Love and Information by Caryl Churchill (Drama)

Alphabetical Order by Michael Frayn (Drama)

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birutė Galdikas by  Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks (Graphic Non-fiction)

Painting That Red Circle White by Mihir Vatsa (Poetry)

Saving Kabul Corner by N.H. Senzai (Young Adult)

Cries from the Heart: Stories from Around World by Jennifer Bassett (Short stories)

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino (Fiction)

On Tagore by Amit Chaudhuri (Non-fiction)

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats (Young Adult)

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (Fiction)

Escape Artist by Sridala Swami (Poetry)

Feminism: a Graphic Guide by Cathia Jenainati (Graphic non-fiction)

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (Fiction)

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (Fiction)

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Fiction)

Street on a Hill by Anjum Hasan (Poetry)

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