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The big list of what I read in 2014

As far as I can remember, these are the books I read (or re-read) this calendar year. Most are new; some are older.

Particular gems published in 2014 are in bold.

  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • Young Skins by Colin Barrett
  • Before, During, After by Richard Bausch
  • Arts & Entertainments by Christopher Beha
  • The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
  • Train Shots by Vanessa Blakeslee
  • Adventures in Immediate Unreality by Max Blecher
  • A Brave Man Seven Stories Tall by Will Chancellor
  • Man V Nature by Diane Cook
  • Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires by Julio Cortazar
  • Academy Street by Mary Costello
  • Every Kiss a War by Leesa Cross-Smith
  • Outline by Rachel Cusk
  • Can’t and Won’t by Lydia Davis
  • Wonderland by Stacey D’Erasmo
  • The Family Cannon by Halina Duraj
  • The Wilds by Julia Elliott
  • Together We Can Bury It by Kathy Fish
  • Dreaming Rodin by John Michael Flynn
  • When Mystical Creatures Attack! by Kathleen Founds
  • An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
  • The Up-Down by Barry Gifford
  • Never Mind Miss Fox by Olivia Glazebrook
  • After the People Lights Have Gone Off by Stephen Graham Jones
  • Airships by Barry Hannah
  • Ray by Barry Hannah
  • The Big Seven by Jim Harrison
  • The Spark and the Drive by Wayne Harrison
  • The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
  • The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
  • If It Is Your Life by James Kelman
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Sleeping with Gypsies by Ginny MacKenzie
  • The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
  • I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum
  • Birds of America by Lorrie Moore
  • The City Under the Skin by Geoff Nicholson
  • Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secrets by Ondjaki
  • Wouldn’t You Like to Know by Pamela Painter
  • Twenty-Something by Tatiana Ryckman
  • Skylight by Jose Saramago
  • By the Book by Diane Schoemperlen
  • Antigone by Sophocles
  • All Days Are Night by Peter Stamm
  • The Last Reader by David Toscana
  • The Big Green Tent by Ludmila Ulitskaya
  • The City Son by Samrat Upadhyay
  • The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg
  • The Least Cricket of Evening by Robert Vivian
  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West  
  • Mobile Library by David Whitehouse
  • The Elusive Moth by Ingrid Winterbach
  • The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink

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