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NYT’s Dwight Garner Lists His Top 10 Books of 2014


Like most years, 2014 has passed us by quickly and with the year’s closure comes the articles rounding up the best of books, movies, TV, etc. The New York Times critic Dwight Garner, has released his top ten picks for books from 2014. Two of the titles from his list that I’m most intrigued by include:

  1. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
    This is a coming of age tale about a British teen who longs to reinvent herself as a rock critic and move to London. Garner explains, “It’s a British version of ‘Almost Famous,’ delivered from a female perspective and set two decades later, in the early 1990s instead of the early 1970s.”
  2. Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
    This is a fictitious tale of a Nigerian writer who returns for a short visit to Lagos, after spending 15 years in New York City. What he finds is a “a city both familiar and strange.

What titles were you most intrigued by? Did you read any of the books listed? What would be on your own top ten book list of 2014? It’s definitely a fun idea to be your own critic and make your own list and see what books were your biggest influences of the year.

If you hadn’t heard of any of the titles, hopefully a few caught your eye and were added to your own reading list. Happy reading and hope you’re having a great start to 2015!

Get the rest of the list here.