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Favourite books of 2014

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Well, I went MIA. First I got the flu. Then my baby got it. Then we proceeded to pass it on to everyone in our entire extended family by travelling to their home for the holiday, leaving them down for the count. Everyone except my husband, who is apparently, made of steel.

So anyway! Because I only have three days left of my WIR I'm going to focus on rounding out this blog series, and the year, with best of lists. I LOVE a best-of list and there's nothing that puts me in a better mood at the end of the year than hearing all the best of lists, especially books.

My favourite is the New York Times Top 10 - they split the list into 5 Fiction and 5 Non-Fiction. Here's the list of Fiction:

All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
The Dept of Speculation - Jenny Offill
Euphoria - Lily King
Family Life - Akhil Sharma
Redeployment - Phil Klay

I gave my husband The Dept of Speculation for Christmas. He gave it to me, too. Great minds think alike. I read it in two days - you MUST read this book. The format, the story, the things that are said in what's not said, it's all done just right. I'm so glad it made this list or I might never have heard of it.

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