In the nearly three years since, I’ve realized that 2014 was an unusually good year for my reading. I encountered a disproportionate number of books which went on to become favorites, and I find myself still thinking about many of them. In fact, I find myself thinking about 2014 itself, because in my memory it now has a particular mood attached to it (though of course it only feels that way in retrospect, thanks to these books).
This was also the year I reread some of my old favorites for the first time (or the first time in a long time; this was certainly not my first reread of Harry Potter):
I’ve written about a few of them on this blog:
Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent
Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters
What were you reading in 2014? Have you had a year that stands out in your memory the same way?
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