Revisiting 2014, My Best Reading Year

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

There are two for Harry Potter: notes from this reread, and a separate post from the first time I listened to the series on audio.

What were you reading in 2014? Have you had a year that stands out in your memory the same way?

Check out everyone else’s Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and the Bookish.

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