IF you truly are a bookworm, then you should check out the best novels, history books, and memoirs that were released in 2014. But for this list let’s just focus on the fictions.
Here are the best fictions of 2014:
A Girl is Half-Formed Thing. This book by Eimear McBride won the Goldsmiths Prize and the Balleys Prize by surprise. This is an experimental novel that took nine years before finally finding a publisher.
The Shock of the Fall. This book by Nathan Filer is the overall winner Costa Prize. This is Filer’s debut novel. It is quite an unsettling novel, but it definitely is a good read.
The Lie. This is an ambitious tale by Helen Dunmore that experiments on a plot that touches the theme of ghost stories and the trauma brought by the horrors of war.
Every Day is for the Thief. This book by Teju Cole will take you on an enjoyable, but unsentimental journey in the chaos riddled streets of Lagos, Nigeria.
The Night Guest. Fiona McFarlane’s debut novel focuses on the niches of a confused mind.
Mrs Hemingway. Naomi Wood’s book beautifully focuses on Hemingway and the women who loved him so much.
Falling Out of Time. This book is the latest work of David Grossman. This novel focuses on themes about love and loss.
The UnAmericans. This is a collection of short stories by Molly Antopol about the mystical place called the past.
Andrew’s Brain. This book by E L Doctorow is bleak and clearly unreal and is intriguingly beyond your normal novel.
Bark. This book by Lorrie Moore is an incredible collection of short stories.
Here are other honorable mentions:
• Tenth of December by George Saunders
• Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut
• Boyhood Island: My Struggle 3 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
• The Temporary Gentlemen by Sebastian Barry
• One More Thing by BJ Novak