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New York Times top 100 books of 2014

  1. Brem Brem

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    For those wondering what the best books of 2014 are, well the New York Times has a top 100 to share for you all. 

     

    Here are just some of the books on the list: 

     

    All Our Names -  By Dinaw Mengestu

    All The Birds, Singing - By Evie Wyld

    All The Light We Cannot See - By Anthony Doerr.

    American Innovations - By Rivka Galchen.

    The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher -  By Hilary Mantel.

    The Ballad of A Small Player -  By Lawrence Osborne

    Bark: Stories - By Lorrie Moore.

    The Blazing World - By Siri Hust­vedt

    The Bone Clocks - By David Mitchell

    The Book Of Strange New Things - By Michel Faber

    The Book of Unknown Americans - By Cristina Henríquez

    Boy, Snow, Bird - By Helen Oyeyemi.

    A Brief History of Seven Killings - By Marlon James

    Can't And Won't - By Lydia Davis

    The Cold Song - By Linn Ullmann

    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage - By Haruki Murakami

    Dept. Of Speculation - By Jenny Offill

    The Dog - By Joseph O’Neill

    Euphoria - By Lily King

    Everything I Never Told You - By Celeste Ng

    F. By Daniel Kehlmann

     

    Read the rest here: NYTimes

     

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  2. Captain B Captain B

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    Great list, too bad I'll never get to most of them, haha! 

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  3. Festoon Festoon

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    I don't think I've read any of those. XD Then again, I'm not much of a contemporary literature type of guy. Give me Dickens, Hugo, Lewis Carroll, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, (or one of my new favorites, Kafka), and I'm set. (That's not to say that I'm opposed to contemporary stuff, just don't get around to it as often, haha). Do you guys have any favorite books / authors?

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  4. tangxd tangxd

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    only book on that list that seems intresting to me is magicians land but im mostly a fantasy reader my fav author is brandon sanderson love his indepth magic systems also love le modesitt and robert jordan currently reading saga of the recluce words of radience and the wheel of time i highly recommend all of them

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  5. Brem Brem

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    I'm not much of a reader, just figured I'd share the list with you all. Though, I do need to start reading more because there's a lot of books I want to get my hands on one of these days. 

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  6. Festoon Festoon

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    @tangxd: Nice, I'll have to give those authors a go! Fantasy is always great.

     

    @Brem: Yeah, thanks! It was a cool idea, for sure. Not many gaming boards (that I've been to) allow their particpants to deviate from "gaming" itself, so it's great to see many aspects of entertainment addressed here. And, gotcha. I do like to read, but by the close of a semester (I'm in community college, currently) I find myself exhausted by reading, even if just for pleasure, haha.

     

    Nice! Any specific books that have caught your eye lately? I really want to read one called, The Trial, by Kafka. The movie was fantastic, and I'm sure the book is even more solid (as is usually the case).

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