The Reading List 2014


I like to try and keep a record of novels, plays and short stories I read through the year as a nod to nostalgia and perhaps even as a personal recommendation to you reading this. As always, a few classic re-reads that I couldn’t resist and a few unexpected delights found on dusty bookshelves and quiet library floors. I’ve even painfully shortlisted my favourite five reads of the year, each marked with an asterisk.

Our Country’s Good – Timberlake Wertenbaker

Dennis Kelly: Plays One (Debris, After the End, Love and Money)

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing (Unfinished!)

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Matilda – Roald Dahl*

Chocolat – Joanne Harris

Warhorse – Michael Morpurgo

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

The Elephant Vanishes – Haruki Murakami*

Strange Pilgrims – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Empty Space – Peter Brooks

The Isle of Youth – Laura Van Den Berg*

The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas*

Notes on an Exhibition – Patrick Gale

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Humans – Matt Haig*


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