Lizzy's Literary Life

Celebrating the pleasures of a 21st century bookworm

Books Read 2014

88 The Sound of Things Falling – Juan Gabriel Vásquez

87 Mr Mac and Me – Esther Freud

86 The Monogram Murders – Sophie Hannah

85 Germany: Memories of A Nation – Neil McGregor

84 The Death of Lomond Friel – Sue Peebles

83 The Unknown Unknown – Mark Forsyth

82 The Bookshop Strikes Back – Ann Patchett

81 The Leipzig Affair – Fiona Rintoul

80 A Child’s Garden of Verses – R L Stevenson

79 F – Daniel Kehlmann

78 The End of Days – Jenny Erpenbeck

77 The Essential Rilke

76 Pure Contradiction – Rainer Maria Rilke

75 Just call me Superhero – Alina Bronsky

74 The Dark Meadow – Andrea Maria Schenkel

73 West – Julia Franck

72 The Tower – Uwe Tellkamp

71 Going to the Dogs – Erich Kästner

70 The Flying Classroom – Erich Kästner

69 Picture Her Dead – Lin Anderson

68 Stone Mattress – Margaret Atwood (2014)

67 The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer

66 The Case of The Black Pearl – Lin Anderson

65 Big Bad Wolf – Nele Neuhaus

64 Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay – Elena Ferrante

63 The Encyclopaedia of Good Reasons – Monica Cantieni

62 The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

61 Berlin Triptych – David Wagner

60 City of Rumor – Gideon Lewis-Kraus

59 Berlin: Imagine a City – Rory McLean

58 Picnic of The Virtues – Felicitas Hoppe

57 Goetheruh – Bernd Köstering

56 Fest – Mark McCrum

55 The Siege – Arturo Perez-Reverte

54 The Spring of Kasper Meier – Ben Fergusson

53 Little Man, What Now? – Hans Fallada

52 Summer House With Swimming Pool – Herman Koch

51 Look Up Glasgow (Pocket edition) – Adrian Seale (2014)

50 Bhalla Strand – Sarah Maine

49 Death in Pont-Aven – Jean Luc-Bannalec

48 These Islands We Sing – An Anthology of Scottish Island Poetry

47 The Girl On the Ferry Boat – Angus Peter Campbell

46 Virginia Woolf in Manhattan – Maggie Gee

45 Absolution – Patrick Flanery

44 The Grand Banks Café – Georges Simenon

43 A Crime in Holland – Georges Simenon

42 A Night at the Crossroads – Georges Simenon

41 Cairo – Chris Womersley

40 Robert The Bruce, King of Scots – James Robertson and Jill Calder

39 Decompression – Juli Zeh

38 I Murdered My Library – Linda Grant

37 Death By The Book – Lenny Bartulin

36 Dog Will Have His Day – Fred Vargas

35 Longbourn – Jo Baker (2013)

34 An Officer and A Spy – Robert Harris (2013)

33 The Story of A New Name – Elena Ferrante (2012/2013)

32 The Yellow Dog – Georges Simenon

31 The Carter of La Providence – Georges Simenon

30 The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien – Georges Simenon

29 Fair Helen – Andrew Greig

28 Strange Weather in Tokyo – Hiromi Kawakami

27 Northamger Abbey – Val McDiarmid 

26 On Glasgow and Edinburgh – Robert Crawford

25 All The Rage – A L Kennedy

24 Cold Winter In Bordeaux – Allan Massie 

23 The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra – Pedro Mairal (2013/2013)

22 Unfashioned Creatures – Lesley MacDowell

21 Reasons She Goes to the Woods – Deborah Kay Davies

20 The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri

19 The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey 

18 The Boat – Nam Le

17 The Mussel Feast – Birgit Vanderbeke
Author,, translator, editor interviews

16 Schottenfreude – Ben Schott

15 Schroder – Amity Gaige

14 Sense and Sensibility – Joanna Trollope

13 The Pendragon Legend – Antal Szerb 

12 The Bug – Ellen Ullman

11 Close to the Machine – Ellen Ullman

10 Mesmerized- Alissa Walser

09 The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

08 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

07 My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

06 Léon and Louise – Alex Capus

05 Revenge – Yoko Ogawa

04 Entry Island – Peter May

03 The Diving Pool – Yoko Ogawa (1990/91/2009)

02 An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful – J David Simons

01  The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

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