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Read in 2014

See also: reviews by titlereviews by authorread in 2010read in 2011, read in 2012, read in 2013 (some of these aren’t complete).

  1. Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy by Sudhir Venkatesh (5)
  2. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (4.5)
  3. A Taste of Molecules: In Search of the Secrets of Flavor by Diane Fresquez (2.5)
  4. Textile by Orly Castel-Bloom (2.5)
  5. Home Made: The Ultimate DIY Cookbook, Featuring Over 200 From-Scratch Recipes by Yvette Van Boven (4)
  6. High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society by Dr. Carl Hart (4)
  7. Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival by Fadumo Korn (3.5)
  8. The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis (4)
  9. The Awesome Girl’s Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men by Ernessa T Carter (5)
  10. The High Road by Terry Fallis (4)
  11. The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure edited by Tristan Taormino and Celine Parrenas Shimizu, Constance Penley, Mireille Miller-Young (4.5)
  12. Kissing the Sword: A Prison Memoir by Shahrnush Parsipur (4)
  13. Umastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell by Katherine Angel (4)
  14. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley (4)
  15. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (5)
  16. Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism by Natasha Walter (3)
  17. A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory From a Prairie Landscape by Candace Savage (5)
  18. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (4)
  19. Hellgoing by Lynn Coady (3.5)
  20. Israel / Palestine and the Queer International by Sarah Schulman (4)
  21. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairytale In A Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M Valente (5)
  22. Preserving: The Canning and Freezing Guide for All Seasons by Pat Crocker (4.5)
  23. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M Valente (4)
  24. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M Valente (4)
  25. Always in Shadow by Heather Davis (2.5)
  26. The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness (5)
  27. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson (3.5)
  28. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (3)
  29. Speed of Light by Amber Kizer (4.5)
  30. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang (4.5)
  31. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi (4)
  32. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (3)
  33. The Traveler, The Tower, and the Worm: The Reader as Metaphor by Alberto Manguel (4)
  34. Do Muslim Women Need Saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod (4.5)
  35. Ru by Kim Thuy (3)
  36. The Cleft by Doris Lessing (4.5)
  37. The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre (4.5)
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  1. Kellie Nduonofit permalink
    April 29, 2014 11:13 am

    hey! Good day i loved your review on roses and bullets. I just started reading it yesterday and it is so dull. I am struggling to read it. The writing is dull the story telling is not convincing or believable. I have only gotten to page 26 or 29. The unnecessary and unrelated humor Ginika’s aunt show makes me roll my eyes every time. Her laughter and glee is uncalled for honestly!!! Please can you recommend any really great, worth reading books authored by Nigerians. I have done all Adiche’s work, i have read the secret life of baba segi’s wives i want more!!!!! thanks a lot loved your review.

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