The New Yorker cover for it’s Oct. 20 Fall Library issue reminds me (gives me an excuse) to remind MillersTime readers that in December I look forward to your sending the titles of the books you’ve most enjoyed reading in 2014.
As in the past, here are a few guidelines that may help in drawing your list and in making my compilation easy:
- When I ask for your Favorite Reads of 2014, I’m seeking fiction and/or nonfiction books that stood out for you above all you’ve read in the past year. What have been the most enjoyable, the most important, the most thought provoking, the best written, the ones you may go back and read again, the ones you reread this year, and/or the ones you have suggested others read?
- You are welcome to send just one title or up to a half dozen or so.
- List the title, the author, and indicate whether it is fiction (F) or nonfiction (NF).
- If you are willing, please write a sentence or two about why each particular book made it to your list for this year. If you prefer not to add this, no problem, but I’ve found readers enjoy the comments and use them in choosing books to read for the coming year.
- Don’t be concerned about whether others will have the same book(s) on their lists. If we get a number of similar titles, that’s just an indication of the power of a particular book/author.
- Your books do not have to be ones that were written and/or published in 2014, just ones that you read over the past year.
- Send me your list in an email (Samesty84@gmail.com) by Dec. 20 so I will be able to post the entire list at the end of the year.
To see last year’s list, click on this link: The Books Most Enjoyed by MillersTime Readers in 2013.