There are 2 Monday's left in 2014 that means there are 2 more Monday Discussions.
This week is your chance to weigh in on the best books you read this year that were NOT first published in 2014 because great reads can happen with any book.
Many of the Berwyn Library folks have already weighed in on this topic with their best picks on our staff reading blog, The Browser's Corner. I have set those to run over the next two weeks. Deb is up first today with her picks.
So please check the Browser's Corner for more "Best" picks from this year and year's past because if the publication date doesn't matter for why something is a great read, why should the year in which it was given that "Best" status by any given reader matter. Use our "Best of the Year" tag to pull them all up.
But I am also collecting your best reads here too.
I will go first.
I have a tie for the two best books I read this year that were NOT published in 2014, and both were read for a book club.
The first is A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki  which my group read and discussed in October. You can click through to read more about this amazingly deep and thoughtful book that is still accessible and compelling.
For the same reasons, I also loved A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra which I read for an ARRT Literary Book Discussion in July. I still have not written my review of it yet, but it will be up by the end of the year. This was as close to a perfect book as I have ever read. In fact, that is why I was having so much trouble writing the review; I am struggling to put its perfection into words. I will have details later this week and will adjust this paragraph and link accordingly.
What about you? Please share your best read from the past year of a book with a publication date before 2014.
For past Monday Discussions, click here.
Review Index Update: Ararat and Skitter - I added reviews of two new books to the review archive: - Golden, Christopher. *Ararat* (2017) - Boone, Ezekiel. *Skitter* (2017)
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