January 8, 2014

My favourite book of 2014

There’s something wonderful and terrible about finishing what you’re sure will be your favourite book of 2014 on January 2nd. That’s when I finished The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

It’s wonderfully Dickensian, and I loved it from the first page. I had to force myself to put it down now and then so that I wouldn’t finish it too quickly. It’s hard not to feel that an ~800 page book ought to last longer than two days.

Read it!


Ann Holt said...

This happened to me last year with Kate Atkinson's LIFE AFTER LIFE. I think it was March when I read it and knew it was my favorite for 2013. Guess what I just started reading?

saleema said...

The Goldfinch? :)

I guess we should just be happy to have found books we really love so early in the reading year! I actually really wanted to read Life After Life next (I bought it when it came out but somehow never started it), but I can't find my copy. So I'm reading Donna Tartt's The Little Friend now instead.