It’s the last week of the year and Favorite Debuts of 2014 is the last list from me- I promise! One of my favorite parts of being a book blogger is getting to read new voices before everyone else does—and then getting all evangelical about those voices here in this blog. If I can get even one person to read a new author whose book I loved it makes me feel like I’m doing my job.
This year there were seven debut novels that really hit the mark—and each did so in a different genre, which I’m pretty sure is like hitting the bibliophile Powerball. If so, I was a wealthy blogger in 2014.
Everything I Never Told You: I’m setting this one apart because it was not only one of my favorite debuts of the year it was my favorite book of the year. PERIOD. Five stars. Ng strips bare the complexities of family life in a way that left my heart aching. Review
That should be the end of my listing (and yes, I am leaning to one side) but I realized I left a book off of my 2014 favorites list. The Headmaster’s Wife takes the concept of the unreliable narrator to a level I’ve not read before and breaks your heart at the same time. Review