Book Club Choices 2014

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In 2014 136 book clubs attached to Dublin City Libraries enjoyed and discussed 553 different books! If you are short of reading inspiration the list is packed full of wonderful reads from the classics, crime, thrillers, literary fiction, autobiography, recent favourites, to the latest award-winning must-read.

The most popular titles were the 2014 Dublin: One City One Book choice If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song edited by Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth; The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez - the winner of the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; The Dinner by Herman Koch, Canada by Richard Ford and The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker.

The most popular authors were Benjamin Black, Anita ShreveJane Austen, Charles Dickens and David Park.

Bookcover: Canada by Richard Ford Bookcover: The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker Bookcover: The Dinner by Herman Koch Bookcover: The Light of Amsterdam by David Park

It's good to see classic cult books are still the subject of lively book club discussion. Some may already be firm favourites of yours, but if you've yet to read any I urge you to seek them out. While they might not appeal to all, these influential books have a passionate following for good reason.

Stoner by John Williams Bookcover: The Wasp Factory by Ian Banks Bookcover: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Bookcover: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Bookcover: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Autobiographies proved popular including the celebrated autobiography of Maya Angelou's childhood growing up with her grandmother in the American South in the 1930s and the moving cult memoir The Glass Castle. 

Bookcover: I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou Bookcover: Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela Bookcover: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Bookcover: Wild by Cherly Strayed Bookcover: I am Malala by Malal Yousafzai
 

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