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Go Book Ourselves: Christmas 2014 Edition

Here’s our Christmas haul…

The Sense of an Ending by Frank Kermode, a seminal work of literary criticism – Anna

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, because I’ve never read the books! – Dan

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle, a haunting literary meditation on loneliness and imagination – Rob

Your turn! What books did you get for Christmas?

Go Book Yourself: Dan’s Top 5 Books Of 2014

Editor Daniel Dalton’s favourite reads of the year…

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill for a witty, wise and heartbreaking book filled with profound and insightful writing.

Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer for an utterly gorgeous love affair written entirely in letters (released 2013, read this year).

Ablutions by Patrick DeWitt for a dark, drunken, downward spiral in a Los Angeles dive bar (released 2009, read this year).

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle for a beautiful, haunting ballad of a novel, an ode to solitude and secret lives.

My Salinger Year Joanna Rakoff for a young woman traversing New York, publishing, her twenties, and the most famous author in the world.

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