The Sense of an Ending

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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?

In The Woods by Tana French

For more psychological thrills that’ll leave you wondering about the reliability of your own memory, try these:

Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda for a ghost story about teenage girls, grief, and forgetting.

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes for a scary-as-hell tale about how the internet never forgets.

Blue Monday by Nicci French for a psychologist navigating the no-man’s-land between dreams, memory,and reality.

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes for a Booker Prize-winning take on how we narrate our own history, truthfully or otherwise.

This post was guest edited by Emily Hughes, founder of proofreadingbooks, a blog of book and booze pairings. You can find her on Twitter.

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