Books for 2014: Recommendations please!

Yesterday on Twitter I asked for book recommendations as my birthday is fast approaching and I wanted to add a few things to my amazon wishlist. I got quite a few suggestions!

Kate & Katie (@KillerReads) suggested
Innocence by Dean Koontz
A Song for the Dying by Stuart MacBride
A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger

MD Villiers (@MDVilliers), Alison Hennessey (@crime_queen) and @vintagebooks all recommended Long Way Home by Eva Dolan

@crime_queen and @Lizzy11268 both went for Black Chalk, by Christopher J. Yates.

@Gollancz suggested
The Wolves by Simon Ings, and
Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins (which I started yesterday and I’m loving it so far!)

@HarperVoyagerUK recommended
The Echo by James Smythe
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

@HarperFiction had quite a list!
The Toy Taker by Luke Delaney
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
The Illusionists by Rosie Thomas
Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
Treachery by SJ Parris
and The Machine by James Smythe, which I read last year and absolutely loved.

Amy Lord (@tenpennydreams) also suggested The Explorer/The Echo by James Smythe – I’ve got the latter as an ARC, but not The Explorer, so that’s on the list!

And last but by no means least, Lyndon (@LyndonMarquis) came up with this selection.
Theft: A Love Story by P Carey
Rashomon & Other Stories by Akutagawa
The Last Werewolf by G Duncan
Gates of Eden by Ethan Coen
The Things They Carried by T O’Brien
St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by K Russel
Gentlemen of the Road by M Chabon
Twilight by William Gay
Climbers by M J Harrison
A Song for Arbonne by Guy Kay
Valdez is Coming by Elmore Leonard
Moriarty by K Newman

All of which should keep me busy for quite some time! Of course, I’ve still got a mountain of unread books courtesy of The Great Unread Book Pile, along with the three books I got for christmas, and the few I got in the Kindle 99p sale…

But, I’m a sucker for new books. What else would you recommend? I’m happy to try any genre…

Author: dave

Book reviewer, occasional writer, photographer, coffee-lover, cyclist, spoon carver and stationery geek.

4 thoughts on “Books for 2014: Recommendations please!”

    1. Hi Daniel
      I like all sorts though have been on a bit of a crime fiction spree recently. Sci-fi, fantasy are probably my favourites though. How about you?

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