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A Year in Reading: 2014

Now that 2014 is over, it’s time to look back on my year of reading. I read twenty-six books last year–a number so small it’s almost embarrassing to admit. In my defense, though, I did revise a dissertation and produce a year-long webcomic. So, it’s not like I’ve been slacking.

In years past, I’ve listed my favorite non-fiction, my favorite fiction, and my least-favorite reads of the year. This year, I’m just going to provide a general list of five favorites–with #1 being my favorite read of the year.

Here it is:

  1. Pym–Mat Johnson
  2. Essex County–Jeff Lemire
  3. Understanding Comics–Scott McCloud
  4. The Crucible of Doubt–Terryl and Fiona Givens
  5. Outer Dark–Cormac McCarthy

I plan to make up for lost time in 2015. Here’s hoping for at least fifty books this year…