2014 Reads

The Second Iteration of the Fortress of Solitude

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  1. Days of Reading, by Marcel Proust; translated by John Sturrock.
  2. All Men Are Liars, by Alberto Manguel; translated by Miranda France.
  3. Story of O, by Pauline Réage; translated by Sabine d’Estrée.
  4. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle.
  5. The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle.
  6. The Painted Word, by Tom Wolfe.
  7. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence.
  8. Mr. Darwin’s Gardener, by Kristina Carlson; translated by Emily & Fleur Jeremiah.
  9. Chasing the King of Hearts, by Hanna Krall; translated by Philip Boehm.
  10. Batman: Year One, by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli.
  11. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde.
  12. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.
  13. The Rake, by Mary Jo Putney.
  14. Justice League Dark, v.02: The Books of Magic, by Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin.



  1. How Literature Saved My Life, by David Shields.
  2. The Final Solution, by Michael Chabon.
  3. Batman: The Man Who Laughs, by Ed Brubaker and Doug Mahnke.
  4. My Education, by Susan Choi.
  5. S., by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst.
  6. The Batman Vault, by Robert Greenberger.
  7. Longitude, by Dava Sobel.
  8. The Dinner, by Herman Koch; translated by Sam Garrett.
  9. Batman: The Long Halloween, by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale.
  10. The Sum of All Kisses, by Julia Quinn.



  1. Slightly Dangerous, by Mary Balogh.
  2. Bark, by Lorrie Moore.
  3. The Martian, by Andy Weir.
  4. A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson.
  5. Seven Soldiers of Victory v.01, by Grant Morrison.
  6. Seven Soldiers of Victory v.02, by Grant Morrison.
  7. Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, by Marjorie M. Liu.
  8. Vicious, by V.E. Schwab.



  1. Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill.
  2. Romancing the Duke, by Tessa Dare.
  3. An Unsuitable Bride, by Jane Feather.
  4. Kiss Me, Annabel, by Eloisa James.



  1. Batman: Haunted Knight, by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale.
  2. A Sport and a Pastime, by James Salter.
  3. Paris Trance, by Geoff Dyer.
  4. Seducing an Angel, by Mary Balogh.
  5. American Vampire vol. 01, by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque.
  6. Philosophy in the Boudoir, by Marquis de Sade; translated by Joachim Neugroschel.
  7. Batwoman: Elegy, by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III.
  8. Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, by Lorrie Moore.
  9. Midnight’s Wild Passion, by Anna Campbell.



  1. The Library of Unrequited Love, by Sophie Divry; translated by Sîan Reynolds.
  2. Tampa, by Alisa Nutting.
  3. I’ll Be Right There, by Kyung-Sook Shin; translated by Sora Kim-Russell.
  4. The Blazing World, by Siri Hustvedt.
  5. Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion.
  6. A Worldly Country, by John Ashbery.
  7. Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger.
  8. Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King.
  9. The Giver, by Lois Lowry.
  10. Love Letters, Lost, by Babbette Hines.
  11. Bibliolepsy, by Gina Apostol.
  12. The Painted Veil, by W. Somerset Maugham.
  13. The Old Child and The Book of Words, by Jenny Erpenbeck; translated by Susan Bernofsky.
  14. Appetites: Why Women Want, by Caroline Knapp.
  15. Prosperous Friends, by Christine Schutt.
  16. Reportage on Lovers, by Quijano de Manila (Nick Joaquin).



  1. The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith.



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