2014’s 10 Best Works of Fiction So Far


Every Day Is for the Thief, Teju Cole

We’ve been waiting anxiously for a new book by Teju Cole since 2011’s Open City, and this small novel — originally published in Nigeria in 2007 — delivered. The story of a young Nigerian man visiting his home after a period of living in America, it paints an unforgettable portrait of Lagos through the eyes of Cole’s narrator that’s worth reading more than once.