Best Books of 2014

It’s that time of the year again. No, we’re not talking about candy canes and shopping and all that. It’s time for all the “best of the year” lists that always pop up in December.

If you’re like me, you want to see if your favorite reads of 2014 made any of the lists. One problem, though, is that I always end up jotting down titles of way too many books to add to my “to read” list. Does this happen to you, too?

Let’s take a look at a few of the “Best Books” lists.


From the New York Times Book Review, here’s their 10 best.

(By the way, a personal ‘thumbs up’ for All the Light We Cannot See.)

Want more? Here’s their 100 Notable Books of 2014


NPR has a great selection of their 2014 staff picks of best books that even allows you to filter by your reading interests.

(Added to my “to read” list: The Paying Guests, Some Luck, Brown Girl Dreaming.)


Time Magazine has lists of 10 Best Fiction Books, 10 Best Nonfiction Books, and 10 Best Young Adult Books.

(I keep reading good things about Station Eleven. Another “to read”?)


Entertainment Weekly has a 10 Best Fiction Books of 2014.

Finally, as an antidote to all the best books lists, Entertainment Weekly also provides us with a 5 Worst Books of 2014 list.

(I have to stick up for The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, though. It was one of my favorite reads of the year.)

So what made your own personal “Best Books of 2014” list?

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