Most interesting books of 2014
Best Books 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards
My Favorite Books of 2014!
2014 Rules & Eligibility
For us, was a year of reading insatiably, like most years prior. We tore through feverish, experimental stories and enjoyed science fiction that overturned the genre's conventions. But more than anything, we savored simply told, affecting narratives. These are the books we liked best this year:. It just took me pages. Meanwhile, James balances an absurdly complex array of plot strands, each one subtly and deftly crafted. A Brief History requires a real time investment, but it will reward the committed reader.
Impressively, it is also a vastly entertaining feat of storytelling. Wry and devastating in equal measure, the novel is a cracked mirror that throws light in every direction on music and literature; science and philosophy; marriage and motherhood and infidelity; and especially love and the grueling rigors of domestic life. In , the anthropologist Margaret Mead took a field trip to the Sepik River in New Guinea with her second husband; they met and collaborated with the man who would become her third. King has taken the known details of that actual event and created this exquisite novel, her fourth, about the rewards and disappointments of intellectual ambition and physical desire. The result is an intelligent, sensual tale told with a suitable mix of precision and heat.
If you want an easy read pick up a Harry Potter. If you want writing that dazzles, challenges, befuddles and scintillates, pick up Esquire contributing editor Will Self 's novel-cum-stream of consciousness, loosely based on the true story of US sailors torpedoed in the Pacific and left for shark bait. Having given us a glimpse into the collective mind through the drudgery of office life in Then We Came to the End , Joshua Ferris gives us an existential crisis in a dentist's office, with a bit of contemporary identity theft thrown in for free, in this Booker-shortlisted novel.
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Our Guide To 2014s Great Reads
Favorite Books of 2015!
The Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 03, Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book see eligibility below. The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted. The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote! Books published in the United States in English, including works in translation and other significant rereleases, between November 17, , and November 15, , are eligible for the Goodreads Choice Awards.
W e asked you to nominate your favourite books of and here, in no particular order, are the results - the 10 books that attracted the most consensus. A story that begins with the simple premise of a mother and daughter taking in paying guests to help with financial difficulties. It turns into a page-turning extraordinary thriller. Waters describes housework, lesbian sexuality among ordinary people, and untold class and money issues created by the first world war and its aftermath. Who could make up a story as interesting and moving as this? It is suspenseful, sometimes chilling, humane and wise. And, it has the funniest anecdote about computers and lost passwords which tops all yours!