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Best Books of 2014 Lists

Here you’ll find a collection of links to various ‘Best Books of 2014’ lists featuring titles we’ve published this year. This post will be updated regularly.

Age: Australian Writers Pick the Best Books of 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief, Ron Rash, J. M. Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus, Sophie Cunningham's Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy, Simon Barnard's A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land, Clare Wright's The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, Elizabeth Harrower's The Watch Tower and In Certain Circles, and Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend)

Age: The Top 10 Books of 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief and Mark Henshaw's The Snow Kimono)

ALPHA reader: Favourite Books of 2014
(including Paula Weston's Shimmer, Diana Sweeney's The Minnow and Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

Amazon: Best Books of 2014 (Non-Fiction)
(including Carl Hoffman's Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art)

Amazon: Best Books of 2014 (teen and young adult)
(including Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

Amazon: Best Books of 2014 (kindle format)
(including Carl Hoffman's Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art and Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman)

Amazon: Best Books of 2014 (print format)
(including Carl Hoffman's Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art and Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman)

Angela Savage: Top 10 Crime Reads 2014
(including Jock Serong's Quota)

Ask Forgiveness: A Best of the Year Books List
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering)

Atlantic: The Best Book I Read This Year
(including David Levithan's The Lover's Dictionary)

Australian: Authors and Critics Select Their Best Books of the Year
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, Helen Garner's This House of Grief, Gerald Murnane's The Plains, Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman, Cory Taylor's My Beautiful Enemy and Me and Mr Booker,  Wayne Macauley's Demons, Mark Henshaw's The Snow Kimono, Garry Disher's Bitter Wash Road, A. J. Betts' Zac & Mia and Sophie Cunningham's Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy)

Australian Financial Review: The Best 20 Books of 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief, named Book of the Year)

Barnes and Noble: The Best Things They Read in 2014
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering and Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me)

Better Reading: Susan Wyndham's Books of the Year
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief,  Elizabeth Harrower's In Certain Circles and Mark Henshaw's The Snow Kimono)

Bill Gates: The Best Books I Read in 2014
(including Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Effect)

BlogHer: 2014's Best Book Club Picks
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Book Depository: Best Fiction of 2014
(including Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Effect and Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Book Depository: Best General Non-Fiction of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Book Depository: Best Children's Books of 2014
(including Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

Book Riot: The Best Books of 2014
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Book Riot: Great Big Guide to 2014's Must-Read Books from Indie Presses
(including Adam Mansbach's You Have to F**king Eat, Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, Eula Biss's On Immunity and Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering)

The Bookbag: Top Ten Books for Confident Readers 2014
(including Crystal Chan's Bird)

The Bookbag: Top Ten Teen Books of 2014
(including Alyssa Brugman's Alex as Well)

BookBub: The Best Books of 2014 (YA)
(including Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

BookBub: The Best Books of 2014 (The Ultimate List)
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

BookPage: Best Books of 2014
(including Rebecca Mead's The Road to Middlemarch)

Books on the Park: The Best Books We Read in 2014
(including Nicolas Rothwell's Belomor and Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Bookworld: Top 10 Crime & Thriller Books of 2014
(including Stephen Orr's One Boy Missing)

Bookworld: Top 10 Young Adult  Books of 2014
(including Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

Bookworld: Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief and Sian Prior's Shy)

Boston Globe: The Best Books of 2014
(including Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman and Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Brooklyn Magazine: The Year in Great Sentences
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering)

Bustle: The Top 25 Young Adult Novels of 2014
(including Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

Bustle: 11 Non-Fiction Books of 2014 that Shaped the Way We See the World
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Buzzfeed: 32 of the Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2014
(including Jesse Ball's Silence Once Begun and Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, the latter designed by our own W. H. Chong)

Buzzfeed: The 24 Best Fiction Books of 2014
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Buzzfeed: The 28 Best Books by Women in 2014
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Cheshire Library: Librarians Pick Their Favourite Books of 2014
(including Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project)

Chicago Public Library: Best Books of 2014—Top Ten
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Chicago Public Library: Best Books of 2014—More Fiction
(including Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Chicago Tribune: Printer's Row Picks, Best Books of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity and Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Christchurch City Libraries: Roberta's Best Reads of 2014
(including Herman Koch's The Dinner)

Christchurch City Libraries: Bibliobishi’s 2014 Reading Favourites
(including Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project and David Levithan's Every Day)

Christian Science Monitor: 10 Best Fiction Books of 2014
(including Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman)

Dymocks: Best Books of 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief and Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Effect)

Electric Literature: 25 Best Novels of 2014
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Entertainment Weekly: 10 Best Non-Fiction Books of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Entropy: Best of 2014, Non-Fiction Books
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering)

Fiction Advocate: 10 Best Books of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Flavorwire: 2014's Best Indie Fiction and Poetry Books
(including Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing and Adam Mansbach's You Have to F**king Eat)

Flavorwire: 2014's Best Novels
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing and Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Flavorwire: Best Non-Fiction Books 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Gawker Review of Books: The Best Books to Give This Holiday Season
(including Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend)

Globe and Mail: The Best Books of 2014
(including Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing and Rebecca Mead's The Road to Middlemarch)

Globe and Mail: Our Favourite Books of the Year that We Didn't Review
(including Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay and Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Goodreads: Best Young Adult Fiction 2014
(including Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

Guardian: Writers Pick the Best Books of 2014
(including Rana Dasgupta's Capital: A Portrait of Twenty-First Century Delhi, Paul Ewen's Francis Plug: How to Be a Public Author and Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Guardian: The Best Fiction of 2014
(including Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Guardian Australia: Best Books of 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief, Mark Henshaw's The Snow Kimono, Clare Wright's The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka and Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman)

Huffington Post: The Best Books of 2014
(including Rebecca Mead's The Road to Middlemarch)

Huffington Post Canada: The Best Books of 2014, According to Canada's Biggest Booksellers
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity, Carl Hoffman's Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art and Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Effect)

Huffington Post UK: Best Books of 2014
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

I'd Rather Be Reading: Best of 2014 (Debuts)
(including Robin Sloan's Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore)

Indigo: Best Books of 2014
(including Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Effect and Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Irish Times: Eileen Battersby's Books of 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief)

Irish Times: Best Books of 2014 for Children and Young Adults
(including Alyssa Brugman's Alex as Well)

Kansas City Star: 100 Best Books of 2014
(including Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman)

Kirkus: Best Fiction Books of 2014
(including Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman, Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing and Tom Rachman's The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

Kirkus: Best Non-Fiction Books of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity, Carl Hoffman's Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art and Rebecca Mead's The Road to Middlemarch)

LA Times: David L. Ulin's Best Books of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Largehearted Boy: Favourite Novels of 2014
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Library Journal: Best Books of 2014
(including Rebecca Mead's The Road to Middlemarch and Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

LibraryReads: Librarians Pick Their Favourite Books of 2014
(including Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project)

Maisonneuve: Best Books of 2014
(including Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

The Millions: A Year in Reading (Isaac Fitzgerald)
(including Kelly Link's Get in Trouble)

The Millions: A Year in Reading (Jess Walter)
(including Rebecca Lee's Bobcat and Other Stories)

The Millions: A Year in Reading (Leslie Jamison)
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering)

The Millions: A Year in Reading (Mark O'Connell)
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

The Millions: A Year in Reading (Janet Potter)
(including Geoff Dyer's Another Great Day at Sea)

The Millions: A Year in Reading (Tobias Carroll)
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering)

The Millions: A Year in Reading (Molly Antropol)
(including Rebecca Lee's Bobcat and Other Stories and Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering)

New Daily: Ultimate Christmas Books Gift Guide
(including Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Effect and Helen Garner's This House of Grief )

New Daily: Top 10 Books of 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief , Jesse Ball's Silence Once Begun and Paul Ewen's Francis Plug: How to Be a Public Author)

New Statesman: Books of the Year
(including Elizabeth Harrower's In Certain Circles, Paul Ewen's Francis Plug: How to Be a Public Author, Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels and Tony Taylor's Fishing the River of Time)

New York Public Library: Best Books for Teens 2014
(including Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2014
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay and Eula Biss's On Immunity)

New York Times: Notable Children's Books of 2014
(including Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

New York Times: The 10 Best Books of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

New York Times: 15 Columnists Share Their Favourite Reading Experience of 2014
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering)

New York Times: The Best Book Covers of 2014
(including Jesse Ball's Silence Once Begun and Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, the latter designed by our own W. H. Chong)

New Zealand Listener: The 100 Best Books of 2014
(including Nic Low's Arms Race, Paul Ewen's Francis Plug: How to Be a Public Author, Herman Koch's Summer House with Swimming Pool, Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Geoff Dyer's Another Great Day at Sea and Rebecca Mead's The Road to Middlemarch)

New Zealand Listener: The 50 Best Children's Books of 2014
(including Crystal Chan's Bird and Diana Sweeney's The Minnow)

News from Nowhere: Recommended Books for Yuletide 2014
(including Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effectand Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Newsday: Best Books of 2014
(including Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman and Eula Biss's On Immunity)

NPR: Best Books of 2014
(including Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman, Tom Rachman's The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering and Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Omnivoracious: Laura Lippman's Favourite Reads of 2014
(including Gabriel Roth's The Unknowns)

Powell's Books: Best Fiction of 2014
(including Elizabeth Harrower's In Certain Circles and Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman)

Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 2014
(including Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay and Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Publishers Weekly: Best Fiction of 2014
(including Herman Koch's Summer House with Swimming Pool, Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing and Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Publishers Weekly: Best Non-Fiction of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Publishers Weekly: Best Young Adult Books of 2014
(including Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

Publishers Weekly: PW's Top Authors Pick Their Favourite Books
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering)

Readings: The Best Fiction Books of 2014
(including Wayne Macauley's Demons)

Readings: The Best Non-Fiction Books of 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief)

Readings: Five Young Adult Books that I Couldn't Put Down This Year
(including Rebecca Lim's The Astrologer's Daughter)

Readings: The Books by Women We Read in 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief and Sian Prior's Shy)

Readings: Our Favourite Book Covers of 2014
(including Rebecca Lee's Bobcat and Other Stories)

Refinery29: Best Literary Moments of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

San Francisco Chronicle: Gift Book Guide
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering and Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

School Library Journal: Best Books 2014, Young Adult
(including Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

Seattle Times: Best Books of 2014
(including  Tom Rachman's The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

Slate: Best Books 2014
(including Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Slate Book Review: Best Books 2014
(including Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Slate: The 22 Best Lines of 2014
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Slate: Dan Kois' 15 Favourite Books of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity)

Slaughterhouse 90210: My Favourite Books of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity and Jesse Ball's Silence Once Begun)

Telegraph: Best Books of 2014
(including Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing and Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Telegraph: The Best Young Adult Books of 2014
(including Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory)

Three Percent: Daniel Medin's Best Translated Book Award Favourites Fall 2014
(including Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Three Percent: Fifty Books in Translation from Fifty Presses
(including Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Time Out New York: The 10 Best Books of 2014
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering, Eula Biss's On Immunity and Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

The Times Literary Supplement: Books of the Year
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn: A Year of Favourites (Jason Diamond)
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn: A Year of Favourites (Jen Vafidis)
(including Charles D'Ambrosio's Loitering and Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Vulture: The 10 Best Books of 2014
(including Eula Biss's On Immunity and Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Wall Street Journal: Best Books of 2014
(including Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman and Elena Ferrante's Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay)

Wall Street Journal: Who Read What in 2014
(including Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Effect)

Washington Post: The Top 50 Fiction Books for 2014
(including Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman and Kenneth Mackenzie's The Young Desire It)

Washington Post: 50 Notable Works of Non-Fiction
(including Carl Hoffman's Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art)

Waterstones: Author's Books of the Year 2014
(including Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project and Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being)

Wheeler Centre: Favourite Books of 2014
(including Helen Garner's This House of Grief, Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend and Sian Prior's Shy)

Wired: The 9 Best Books Made into Films in 2014
(including Ron Rash's Serena)

Words of Mystery: Favourite Books of 2014
(including Paula Weston's Haze)

7:30 Bookclub: Best Picks 2014
(including Herman Koch's Summer House with Swimming Pool)