The Best Books I Read In 2014

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Look, I know the year isn’t finished yet and I’m still racing towards trying to finish 100 books before December 31st is out, but after all the reviewing this year the least I can do is give you a few ideas in one place in case you’re buying books for others or you get a book token yourself.

I haven’t included classic books I’ve read this year, merely those from the last couple of years or so.

They’re ordered by category, just in case certain genres aren’t your thing. Click on each title to see the full review from earlier in the year.

Enjoy 🙂

Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun

The Quick by Lauren Owen

The Three by Sarah Lotz

The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August by Claire North

From Out Of The City by John Kelly

The Bees by Laline Paull

Sand by Hugh Howey

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel



Quiet – The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

David And Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

The News – A User’s Manual by Alain De Botton

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris

Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

The Shallows by Nicholas Carr

No Place To Hide by Glenn Greenwald

Detroit – An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell

Too Much Information by Dave Gorman

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

So, Anyway… by John Cleese



The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent

Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye

Levels Of Life by Julian Barnes

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

Munich Airport by Greg Baxter

The Zone Of Interest by Martin Amis

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years Of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Time Present And Time Past by Deirdre Madden

Perfidia by James Ellroy

Strange Weather In Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

Us by David Nicholls

To Rise Again At A Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris

The Undertaking by Audrey Magee