The “best books of the year” lists will be coming thick and fast. I’ll try to keep up with them here.
It’s been a year of calls to action. Naomi Klein tackled climate change, Owen Jones got to grips with class politics, and Russell Brand preached revolution. Writers from Hilary Mantel to Lena Dunham recommend the titles that leaped out at them this year.
From the U. K.’s The Guardian.
From Britain’s brilliantly inventive Ali Smith to America’s master storyteller Richard Ford, from Michael Lewis’s cautionary tale of Wall Street renegades to Henry Marsh’s candid account of neurosurgery, writers, our critics and others pick their favourite reads of 2014. Plus, what they hope to find under the Christmas tree.
A companion piece to the one above.
The Amazon-owned site says that 3,317,504 votes were cast in this compilation of readers’ favorite books in 20 categories.
Editors at Huffington Post discuss their choices.
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.