100 books you need to read

    says 'the new york times.'

    by jackie yaeger · December 02, 2014

    With "Best of 2014" lists popping up everywhere, we've been completely obsessing over the ones that feature rad reads. We know that you've got at least one favorite book that came out this year, too.

    Instead of the best books of the year, though, we have to thank The New York Times for their killer list of 100 Notable Books from 2014. Find the entire list below and check the gallery for the three we loved most! Looks like your holiday wishlist just got 100 times longer.

    *All books selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review


    All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
    All The Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
    All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    American Innovations by Rivka Galchen
    The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher: Stories by Hilary Mantel
    The Ballad of a Small Player by Lawrence Osborne
    Bark: Stories By Lorrie Moore
    The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
    The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
    The Book Of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
    The Book Of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
    Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
    A Brief History Of Seven Killings by Marlon James
    Can’t And Won’t by Lydia Davis
    The Cold Song by Linn Ullmann
    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
    Dept. Of Speculation by Jenny Offill
    The Dog by Joseph O’Neill
    Euphoria by Lily King
    Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
    F by Daniel Kehlmann
    Faithful And Virtuous Night by Louise Glück
    Family Life by Akhil Sharma
    Fourth Of July Creek by Smith Henderson
    A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
    I Pity The Poor Immigrant by Zachary Lazar
    The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson
    Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel written and illustrated by Anya Ulinich
    Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book by Richard Ford
    Lila by Marilynne Robinson
    Lovers At The Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose
    The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
    The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami|
    Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals by Patricia Lockwood
    My Struggle. Book 3: Boyhood by Karl Ove Knausgaard
    The Narrow Road To The Deep North by Richard Flanagan
    Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
    Panic In A Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya
    The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
    The Poetry Of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 selected by Glyn Maxwell
    Redeployment by Phil Klay
    Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston
    A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman
    Song Of The Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen
    10:04 by Ben Lerner
    Thirty Girls by Susan Minot
    Those Who Leave And Those Who Stay: Book 3, The Neapolitan Novels: “Middle Time.” by Elena Ferrante
    The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink
    We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
    When Mystical Creatures Attack! by Kathleen Founds


    American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon
    Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End by Atul Gawande
    Building A Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (And How To Teach It To Everyone) by Elizabeth Green
    Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? written and illustrated by Roz Chast
    China’s Second Continent: How A Million Migrants Are Building A New Empire In Africa by Howard W. French
    Cubed: A Secret History Of The Workplace by Nikil Saval
    Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories Of 33 Men Buried In A Chilean Mine, And The Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar
    Demon Camp: A Soldier’s Exorcism by Jennifer Percy
    Duty: Memoirs Of A Secretary At War by Robert M. Gates
    Dying Every Day: Seneca At The Court Of Nero by James Romm
    Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life Of A Mass Murderer by Bettina Stangneth
    Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story Of An Unlikely Hero And The Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives In World War II by Vicki Constantine Croke
    Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis As Commander In Chief by James M. Mcpherson
    The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison
    Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — And Helped Save An American Town by Beth Macy
    The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, The Brontës, And The Importance Of Handbags by Daphne Merkin
    Fire Shut Up In My Bones: A Memoir by Charles M. Blow
    Forcing The Spring: Inside The Fight For Marriage Equality by Jo Becker
    Gandhi Before India by Ramachandra Guha
    Geek Sublime: The Beauty Of Code, The Code Of Beauty by Vikram Chandra
    Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, And Death In The Spanish Civil War by Amanda Vaill
    The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us by Diane Ackerman
    The Invisible Bridge: The Fall Of Nixon And The Rise Of Reagan by Rick Perlstein
    The Invisible Front: Love And Loss In An Era Of Endless War by Yochi Dreazen
    The Invisible History Of The Human Race: How Dna And History Shape Our Identities And Our Futures by Christine Kenneally
    Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
    LIMONOV by Emmanuel Carrère, translated by John Lambert
    Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart
    The Madwoman In The Volvo: My Year Of Raging Hormones by Sandra Tsing Loh
    NAPOLEON: A Life by Andrew Roberts
    No Good Men Among The Living: America, The Taliban, And The War Through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
    Not I: Memoirs Of A German Childhood by Joachim Fest, translated By Martin Chalmers
    On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
    On The Run: Fugitive Life In An American City by Alice Goffman
    100 Essays I Don’t Have Time To Write: On Umbrellas And Sword Fights, Parades And Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, And Theater by Sarah Ruhl
    Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, And Endless War by James Risen
    Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee
    Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt
    The Short And Tragic Life Of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark For The Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs
    The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
    A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby And The Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre
    Stuff Matters: Exploring The Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik
    The Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein
    Thirteen Days In September: Carter, Begin, And Sadat At Camp David by Lawrence Wright
    This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein
    Thrown by Kerry Howley
    The Trip To Echo Spring: On Writers And Drinking by Olivia Laing
    The True American: Murder And Mercy In Texas by Anand Giridharadas
    World Order by Henry Kissinger

    (via The New York Times)

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