100 books you need to read

    says ‘the new york times.’

    by · 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

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    All Our Names by Dinaw MengestuAll The Birds, Singing by Evie WyldAll The Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrAmerican Innovations by Rivka GalchenThe Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher: Stories by Hilary MantelThe Ballad of a Small Player by Lawrence OsborneBark: Stories By Lorrie MooreThe Blazing World by Siri HustvedtThe Bone Clocks by David MitchellThe Book Of Strange New Things by Michel FaberThe Book Of Unknown Americans by Cristina HenríquezBoy, Snow, Bird by Helen OyeyemiA Brief History Of Seven Killings by Marlon JamesCan’t And Won’t by Lydia DavisThe Cold Song by Linn UllmannColorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage by Haruki MurakamiDept. Of Speculation by Jenny OffillThe Dog by Joseph O’NeillEuphoria by Lily KingEverything I Never Told You by Celeste NgF by Daniel KehlmannFaithful And Virtuous Night by Louise GlückFamily Life by Akhil SharmaFourth Of July Creek by Smith HendersonA Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBrideI Pity The Poor Immigrant by Zachary LazarThe Laughing Monsters by Denis JohnsonLena Finkle’s Magic Barrel written and illustrated by Anya UlinichLet Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book by Richard FordLila by Marilynne RobinsonLovers At The Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine ProseThe Magician’s Land by Lev GrossmanThe Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami|Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals by Patricia LockwoodMy Struggle. Book 3: Boyhood by Karl Ove KnausgaardThe Narrow Road To The Deep North by Richard FlanaganNora Webster by Colm ToibinPanic In A Suitcase by Yelena AkhtiorskayaThe Paying Guests by Sarah WatersThe Poetry Of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 selected by Glyn MaxwellRedeployment by Phil KlayRemember Me Like This by Bret Anthony JohnstonA Replacement Life by Boris FishmanSong Of The Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen10:04 by Ben LernerThirty Girls by Susan MinotThose Who Leave And Those Who Stay: Book 3, The Neapolitan Novels: “Middle Time.” by Elena FerranteThe Wallcreeper by Nell ZinkWe Are Not Ourselves by Matthew ThomasWhen Mystical Creatures Attack! by Kathleen FoundsNONFICTIONAmerican Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell by Deborah SolomonBeing Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End by Atul GawandeBuilding A Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (And How To Teach It To Everyone) by Elizabeth GreenCan’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? written and illustrated by Roz ChastChina’s Second Continent: How A Million Migrants Are Building A New Empire In Africa by Howard W. FrenchCubed: A Secret History Of The Workplace by Nikil SavalDeep Down Dark: The Untold Stories Of 33 Men Buried In A Chilean Mine, And The Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor TobarDemon Camp: A Soldier’s Exorcism by Jennifer PercyDuty: Memoirs Of A Secretary At War by Robert M. GatesDying Every Day: Seneca At The Court Of Nero by James RommEichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life Of A Mass Murderer by Bettina StangnethElephant Company: The Inspiring Story Of An Unlikely Hero And The Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives In World War II by Vicki Constantine CrokeEmbattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis As Commander In Chief by James M. McphersonThe Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie JamisonFactory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — And Helped Save An American Town by Beth MacyThe Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, The Brontës, And The Importance Of Handbags by Daphne MerkinFire Shut Up In My Bones: A Memoir by Charles M. BlowForcing The Spring: Inside The Fight For Marriage Equality by Jo BeckerGandhi Before India by Ramachandra GuhaGeek Sublime: The Beauty Of Code, The Code Of Beauty by Vikram ChandraHotel Florida: Truth, Love, And Death In The Spanish Civil War by Amanda VaillThe Human Age: The World Shaped By Us by Diane AckermanThe Invisible Bridge: The Fall Of Nixon And The Rise Of Reagan by Rick PerlsteinThe Invisible Front: Love And Loss In An Era Of Endless War by Yochi DreazenThe Invisible History Of The Human Race: How Dna And History Shape Our Identities And Our Futures by Christine KenneallyJust Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption by Bryan StevensonLIMONOV by Emmanuel Carrère, translated by John LambertLittle Failure: A Memoir by Gary ShteyngartThe Madwoman In The Volvo: My Year Of Raging Hormones by Sandra Tsing LohNAPOLEON: A Life by Andrew RobertsNo Good Men Among The Living: America, The Taliban, And The War Through Afghan Eyes by Anand GopalNot I: Memoirs Of A German Childhood by Joachim Fest, translated By Martin ChalmersOn Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula BissOn The Run: Fugitive Life In An American City by Alice Goffman100 Essays I Don’t Have Time To Write: On Umbrellas And Sword Fights, Parades And Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, And Theater by Sarah RuhlPay Any Price: Greed, Power, And Endless War by James RisenPenelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione LeePro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha PollittThe Short And Tragic Life Of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark For The Ivy League by Jeff HobbsThe Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth KolbertA Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby And The Great Betrayal by Ben MacintyreStuff Matters: Exploring The Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark MiodownikThe Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana GoldsteinThirteen Days In September: Carter, Begin, And Sadat At Camp David by Lawrence WrightThis Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate by Naomi KleinThrown by Kerry HowleyThe Trip To Echo Spring: On Writers And Drinking by Olivia LaingThe True American: Murder And Mercy In Texas by Anand GiridharadasWorld Order by Henry Kissinger

    (via The New York Times)

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