The Relentless Reader Presents: The Best Books of 2014

I’m sure you’re all dying to read yet another list of favorite books! Mine is short and sweet, I promise.
Oh, 2014. What a strange year you were. I went through numerous reading slumps. My blog suffered greatly from a lack of time, a lack of attention, and a touch of the lazies. Will I do better in 2015? I certainly hope so! 
I’ve chosen favorites in three categories: Fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. (I believe graphic novels deserve their own category, don’t you?) 
While I call 2014 a weird reading year I really did read some wonderful books. Here are my faves:


Favorite Fiction

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle by Gabrielle Zevin
Favorite Nonfiction
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Dr. Mutter’s Marvels by Cristin  O’Keefe Aptowicz
Favorite Graphic Novels:

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
Have you read any of these? What were some of your favorites this year? Let me know! 

39 thoughts on “The Relentless Reader Presents: The Best Books of 2014

  1. Oh yes Monika, can't wait to see what you have to say! I'm saving it for July. Mine is the copy of my student who passed away, so I'm going to read it on the one year mark to remember her by. The humor and wit I've seen glancing through it are just like her personality, which is probably why she loved the book so much.

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  2. I love these lists! 🙂 I really want to read Dept. of Speculation & The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Both sound good.My husband read Hyperbole and a Half and is trying to get me to read it. I really should. It seems to be quite popular. I hope you have a great New Year, Jennifer.

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  3. I love the year end fav lists – really helps me narrow down what I \”must\” read. Because, sadly, there's not enough time to read all of the books!

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