It is December and it is time to find out new book recommendations, such as the ones listed below:
1. Welcome to the Globe’s annual list representing a whole year’s worth of reading and reviewing. Browse our critics’ top picks for children, teens, and adults, for fans of fiction and nonfiction, lovers of sports and thrillers, devotees of poetry and all things New England. You may even spot a holiday gift idea or two.
2. Each November, our reviews editors look back at the nearly 9,000 titles we reviewed over the course of the year and pick favorites in several categories: fiction, poetry, mystery/thriller, SF/fantasy/horror, romance/erotica, comics, picture books, middle grade, and young adult. From those long-lists, the editors choose an overall top 10, including five each of the year’s best fiction and nonfiction titles.
3. The must-read novels and short story collections released in 2014 so far. Updated weekly.
4. For us, 2014 was a year of reading insatiably, like most years prior. We tore through feverish, experimental stories and enjoyed science fiction that overturned the genre’s conventions. But more than anything, we savored simply told, affecting narratives.