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 longlists, the editors choose an overall top 10, including five each of the year’s best fiction and nonfiction titles. This year, our cover author is Marlon James. His epic novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, takes us to his native Jamaica and reveals its rocky past. Read on for the very best 2014 had to offer.
See all the nominated books here.