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8/12/14

This month we look back at some of the year's best books, including our Goodreads Choice Awards winners and finalists!


Anthony Doerr

The Goodreads Choice Winnerfor Best Historical Fiction talks about his World War II tale, All the Light We Cannot See, which took ten years to write.

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Liane Moriarty

Death, secrets, and schoolyard power play are in the mix in her suspenseful sixth novel, Big Little Lies, aGoodreads Choice Finalist forBest Fiction.

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Pierce Brown

At just 26, this Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Debut Authorhas struck gold with Red Rising, the first installment of a dystopian trilogy set on Mars.

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BEST BOOKS OF 2014

Announcing the 2014 Winners!

The readers have spoken—with a record 3.3 million votes cast in the 6th annualGoodreads Choice Awards! Check out the winners in 20 categories, and don't forget to stuff your to-read list with the best books of the year. You can view the full results to see all the champions and runners-up for Best Fiction, Mystery, Humor, Young Adult Fantasy, Romance, Nonfiction, and more.

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GOOD MINDS SUGGEST

E. Lockhart's Favorite YA Novels for Readers of All Ages

Not just for teens! Try these recs from the author of We Were Liars, the Choice Winner for Young Adult Fiction.

 

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David Lebovitz's Favorite Cookbooks

The author of My Paris Kitchen, aChoice Finalist for Best Food & Cookbooks, offers some mouth-watering picks.

 

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BEST BOOKS OF THE MONTH

How to Be Both

Two interconnected narratives—one the story of a modern-day teenager, the other of an Italian Renaissance painter—combine in this inventive novel to create a consuming consideration of life, art, time, truth, and fiction.

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Pioneer Girl

A treasure trove of new details about the life and experiences of Little House on the Prairiecreator Laura Ingalls Wilder and her pioneer family is offered in this book, edited by an award-winning Wilder biographer.

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Moriarty

The second volume by the British author to reanimate the world of Sherlock Holmes created by Arthur Conan Doyle, this new mystery takes up after Holmes's fateful struggle with nemesis Professor Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls.

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Countdown to Zero Day

An in-depth and suspenseful examination of how Stuxnet, the world's first digital weapon, was created, launched, and ultimately exposed after sabotaging Iran's nuclear program four years ago.

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The Boston Girl

by Anita Diamant (Goodreads Author)

An 85-year-old relates her life story to her granddaughter in this coming-of-age story: growing up in early-20th-century Boston as the daughter of Jewish immigrants, seeking love and adventure in a rapidly evolving world.

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No Place to Fall

by Jaye Robin Brown (Goodreads Author)

Amber Vaughn, 16, is a gifted singer living in a small town with her dysfunctional family in this vibrant, music-filled debut for teens. She dreams of escaping and embarks on a journey of unsettling discoveries to find her voice.

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