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Washington Post's Ten Best of 2014

The Washington Post announced a slew of Best of 2014 lists, including the top 50 in fiction and nonfiction, along with notable standouts for romance, mystery-thriller, science fiction & fantasy, and graphic novels. Their top ten books include Booker winner Richard Flanagan's THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH and…

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Holiday Picks From Barnes & Noble; Governor General's Awards; and More

The Governor General's Literary Award announced winners in a number of categories this morning, with THE BACK OF THE TURTLE by Thomas King taking the prize for fiction and THE END OF ABSENCE by Michael Harris winning for nonfiction. Barnes & Noble announced its top books for the holiday season…

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Awards and More: Giller, Waterstones' Candidates, Etc.

Sean Michaels' debut novel US CONDUCTORS won Canada's Giller Prize Monday night, surpassing heavy favorite Miriam Toews and becoming only the second debut novelist to win the Giller. The book was by Random House Canada and in the US by Tin House Books. Michaels receives $100,000 (CA) as part of the expanded prize…

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Amazon Picks Top Books, Naming Ng's "Sleeper" Novel As Top Pick

Amazon published their lists of best books of the year, including their top 100 titles, and 10 favorites, plus "editor's picks" across 20 categories. Hachette Book Group lands just four titles on Amazon's top 100, and all four are the only hardcovers offered at full retail price, without any discount.…

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Hudson Booksellers Picks Doerr, and More

Hudson Booksellers released their annual lists of top books, picking Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See as their "book of the year." Rounding out their top 10 for fiction are: Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan Wolf in White, John Darnielle Stone Mattress, Margaret Atwood Bird…

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PW's Top 10 Books

PW published their annual list of the 10 best books of the year, a selection that includes three works in translation: Nonfiction On Immunity: An Inoculation, Eula Biss (Graywolf) Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, Lawrence Wright (Knopf) Limonov, Emmanuel Carrère, trans. by John Lambert…

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Advance Look: NYT's Top 10 Picture Books for 2014, and Goodread's It Book Search

The New York Times Book Review announced its list of the year's 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books, though they will not be featured in print until the November 19 issue. Their picks are: Draw!, written and illustrated by Raul Colon (Simon & Schuster) Shackleton's Journey, written and illustrated by William Grill (Flying…

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An Early Start to the "Best of" Lists

It's hard to believe, but the "best books of 2014" lists have already started. Perhaps looking to get the jump on PW -- which always likes to go early at the beginning of November -- Library Journal has posted their reviewers' top 10, along with "more of the best" and…

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The Book(s) of the Year

With picks aggregated from a total of 58 sources in all, the clear consensus for the 2013 "book of the year" has ended in...a tie. George Saunders' TENTH OF DECEMBER and Donna Tartt's THE GOLDFINCH stood well above all others in the final count, each garnering 25 picks. (That ties…

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The Updated Top 10 Books of the Year

Usually we don't consider our tabulation of the year's best books over until the beginning of January since the lists keep coming until then. But here is our latest weekly update of the Best of the Best of 2013, to fuel some final holiday shopping ideas. As often happens, the…

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