Friday, December 19, 2014

The best books of 2014 list of lists

There are many best of 2014 book lists getting around at the moment so we have gathered a few to compare. The best of course is our Boroondara Library Service staff favourites as chosen by our library staff for the best adult, junior and YA reads.

For the rest you can’t beat the Goodreads people’s choice awards 2014 for a range of genres as voted by readers from around the world. Our friends at local booksellers Readings also have some great suggestions across all ages and genres.

In the news, some good lists to check out are from Huffington postPublisher’s Weekly and for Australian reads try Sydney Morning Herald’s top books chosen by Australia writers or try the Guardian best Australian books.

The annual Australian Women’s Writers challenge is the place to go for the best of Australian women authors. Here you will find many reviews written by readers throughout the year. Get on board for 2015 and set you own Australian women writers challenge to find some wonderful local authors.

For non-fiction lovers there is the Washington Post notable non-fiction or a list of the best from Time magazine.

There are loads of YA lists around but a few we like are Telegraph UK best of YA, NY times and Young adult library services association. For Aussie YA and junior books, check out the Inky Awards  and the Children’s Book Council of Australia

The inspirational Brain Pickings blog highlights some lovely 2014 picture books for younger readers that the whole family will love.

Salon has it covered for graphic novels, The Guardian reviews the year’s best sci-fi, Book list online have the best romance and Dujour has found the best of 2014 historical fiction. Finally, the Independent has a round-up of the stand out translated fiction, finding amazing stories from around the world.

So have a look for some summer reading or last minute Christmas shopping inspirations! We hope you all have some time off with a good book over the holiday period. 

Post by Holley, Online services librarian 

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