Go Book Yourself: Anna’s Top 5 Books of 2014
Our Recommendations Editor Anna James gives her top picks of the year…
How to be Both by Ali Smith for a nimble, playful and deeply affecting novel in two halves.
The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison for a book of narrative essays that will get under your skin.
The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt for an intricate, intelligent and profoundly moving literary novel.
In the Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman for a jaw-droppingly creative epic that revels in linguistic playfulness.
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel for a genre-defying, unputdownable love letter to humanity.