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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.

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Go Book Yourself: Top 5 Non-Fiction Books 2014 

Our favourite true tales of the year…

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald for incredibly poetic, rich and beautiful writing in the story of a grieving woman raising a bird of prey.

Blue 52 by Leslie Jamison for the story of the world’s loneliest whale, 52, and the humans who found in him a kindred spirit.

Murder In Mississippi by John Safran for a thrilling and witty true crime journey through the deep south (God’ll Cut You Down in the US).

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham for an at times controversial, yet insightful book of essays.

The Trials Of White Boy Rick by Evan Hughes for the incredible true story of a 17-year old Detroit drug kingpin.

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