Best books of 2014

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Readers’ books of the year 2014
From Ali Smith’s How to Be Both to Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk to the recipes of The Bloomsbury Cookbook, Review readers pick their favourite books of 2014

The Guardian

26, Dec, 2014 @3:00 PM

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The best cookbooks of 2014 | Cookworm
Cookworm: Our favourites from this year’s crop

Reviews by Dale Berning Sawa and Mina Holland

20, Dec, 2014 @6:00 AM

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Readers' 10 best books of 2014
These are the books our readers picked as the best of 2014 – from searing polemic to stunning fiction and a story of very intimate science

Marta Bausells

15, Dec, 2014 @3:56 PM

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The best thrillers of 2014
A murder mystery in a girls’ boarding school, the welcome return of Hercule Poirot and Philip Marlowe, and Lauren Beukes’s truly disturbing crime chiller. By Alison Flood

Alison Flood

15, Dec, 2014 @1:30 PM

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The best psychology books of 2014
From moving accounts of how we deal with dying and suffering to two brilliant takes on Freud. By Lisa Appignanesi

Lisa Appignanesi

15, Dec, 2014 @1:30 PM

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The best sports books of 2014
Roy Keane and Kevin Pietersen provided titillation, while two wonderfully esoteric titles took the cycling book into uncharted territory. And then there was the Oscar Pistorius case, writes Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis

08, Dec, 2014 @11:00 AM

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The best science books of 2014
Elizabeth Kolbert laid bare the devastating effect we’re having on our fellow species, while the superb Wildlife Photographer of the Year book showed us just what we risk losing, writes Robin McKie

Robin McKie

08, Dec, 2014 @9:00 AM

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The best fiction of 2014
The big names – Amis, McEwan – were unfairly overlooked, while a debut about a doll’s house deservedly became a bestseller, writes Viv Groskop

Viv Groskop

07, Dec, 2014 @12:30 PM

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The best biographies of 2014
Boris Johnson’s paean to Churchill provided amusement while a life of Czech dissident Václav Havel proved revelatory, writes Robert McCrum

Robert McCrum

07, Dec, 2014 @12:00 PM

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The best photography books of 2014
Sean O’Hagan picks the year’s best photography books, fromeerie volcanic landscapes at night to famous photographs reshaped in Play-Doh

Sean O'Hagan

07, Dec, 2014 @11:30 AM

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The best architecture books of 2014
Rowan Moore picks the year’s best architecture books, from a study of Latin American cities to a dictionary of Duchamp

Rowan Moore

07, Dec, 2014 @11:00 AM

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The best art books of 2014
Contemporary art stars proved thoughtful in print while Whistler and Rembrandt drew perceptive analysis, writes Peter Conrad

Peter Conrad

07, Dec, 2014 @10:30 AM

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