Just over an hour ago, CBS news published Amazon.com's list of top 10 books of 2014. There is always an ongoing "best books of the year so far" kind of thing at Amazon, but according to the news article, the editorial team at Amazon chose the top 100 out of 480, and decided that these books were top-ten worthy. Here's the list:
Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeanette, by Hampton Sides*
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, by Jeff Hobbs
Redeployment, by Phil Klay
Revival, by Stephen King
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art, by Carl Hoffman
The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
There's only one book that repeats from the Hudson Booksellers' list, and that is All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.
I would love to join the editorial team at Amazon -- getting paid to read? What a great concept! Can I telecommute?
stay tuned...I'm sure there will be many more "best of 2014" lists to come.
*Take that, Amy Poehler! Hampton Sides' book is absolutely stunning and deserves a spot on every "best of" list that comes out this year.