A Weekend Edition Editor Shares Her Picks For Best Books Of 201408:15
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Every list of "best books" of the year is as different as a special little snowflake.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition editor Barrie Hardymon about her picks for the best books of 2014.

Hardymon says 2014 was a breakout year for science fiction books, including "Book of Strange New Things" by Michel Faber and "The Bone Clocks" by David Mitchell, must-reads for middle schoolers,

Hardymon shares her favorite book of the year — "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters — and her guilty pleasure -- "The King's Curse" by Philippa Gregory.

Barrie's Picks

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  • Barrie Hardymon, editor at NPR's Weekend Edition. She tweets @bhardymon.

This segment aired on December 30, 2014.

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