A Weekend Edition Editor Shares Her Picks For Best Books Of 2014Play
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.
- "The Paying Guests," by Sarah Waters
- "Department of Speculation," by Jenny Offill
- "On Such a Full Sea," by Chang-rae Lee
- "The Bone Clocks," by David Mitchell
- "Book of Strange New Things," by Michel Faber
- "Brown Girl Dreaming," by Jacqueline Woodson
- "El Deafo," by Cece Bell
- "The King's Curse," by Philippa Gregory
- Barrie Hardymon, editor at NPR's Weekend Edition. She tweets @bhardymon.
This segment aired on December 30, 2014.