2014 Best books: The list of best books lists.

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In which we hope to mitigate the arbitrary nature of year-end "best books" lists by bringing the results together into one big arbitrary list.

TOTAL Slate Huffington Post FICTION LILA | MARILYNNE ROBINSON 12 * A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS | 10 * MARLON JAMES THE PAYING GUESTS | SARAH WATERS 10 * 10:04 | BEN LERNER 9 * STATION ELEVEN | EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL 8 * COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS 7 * OF PILGRIMAGE | HARUKI MURAKAMI ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE | 7 * ANTHONY DOERR REDEPLOYMENT | PHIL KLAY 7 * DEPT. OF SPECULATION | JENNY OFFILL 7 FAMILY LIFE | AKHIL SHARMA 6 * * EUPHORIA | LILY KING 6 AN UNNECESSARY WOMAN | RABIH ALAMEDDINE 6 THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH 6 | RICHARD FLANAGAN SOME LUCK | JANE SMILEY 6 THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY 5 * | ELENA FERRANTE THE BONE CLOCKS | DAVID MITCHELL 5 * BARK | LORRIE MOORE 5 BOY, SNOW, BIRD | HELEN OYEYEMI 5 NONFICTION CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE 11 * PLEASANT? | ROZ CHAST THE EMPATHY EXAMS | LESLIE JAMISON 9 * * LITTLE FAILURE | GARY SHTEYNGART 8 THE SIXTH EXTINCTION | ELIZABETH 7 KOLBERT BEING MORTAL | ATUL GAWANDE 7 THIRTEEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER | LAWRENGE 6 WRIGHT MY STRUGGLE|KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD 5 PENELOPE FITZGERALD | HERMIONE LEE 5 AGE OF AMBITION | EVAN OSNOS 5 Publishers New York Weekly Times Book Review FICTION LILA | MARILYNNE ROBINSON A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS | * MARLON JAMES THE PAYING GUESTS | SARAH WATERS 10:04 | BEN LERNER STATION ELEVEN | EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE | HARUKI MURAKAMI ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE | * ANTHONY DOERR REDEPLOYMENT | PHIL KLAY * DEPT. OF SPECULATION | JENNY OFFILL * FAMILY LIFE | AKHIL SHARMA * EUPHORIA | LILY KING * AN UNNECESSARY WOMAN | RABIH ALAMEDDINE THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH | RICHARD FLANAGAN SOME LUCK | JANE SMILEY THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY * | ELENA FERRANTE THE BONE CLOCKS | DAVID MITCHELL BARK | LORRIE MOORE * BOY, SNOW, BIRD | HELEN OYEYEMI NONFICTION CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE * PLEASANT? | ROZ CHAST THE EMPATHY EXAMS | LESLIE JAMISON * LITTLE FAILURE | GARY SHTEYNGART THE SIXTH EXTINCTION | ELIZABETH * KOLBERT BEING MORTAL | ATUL GAWANDE THIRTEEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER | LAWRENGE * * WRIGHT MY STRUGGLE|KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD PENELOPE FITZGERALD | HERMIONE LEE * AGE OF AMBITION | EVAN OSNOS Christian Atlantic Science Monitor FICTION LILA | MARILYNNE ROBINSON * A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS | MARLON JAMES THE PAYING GUESTS | SARAH WATERS 10:04 | BEN LERNER * STATION ELEVEN | EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL * COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE | HARUKI MURAKAMI ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE | * ANTHONY DOERR REDEPLOYMENT | PHIL KLAY DEPT. OF SPECULATION | JENNY OFFILL FAMILY LIFE | AKHIL SHARMA EUPHORIA | LILY KING AN UNNECESSARY WOMAN | RABIH ALAMEDDINE * THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH | RICHARD FLANAGAN SOME LUCK | JANE SMILEY THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY | ELENA FERRANTE THE BONE CLOCKS | DAVID MITCHELL * BARK | LORRIE MOORE BOY, SNOW, BIRD | HELEN OYEYEMI NONFICTION CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? | ROZ CHAST THE EMPATHY EXAMS | LESLIE JAMISON * LITTLE FAILURE | GARY SHTEYNGART * THE SIXTH EXTINCTION | ELIZABETH KOLBERT BEING MORTAL | ATUL GAWANDE THIRTEEN DAYS...

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