MPL Librarians Select . . . Our Favorite Books of 2014

best of 2014

Those of us here at Marion Public Library are looking back on our favorite books read in 2014. What are the best books you read this past year? Share in the comments section below.


hideNo Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
heavenHeaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of his Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo
penguinsPenguins: The Ultimate Guide by Tui DeRoy

Romance and Women’s Fiction

longest roadThe Longest Road by Nicholas Sparks
collectorThe Collector by Nora Roberts
love anthonyLove Anthony by Lisa Genova

Contemporary Fiction

faultThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

innocenceInnocence by Dean Koontz
steamRaising Steam by Terry Pratchett
revivalRevival by Stephen King
kissThe Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
curseThe Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
bladeTraitor’s Blade by Sebastien De Castell
redRed Rising by Pierce Brown
cressCress by Marissa Meyer
hawkeyeHawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction

Mysteries, Thrillers, and Suspense Fiction

goodThe Good Girl by Mary Kubica
blueBlue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
burningThe Burning Room by Michael Connolly
copCop Town by Karin Slaughter
destroyerDestroyer Angel by Nevada Barr
fieldField of Prey by John Sandford
red 1Red 1-2-3 by John Katzenbach

Historical Fiction

wingsThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Christian Fiction

the blessed childBlessed Child by Ted Dekker
glimpses of paradiseGlimpses of Paradise by James Scott Bell

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