No long descriptions here, no attempts to rank. Just a randomly arranged list of the finest books I read in 2014.
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The Causal Angel by Hannu Rajaniemi
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths by Ingri & Edgar D’Aulaire
The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
Expanse, #2-4 (Caliban’s War, Abaddon’s Gate, Cibola Burn) by James S. A. Corey
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
Southern Reach Trilogy (Authority, Annihilation, Acceptance) by Jeff Vandermeer
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
Declare by Tim Powers
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn #1-3 (The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension, The Hero of Ages)