books reviewed in 2014: The Loudest Voice in the Room by Gabriel Sherman

Listed here are the 97 books reviewed  in 2014 on this blog, including 56 novels and 41 works of nonfiction. I’m also including the 20 commentaries and FAQs posted during that same year. Each item is linked to its corresponding post on this site.

56 novels reviewed here in 2014

The List by Martin Fletcher

Holy Orders (Quirke #6) by Benjamin Black

The Redeemer (Harry Hole #6) by Jo Nesbo

The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller

Just One Evil Act (Inspector Lynley #18) by Elizabeth George

The Thief Stalker by Adam Bronson

Saints of the Shadow Bible (Inspector Rebus #19) by Ian Rankin

Wolves Eat Dogs (Arkady Renko #5) by Martin Cruz Smith

The Coroner’s Lunch (Dr. Siri Paiboun #1) by Colin Cotterill

God Is My Broker: A Monk-Tycoon Reveals the 7-1/2 Laws of Spiritual and Financial Growth by Christopher Buckley and John Tierney

The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel by Benjamin Black

Cockroaches (Harry Hole #2) by Jo Nesbø

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

The Devil’s Star (Harry Hole #5) by Jo Nesbø

Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah

Field of Prey (Prey #24) by John Sandford

Elegy for April (Quirke #3) by Benjamin Black

The Ophelia Cut (Dismas Hardy #14) by John Lescroart

The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis

Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Suspicion by Joseph Finder

Phantom (Harry Hole #9) by Jo Nesbo

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimanada Ngozi Adichie

Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2) by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)

A Death in Summer (Quirke #4) by Benjamin Black

The Reckoning (John Madden #4) by Rennie Airth

Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon

An Event in Autumn (Kurt Wallander #14) by Henning Mankell

All Our Yesterdays by Erik Tarloff

Jack of Spies (Jack McColl #1) by David Downing

Headhunters by Jo Nesbo

True Believers by Kurt Andersen

How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Gamache #9) by Louise Penny

Fever: A Novel of Typhoid Mary by Mary Beth Keane

A Colder War (Thomas Kell #2) by Charles Cumming

Police (Harry Hole #10) by Jo Nesbo

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc #1) by Cara Black

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux #1) by James Lee Burke

Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy #1) by Margaret Atwood

Vengeance (Quirke #5) by Benjamin Black

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Red Gold by Alan Furst

Heaven’s Prisoners by James Lee Burke

Gangsterland by Tod Goldberg

The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad #5) by Tana French

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin

Deadline (Virgil Flowers #8) by John Sandford

The Burning Room (Harry Bosch #17) by Michael Connelly

41 nonfiction books reviewed here in 2014

The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News—and Divided a Country by Gabriel Sherman

Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart

Falling Behind: How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class by Robert H. Frank

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry’s by Brad Edmondson

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-44 by Rick Atkinson

Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged by Katherine S. Newman and Rourke L. O’Brien

The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding

The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa by Dayo Olopade

Engineers of Victory: The Problem-Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War by Paul Kennedy

Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization by K. Eric Drexler

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor by William Easterly

The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BC – 1492 AD by Simon Schama

A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames by Kai Bird

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

Combat and Other Shenanigans: Tales of the Absurd From a Deployment to Iraq by Piers Platt

American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church by Alex Beam

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer

The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving Our Most Complex Challenges by Zaid Hassan

The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben MacIntyre

The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass

The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski

In Their Own Hands: How Savings Groups Are Revolutionizing Development by Jeffrey Ashe with Kyla Jagger Neilan

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson

The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein

Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War by Joe Bageant

The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It by Joshua Cooper Ramo

The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good by Ryan Honeyman

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

National Security and Double Government by Michael J. Glennon

Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United by Zephyr Teachout

20 commentaries and FAQs posted here in 2014

Five illuminating books every American should read

Travel the world with detective fiction

How many Americans read books?

Would you believe how many books are published every year in the U.S.?

Nine great books about Jewish topics

How much is a Pulitzer Prize worth?

Surprised? Here are the REAL bestsellers

Who is the world’s bestselling author?

8 great books about Africa

Amazon’s latest outrage

Who has written the most books?

Innovation: Look beyond Silicon Valley

Do publishers market books?

You call this literature?

How many copies of books do authors sell?

How to sell books in today’s market

What’s the future of publishing?

Ten great recent books by Berkeley writers

Why I didn’t read “The 10 Best Books of 2014”

The 18 best books of 2014