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Chicago Public Library Names Its Favorite Books Of 2014

By Gina Provenzano in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 22, 2014 10:30PM

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Sure it's almost the holidays. But it's also almost that blissfully lazy time of the year between Christmas and New Years' breaks where work is quiet, the weather is chilly and you're probably feeling a little sluggish from all the turkey and cookies you've consumed. All of these factors means it's the perfect time to curl up with a blanket and a good book. This year the Chicago Public Library has put out a list of some of its favorites of 2014 and they are all worthy of your reading list. From historical fiction, to a collection of essays, and a heartbreaking work of short stories based on war in the Middle East, there's something for all lit lovers to enjoy.

Get those Library Cards at the ready, some of these great reads may already have a long wait list.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir by Roz Chast

Euphoria by Lily King

On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Bliss

Redeployment by Phil Klay

Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel