25 Best Books from the First Half of 2014!

July 31, 2014

 

After perusing our print magazine and all the online reviews, etc. that we have published this year, here are our picks for the 25 best books from the first half of 2014, divided into four broad categories.

NOTE: Some of these books may have been released in late 2013, but weren’t covered by us until 2014.

ALSO, Watch for our list of 25 books to watch for in the latter half of 2014, coming tomorrow!

Fiction | General Non-Fiction | Poetry | Christian Theology/Praxis

Fiction Books:

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[easyazon_link asin=”0670024783″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]The Invention of Wings: A Novel[/easyazon_link]
 
By Sue Monk Kidd
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[easyazon_link asin=”0544442784″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary[/easyazon_link]
 
By J.R.R. Tolkien
 
Reviewed in our Eastertide issue.
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[easyazon_link asin=”1932870938″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Come by Here: Stories[/easyazon_link]
 
By Tom Noyes
 
Reviewed in our Lent print issue.
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[easyazon_link asin=”0316250813″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]California: A Novel[/easyazon_link]
 
By Edan Lepucki
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By Kaye Park Hinckley
 
Watch for our review coming online tomorrow!
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[easyazon_link asin=”1594486107″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]On Such a Full Sea: A Novel[/easyazon_link]
 
By Chang-Rae Lee
 
Read our review by Philip Zoutendam

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