25 Best Books from the First Half of 2014!

July 31, 2014 — Leave a comment


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

General Non-Fiction Books:

The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence
By Gary Haugen

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
By Dan Barber

Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace
By Nikil Saval
Reviewed in our Eastertide print issue.

Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry & Gary Snyder
Watch for our review coming online tomorrow!

Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness
By George Saunders
Watch the book trailer

Walking Through Fire: Iraqis’ Struggle for Justice and Reconciliation

By Peggy Gish

Read our review by Joe Davis

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