Need a good read or a gift idea for for the holidays? Look no further. The world's largest bookseller, Amazon ( AMZN) , has just released its list of top books in 2014.
Amazon editors read nearly 500 acclaimed titles and settled on Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng as the best book of the year. Ng's debut effort is about the death of a Midwestern teenage girl from a mixed race family and how the tragedy changes their lives.
None of the books in the top 10 are published by Hachette, the publisher Amazon has been feuding with since the spring. Amazon has said in the past that its editorial book picks are driven by editors and not influenced by disputes with Hachette or any other publisher. Three of the top 100 books of the year are published by Hachette.
Everything I Never Told You, from Penguin Random House, is "deeply felt and searingly emotional," Sara Nelson, editorial director of books and Kindle at Amazon, said in a release.
If "searingly emotional" isn't your thing, there are nine other books on the list that might suit you better. Click through to see which titles made the list, counting down from 10 to one. Also, don't miss next week's hottest business book release from Real Money Pro's Doug Kass, Doug Kass on the Market: A Life on TheStreet, coming out Nov.17 from Wiley.
All prices listed below are for the hardcover edition. The paperback and ebook editions are less expensive.
10. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Price: $24.95 (hardcover)
From Amazon: Set in the not-so-distant future, this apocalyptic novel is surprisingly hopeful in its depiction of a culture that both mocks and mourns its disappeared past.