A simple Google search for "best books of 2014" comes up with countless results, all of which differ in selection and presentation. There are some lists I agree with more than others, including the reader-selected Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2014 and this neat interactive list from NPR. Queen of the Universe, Oprah Winfrey herself, offers a list of 2014's award-winning books on her website, and the Huffington Post presents a nice round of up Oprah's personal idea of this year's best books.
I'm not going to pretend that I've read all of the books mentioned on all of these lists, but when multiple sources are giving a book such praise, it's a pretty good idea to check it out. That being said, here are some the books that have made their way onto multiple "best" lists and also made it on my 2015 "to read" list.