I love the end of year book lists. It's like a treasure hunt to find new books I want to read. So, here goes.
From Publishers Weekly:
From Kirkus Reviews:
Barnes & Noble Top 100 Sellers of 2014:
American Library Association (Best Children's Books):
Huffington Post Lists:
Goodreads Choice Awards 2014:
Wall Street Journal:
New York Public Library Best Books for Teens:
The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2014:
Washington Post's 5 Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Books of 2014
This, of course, is not a comprehensive list. There are many other places to look (note that I deliberately left out romance novels. It's too close to home, and I have too many friends in the field to showcase just 5 or 10 for the entire year. I, of course, have my own favorites).
I hope you find something that appeals to you here.