Some well-regarded fiction books released in 2014 include "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan and "A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing" by Eimear McBride. Popular non-fiction includes the memoir "Roth Unbound" by Claudia Roth Pierpont and "Ten Cities That Made an Empire" by Tristram Hunt.
Several established novelists also released new books in 2014. Gary Shteyngart, the author of "Super Sad True Love Story" and "Absurdistan" released his fourth novel, "Little Failure" in 2014. E.L. Doctorow, best known for "Ragtime: A Novel," released his twelfth book, "Andrew’s Brain." Sue Monk Kidd, the author of "The Secret Life of Bees," released her third novel, "The Invention of Wings," which was made an Oprah's Book Club selection in 2014. The English-language translation of Haruki Murakami's "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" also appeared in 2014, though the novel has been available in Japan since 2013.
Several ongoing fiction series also received new installments in 2014. These included "City of Heavenly Fire," the sixth book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, and "Dreams of Gods & Monsters," the third book in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor. Also released in 2014 was "Blue Lily, Lily Blue," the third book in the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.