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What were popular novels in 2014?

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Popular novels in 2014 were "Gone Girl," "Fifty Shades of Gray," "Revival," "Outlander," and "Gray Mountain." As of December 2014, "Gone Girl," "Revival," and "Gray Mountain" placed in the top 10 of the 15 New York Times best-sellers list.

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By the end of 2014, "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn ranked No. 3 on the New York Times best-sellers list; "Revival" by Stephen King and "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham ranked at No. 8 and 4, respectively. While Stephen King and John Grisham have ranked on the New York Times best-sellers list quite frequently, and authors Gillian Flynn and Diana Gabaldon have both made it onto the New York Times best-selling hardcover books list with earlier titles, E.L. James is a newcomer to the list, arriving with her "Fifty Shades" series.

Both "Gone Girl" and "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon were adapted to the screen in 2014. "Gone Girl" was adapted as a feature film with a 149-minute runtime. "Outlander" was adapted to the small screen as a television drama, which appears on the subscription channel Showtime. "Fifty Shades of Gray" by E.L. James was adapted to the screen in 2015.

Other popular novels in 2014 included "Sycamore Row" by John Grisham and "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt.

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