Best books and films of 2014

Definitely the time of year for the best of everything…..

 

Goodreads Choice Awards

Announced today – over 3 million votes by readers. 20 categories – fiction; non fiction; science fiction; fantasy; mystery and thriller; graphic novels; young adult fiction; YA fantasy; middle grade and children’s; picture books.

https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2014

 

ABC TV First Tuesday Book Club

Links include: Jennifer Byrne presents – interviews with authors and others; The writer’s room – author interviews; videos of featured book reviews; What we’re reading + archives.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/firsttuesday/

 

10 classic beach books ( ABC Book Club 2 Dec)

1. Thornbirds (!) 2. The girl with the dragon tattoo 3. Gone girl 4. My family and other animals 5. The secret history 6. The world according to Garp 7. The shipping news 8. The beach 9. The kite runner 10. Death on the Nile.

All 30 titles: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/firsttuesday/classicholidayreads/

Watch the entertaining episode – reviewers include Kitty Flanagan and Graeme Simsion (Rosie Project):  http://www.abc.net.au/tv/firsttuesday/s4140456.htm

 

Most popular feature films released in 2014

Includes Hunger Games 3; Interstellar; Guardians of the galaxy; Horrible bosses 2; The maze runner; Fury; Predestination.

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?year=2014,2014&title_type=feature&sort=moviemeter,asc

 

The 50 best films of 2014

From Empire magazine. 1. Boyhood 2. Nightcrawler 3. The wolf of Wall Street 4. Inside Llewyn Davis 5. Guardians of the galaxy.

http://www.empireonline.com/features/50-best-films-2014/

 

Top 100 movies of 2014

Based on ranking of approval score. Includes: Boyhood; LEGO movie; X-Men; Grand Budapest Hotel; Snowpiercer; Captain America.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/?year=2014

 

25 best films of 2014

Not all well-known films, but an excellent montage by David Ehrlich. Film list includes: Gone girl; Lucy; Grand Budapest Hotel; Godzilla.

http://www.avclub.com/article/watch-beautiful-montage-25-best-films-2014-212494