I forgot everyone else here is far more hip than I am, and actually read books that came out this year. I'm looking forward to my actual best of 2014 list, that I will have ready by 2039.
The one new non-fiction book I managed to read this year was The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. Pretty good snapshot of all the species that we are almost certainly responsible for driving off the face of the earth.
Oh, jeez, I don't think I've read anything that came out this year, I have too many backlogged for that. I am currently reading "Ancillary Sword" by Ann Leckie, and that technically came out this year, but I haven't finished it, so it doesn't count.
Now that I'm on a computer:Them
by Jon RonsonBeyond Binary
edited by Brit MandeloIndexing
by Seanan McGuireHowl's Moving Castle
by Diana Wynne JonesThe Stars Change
by Mary Ann MohanrajMen Explain Things to Me
by Rebecca SolnitSaga Vol 1-2
by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona StaplesAncillary Justice
by Ann LeckieThe Silver Linings Playbook
by Matthew QuickLock In
by John ScalziThe Night Watch
by Sarah WatersThe Color Purple
by Alice Walker
I read a lot this year, but not nearly as much as I'd hoped