Whether on paper, iPad, Kindle, Kobo, or Nook, whether bought online or in a store or borrowed from a library, we still read a lot of books. And 2014 brought some great reads—not just business titles, but essay collections, short stories, and novels. This isn’t a “best books of the year” list, but simply our own (unranked) favorites that were published this year, hand-picked by Fortune staffers. Consider this a recommended reading guide that should last you into the holidays and beyond.