It's a bit cliche but I love the "best of the year" lists that mushroom at the end of the year. Here are two:
Auren's book recommendations don't disappoint. He's updated his favorites list with entries from 2014.
And, here's Seth Godin's. Includes audio.
Finally, I should mention that my favorite non-fiction book this year was Ben Horowitz's "The Hard Thing About hard Things", and on the fiction side, "Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan, even though it was published in 2013.