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Best Books of 2015

Year-End Honors by Book
Best Books of 2015 Honors by Book - Fiction Ranking (updated jan 18 2016)

01/18/2016: 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists for Fiction
12/03/2015: New York Times 10 Best Books of 2015
12/01/2015: TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books of 2015
11/11/2015: Amazon Top 10 Literature & Fiction of 2015
10/14/2015: 2015 National Book Award Finalists for Fiction
09/15/2015: 2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlist


Top Fiction


A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
1067 reviews (736p) March 10, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #9
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #23
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
National Book Award Finalist
Man Booker Prize Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2015: Fiction
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2015
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
Booklist Editor's Choice
Kirkus Prize 2015 Winner
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The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
188 reviews (384p) April 7, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #5
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #16
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
Library Journal Best Books 2015: The Top Ten
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Booklist Editor's Choice
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City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
259 reviews (944p) October 13, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #10
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #24
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
Library Journal Best Books 2015: More of the Best
Booklist Editor's Choice
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The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
304 reviews (480p) September 1, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #6
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #18
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Top 10 #3
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2015
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #1
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
Booklist Editor's Choice
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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
839 reviews (400p) September 15, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #1
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
Library Journal Best Books 2015: The Top Ten
National Book Award Finalist
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #3
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2015
Booklist Editor's Choice
Kirkus Prize 2015 Finalist
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The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
119 reviews (160p) June 2, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #65
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Fiction
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
Library Journal Best Books 2015: More of the Best
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #6
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Notable Fiction


In the Country: Stories by Mia Alvar
35 reviews (368p) June 16, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #81
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Fiction
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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
622 reviews (480p) May 5, 2015
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #2
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2015: Fiction
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The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
338 reviews (320p) September 29, 2015
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The Sellout by Paul Beatty
128 reviews (304p) March 3, 2015
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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A Manual For Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin
109 reviews (432p) August 18, 2015
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Fiction
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
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The Harder They Come by T. C. Boyle
212 reviews (400p) March 31, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #80
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2015
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The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
271 reviews (320p) October 6, 2015
Booklist Editor's Choice
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Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
245 reviews (304p) September 1, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #35
Library Journal Best Books 2015: The Top Ten
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Booklist Editor's Choice
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A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham
27 reviews (144p) November 10, 2015
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Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
80 reviews (336p) September 15, 2015
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #8
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2015: Fiction
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The Green Road by Anne Enright
165 reviews (385p) November 9, 2015
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Fiction
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The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
185 reviews (352p) April 14, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #62
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
National Book Award Finalist
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Purity by Jonathan Franzen
667 reviews (576p) September 1, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #3
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #8
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2015
Booklist Editor's Choice
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The Mare by Mary Gaitskill
74 reviews (464p) November 3, 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
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A Hand Reached Down To Guide Me by David Gates
32 reviews (336p) May 19, 2015
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Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
59 reviews (384p) March 17, 2015
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Top 10 #5
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
1162 reviews (192p) May 26, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #49
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The Making of Zombie Wars by Aleksandar Hemon
20 reviews (320p) May 5, 2015
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2015: Fiction
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Submission by Michel Houellebecq
139 reviews (256p) October 20, 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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Black River by S. M. Hulse
124 reviews (240p) January 20, 2015
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
738 reviews (317p) March 3, 2015
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Fortune Smiles: Stories by Adam Johnson
144 reviews (320p) August 18, 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
National Book Award Winner
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan
16 reviews (384p) September 8, 2015
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Top 10 #8
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
Booklist Editor's Choice
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Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link
108 reviews (352p) February 3, 2015
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #4
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The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
22 reviews (184p) September 15, 2015
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
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The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
91 reviews (352p) October 6, 2015
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Booklist Editor's Choice
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Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann
90 reviews (256p) October 13, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #8
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
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Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
66 reviews (208p) February 17, 2015
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Fiction
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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Crow Fair: Stories by Thomas McGuane
61 reviews (288p) March 3, 2015
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Top 10 #7
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Slade House by David Mitchell
261 reviews (256p) October 27, 2015
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2015: Fiction
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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
639 reviews (192p) April 21, 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
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The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
83 reviews (304p) April 14, 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
Library Journal Best Books 2015: More of the Best
Man Booker Prize Finalist
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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Honeydew by Edith Pearlman
97 reviews (288p) January 6, 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
Booklist Editor's Choice
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The Whites by Richard Price
521 reviews (352p) February 17, 2015
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2015
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015
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A Hanging At Cinder Bottom by Glenn Taylor
27 reviews (400p) July 13, 2015
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A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
3244 reviews (368p) February 10, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2015: Top 100 Editors' Picks #28
Library Journal Best Books 2015: More of the Best
Man Booker Prize Finalist
Booklist Editor's Choice
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