Best books of the year 2015 lists

(c) buzzfeed.com

Until reading Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings (Man Booker Prize 2015) that names 23 of them in which that book was mentioned for 2014, this blogger wasn’t aware of how many English-speaking publications have got “best books of the year” lists…

Of those mentioned there, the 2015 version can be found through the links:

WIRED 10 Best Books of 2015 [www.wired.com, still to be published]

GQ Books of the Year 2015, first mentioned: The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames, by Kai Bird

BBC CULTURE 10 Best Books of 2015, # 1: Claire Vaye Watkins, Gold Fame Citrus

NYT 10 Favourite Books of 2015, first mentioned: The Door. By Magda Szabo. Translated by Len Rix.

WASHINGTON POST 10 Best Books of 2015, first mentioned fiction title: Tom Shepard, The Book of Aron

ELECTRIC LITERATURE 25 Best Novels of 2015, first mentioned: Alexandra Kleeman, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

TIME Top 10 Fiction Books of 2015, # 1: Elena Ferrante, The Story of the Lost Child

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Top 10 Books of 2015, first mentioned: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

AMAZON Best Books of 2015 (fiction), # 1: Lauren Groff, Fates and furies

HUFFINGTON POST (US) Best Books of 2015 [still to be published]

CHICAGO TRIBUNE Best Books of 2015 [rigorous paywall :-(]

NEWSWEEK Best (and Worst) Books of 2015 (glimpsed through the paywall), # 1 of 700+ pages: Hanya Yanagihara, Little Life

WALL STREET JOURNAL Best Books of 2015, first mentioned: Paul Beatty, The Sellout

HOUSTON CHRONICLE 15 Notable Books of 2015, first mentioned: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Books of 2015, first mentioned: Bill Clegg, Did You Ever Have A Family  – (Coates comes 2nd, and Groff 5th)

BOOKPAGE Best Books of 2015, # 1: Hanya Yanagihara, Little Life – (Groff 4th, Coates 9th)

POPSUGAR Must Reads of 2015 [comprehensive list not published yet]

BUZZFEED 24 Best Fiction Books of 2015, # 1: Alexandra Kleeman, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine – (Beatty 2nd, Groff 3rd, Yanagihara 4th)

SALON Best Books of 2015 [not sure if it’s there ;-)]

KANSAS CITY STAR Best Books of 2015, # 1: Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles

L MAGAZINE Best Books of 2015 [couldn’t find it]

SEATTLE TIMES Best Books of 2015, # 1: Kate Atkinson, A God In Ruins – (Groff 6th)

BOSTON GLOBE Best Fiction of 2015 – a rigorous paywall but the one title that shows in the headline is Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

There was no Iberian author on any of these lists, and hardly any translated work. The closest came the enigmatic Elena Ferrante [any article on this writer seems to have this word in its title…]

This blogger will add the following title to his ever growing reading list:

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Lauren Groff, Fates and furies

 

 

 

 

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