10 Most Popular Books of 2015

21 Jan

Reading is a valuable gift that never stops giving. There are a number of reasons to read. If you’re wondering on what you should read – this is a nice place to get started. Here are 10 of the most popular books of 2015.

1. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff


The novel places a marriage under the microscope for a span of 24 years, revealing that the secrets between a couple influence their relationship just as much as—if not more than— their shared experiences.

2. City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg


The story centers on the shooting of Samantha Cicciaro, a 17-year-old Bohemian artist from Long Island, who has bought into the idea of reinvention in the big city.

3. The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall


In The Wolf Border, Rachel Caine has monitored a wolf pack in a remote section of Idaho for the past decade, distancing herself from her estranged family in England. But she’s drawn across the pond when an earl proposes an unprecedented plan to reintroduce wolves to the Lake District.

4. Girl at War by Sara Nović


The novel follows Ana Juri, a 10-year-old girl surviving in the midst of the Yugoslav Wars. What makes young Ana’s story unique is that it’s not concerned with unmasking the horrors of war, as has been done many times before.

5. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


This is a tale of two sisters living in Nazi-occupied France. Through Vianne and Isabelle, the writer highlights the experiences of women fighting the war in their own backyards, exposing the sacrifices and indignities they must endure to survive.

6. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee


Twenty years after the conclusion of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” an older Scout Finch returns home to Maycomb, Alabama, where she uncovers some shocking truths about her family.

As old memories are dredged up, and the South moves through a tense Civil Rights movement, Scout begins to question everything she stands for.

7. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf


A novel about happiness! It starts with two people who are unbelievably lonely. Widow Addie Monroe and widower Louis Waters, have both lived in the small town of Holt, Colorado, for decades, since long before their spouses passed. They come together in the twilight of their lives, sharing pleasure, pain, and the raw emotions of being human.

8. The Sellout by Paul Beatty


Hailed as madcap, brilliant send-up of race and American history, Paul Beatty’s novel follows a young man suffering from loss and disillusionment. His attempt to save his town, Dickens, poses unorthodox challenges to the American doctrine — attempting to reinstate slavery and re-segregate schools.

9. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara


This novel follows the lives of four male friends — Willem, an actor; JB, an artist; Malcolm, an architect; and Jude, a lawyer. Having first met in college, they move to New York City post-graduation. As the years pass, the story narrows in on Jude and his struggle to overcome his traumatic past.

10. Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani


After spending years away from a home she left on purpose, Indian American photographer Sonya returns when her father falls into a coma. She reunites with sisters Trisha and Marin, and the three remember the violence and racism that perpetuated their childhoods. As their father remains unconscious the women grapple with their pasts, and years of secrets begin to boil over.

Compiled by Yana Yadav


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