Amazon Unveils the Best Books of 2015
|November 17, 2015||Filled under Home Life|
Amazon book editors announce the 100 best books of the year, selecting titles in more than two dozen categories from Literary Fiction to Mysteries and Thrillers to Children’s books. This post contains affiliate links.
Amazon.com announced its selections for the Best Books of 2015, naming Lauren Groff’s dazzling Fates and Furies as the Best Book of the Year. Amazon’s team of editors reads hundreds of thousands of pages, choosing the best books of every month and then, finally, the best books of 2015. Beloved by customers, this annual feature includes the Top 100 Books of the Year, as well as Top 20 lists in over two-dozen categories, from Children’s & Young Adult to Literary Fiction to curated lists from celebrities. To see all of the Best Books of 2015 and buy the print or Kindle editions, visit: www.amazon.com/bestbooks2015.
“Fates and Furies, our #1 pick of 2015, is a novel about a marriage from two different points of view, but it’s no linear ‘he said, she said,’” noted Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle at Amazon.com. “Groff’s language is electric and her ingenious plotting is fascinating and unlike anything I’ve read in years. Our editors adored it.”
The top picks in the Children’s categories are Waiting (Picture Books), Circus Mirandus (Middle Grade – ages 9-12) and An Ember in the Ashes (Young Adult). Topping the list in other popular categories are My Kitchen Year (Cookbooks), Girl on the Train (Mystery), The Bourbon Kings (Romance), and Between the World & Me (Biography/Memoir).
Celebrity top picks include: Walter Issacson’s Steve Jobs, chosen by Shaquille O’Neal, and Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project,selected by Drew Barrymore. Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts is one of Jeff Kinney’s favorite reads of 2015.
Here’s a look at the Top 10 editors’ picks for the year:
Some fun facts about this year’s list:
- Entertainers who have penned books in the Top 100: 4
- Debut authors in the Top 100: 22
- Debut authors in the Top 20: 6
- Number of books with animals in the title in the Top 100: 8
- Number of memoirs in the Top 100: 24
- Longest/Shortest book in the Top 100: Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me