Once again, ICPL staff have combed through their 2015 reading logs to select the books they especially loved for our end-of-the-year Staff Top Picks lists.
The nominations were divided into eight categories: fiction; young adult; children’s; mystery; science fiction/fantasy; biography/memoir; nonfiction; and graphic novels. The only rule was that the book had to be released in 2015; books released in hardback in 2014 and paperback in 2015 were disqualified. Any book that was nominated by more than one staff member made our 2015 Best of the Best list.
We’ll share our 2015 Best of the Best titles on the last day of the year. Until then, here are the Library’s picks for top fiction books for 2015. Keep checking back to see what made the cut in our other categories.
- Finders Keepers by Stephen King
- Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
- A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
- The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
- Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
- Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
- The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
- The Whites by Harry Brandt
- Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
- Descent by Tim Johnston
- Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
- Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link
- All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews*
* This title had a limited release in 2014. It wasn’t available at the Library until 2015, which is why it’s included on our list.
What was your favorite fiction read of 2015? Did it make our list?