10 of the Best Books of the Past Year (2015 update)



…and the prize goes to…


Readers all over the world choose their next book based on the award winners announced by various organizations during the recent year. Here is a list of ten popular awards for recent novels in the adult category to receive applause and/or rave reviews from colleagues in the genre or from readers who loved the books.


Have you read any books on the list? If so, let us know in the comment section what you enjoyed about them. 


Agatha Award given to mystery and crime writers, in cozy subgenre 2014:

“Truth be Told” by Hank Phillippi Ryan


Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction 2015:

“Thief of Glory” by Sigmund Brouwer


Edgar Allen Poe Award awarded by the Mystery Writers of America 2015:

“Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King


Goodreads Choice Awards chosen by readers 2014:

“Landline” by Rainbow Rowell


Hugo Awards awarded for the best Science Fiction or Fantasy 2014:

“Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie


Macavity Award given to favorite mystery by Mystery Readers International 2014:

“Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger


Man Booker Prize literary prize for best original English language novel 2014:  “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan


National Book Award for fiction given to U.S. authors 2014:

“Redeployment” by Phil Klay


Nebula Awards presented by Science Fiction Writers 2015:

“Annihilation” by Jeff VanderMeer


Pulitzer Prize in Literature administered by Columbia University 2015:

“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr


Congratulations to all the winners!


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