Girl on the Train
author Paula Hawkins
as their "author of the year." They write: "Before 2015, no one
had heard of Hawkins, 43, who previously wrote chick lit under the pseudonym
Amy Silver. Then Train hurtled
into bookstores on Jan. 13 and immediately clicked with readers desperate for
the next Gone Girl."
Riverhead has sold over 4 million units in the US.
But it wasn't one of their reviewers top books; On Wednesday, USA Today added
10 books of the year. It only results in minor positional changes on our
aggregated and now completely final and updated list of the Absolutely Best of the Best Books of 2015.
Meanwhile, the listmakers have moved on to previews of 2016, which are mostly aggregations
of forthcoming titles from well-known fiction writers. Among the latest are
pieces from the NYT,
Post, and EW.
On Queen Elizabeth's annual New Year's honors list, literary agent Ed
Victor was named a CBE (Commander of the British Empire),
for "services to literature."
The Costco Pennie's
January is Ruth
Wariner's memoir, The
Sound of Gravel (already an Indie Next selection as well). And the Target Book Club
pick for the month is Island
Of A Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi