2015 Best Books Lists

bestbooks2015The Best Books Lists are being published fast and furious now, and it’s getting harder to keep up with them, so I’m going to be tracking them in this ongoing post for the next few weeks.

My goal — 30 Best Books lists from diverse and reputable sources across media — journals, magazines, newspapers, libraries, blogs, book sites, etc. Challenge: accepted!

Over the holiday break I will be aggregating them into my final best books lists, similar to this post from January 2015: Best YA Books of 2014.


School Library Journal – Best Books 2015

Library JournalBest Books 2015: Top 10 (Adult Fiction / Nonfiction)

Booklist – Editors’ Choice 2015: Adult Books / Adult Books for Young Adults / Books For Youth

Kirkus ReviewsBest of 2015: Fiction / Nonfiction / Teen

Horn Book – Horn Book Fanfare

Publishers WeeklyBest Books 2015

New York Public LibraryBest Books for Teens 2015

Chicago Public Library – CPL Best of the Best Books 2015

TimeTop 10 YA and Children’s Books / Top 10 Fiction / Top 10 Nonfiction

Entertainment Weekly – 10 Best (And 5 Worst!) Books of 2015 / 7 Amazing Books For Teens

New York TimesThe 10 Best Books of 2015100 Notable Books of 2015 and Notable Children’s Books of 2015

The Boston GlobeThe Best Books of 2015 (Adult Fiction / Nonfiction, YA)

The Washington PostThe 10 Best Books of 2015 and Best Children’s Books of 2015

The Wall Street Journal – Best Books Compilation

The Seattle TimesCritics’ Best Books of 2015 (Adult Fiction / Nonfiction)

The Los Angeles Times – Holiday books: 56 fabulous works of fiction and poetry

The GuardianBest Books of 2015 (Not a list, but a discussion of adult titles)

The TelegraphThe Best YA Books of 2015 (44+ titles!)

AmazonThe Best Books of 2015

Barnes & NobleBest Books of 2015 / Books That Started A Conversation / Best Teen Books

BNTeen BlogThe Best Young Adult Books of 2015

NPR’s Book ConciergeBest Books of 2015

GoodreadsBest Books of 2015 (Goodreads Choice Awards)

The Slate Book Review – Laura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2015 and Katy Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2015

Forever Young Adult – FYA Faves: Best Books of 2015 (29 Titles)

Book RiotBest of 2015 (Biography / Comics / Fantasy / Fiction / Nonfiction / Romance / Science Fiction / Short Stories / Thriller / Young Adult)

BookPageBest Children’s and Teens Books 2015

Buzzfeed24 Best Fiction Books of 2015 | 16 Of The Best YA Books of 2015

The Huffington PostThe 18 Best Fiction Books of 2015 | Top 10 YA Books of 2015

PopCrush10 Best YA Books of 2015 (plus 4 honorable mentions)


Brooklyn MagazineBest of the Best Books Lists

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