The Book Riot crew revealed our Best Books of 2015 last week–it’s an awesome, eclectic list, and we hope you’ll take a look if you haven’t seen it already–and now it’s time to reveal the community favorites!
749 intrepid Riot readers took the poll we opened last week. Each nominated up to three of their favorite reads of the year, resulting in 629 (!) unique titles making the raw list. That’s a LOT of awesome books in one year. Here are the top 20. See the complete list of nominated titles here.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
The Daughters by Adrienne Celt
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Winter by Marissa Meyer
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Missoula by Jon Krakauer
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
These results overlap with and differ from the Riot crew’s list in interesting ways, and I want to know, readers: any surprises? Did your favorites make the final cut?