Ten superb books from 2015 you should add to your reading list

Baby, it’s cold outside.

No, it really is. In weather like this, it’s better to stay at home, curled up with a comfy blanket and an interesting book. Fortunately, last year left us with an assortment of excellent titles from which to choose.

LikeAble inspected the bookshelves to bring you the best novels published in 2015.

Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train

’The girl on the train’ is about Rachel, who commutes into London and back every day, watching people outside and inventing perfect lives for them. A couple she named Jess and Jason seem to have everything: love, wealth and happiness. But one day Rachel witnesses the perfect Jess in a rather compromising situation. Moreover, the day after that, Jess goes missing.

Stephen King, Finders Keepers

The stunning new novel from the King of Horror himself. Reclusive writer John Rothstein used to be famous, although he hasn’t had a single book published in years. At home he keeps an impressive stash of notebooks filled with his writings, just waiting for the right moment to publish one. But one day the drafts get stolen and the author gets killed.

David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

A novel from the author of ’Cloud Atlas’. Young Holly Sykes runs away from home after having a fight with her mother. Soon she encounters a strange old woman named Esther Little. From this point on, Holly’s life turns upside-down and into something far from ordinary.


Ben Lerner, 10:04

The novel follows an aspiring writer who, after receiving great reports about his book’s success, gets hit with a fatal diagnosis of a genetic disease. The shocking news sharpens his perception of life, leading to his imagining a hypothetical future world. It looks just like ours — except for a few tiny changes.


David Lagercrantz, The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Stieg Larsson did not have time to finish his latest novel, but David Lagercrant did it for him. The long-awaited new installment of the ’Millennium’ series follows the punk hacker heroine, Lisbeth Salander, and her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist. There will be new investigations and new mysteries that need to be solved.


Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

This is a thoughtful tale of destiny, war and hope, broken lives and unbroken people. It’s about a blind French girl and a shy German boy trying to survive in the midst of the bloodshed of the Second World War. It rightfully won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for best fiction.


Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman

Fifty-five years ago, the world started eagerly and patiently waiting for this book, and now it’s finally here. It is set in the world of To Kill a Mockingbird, but two decades later when 26-year-old Jean Louise Finch — ’Scout’ — returns home from New York City to visit her aging father.


John Boyne, The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

Set in the late 1930s, this book follows Pierrot, who lives a happy life surrounded by parents, friends and his beloved dog. But soon the boy becomes an orphan and moves in with his aunt, a housekeeper in a wealthy house at the top of a mountain in Germany. There Pierrot finds a new friend with a black mustache and a German dog. His name is Adolf Hitler.


Elena Ferrante, The Story of the Lost Child

In Ferrante’s fourth and final Neapolitan novel, childhood friends Elena and Lila are reunited as they contemplate maturity and old age, death, and the meaning of life. It’s a heartbreaking and wonderful saga about the true value of friendship.


Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

This is an epic novel set in France during World War II. Two sisters who live in a small German-occupied village couldn’t be more different, yet they are both fighting for freedom in their own way. Kristin Hannah masterfully shows the horrors of war, the bravery and heroism of ordinary women and the extreme sacrifices people are prepared to make for each other.

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