#TBT: 2015

Popular Books Published in 2015

Red Queen / Victoria Aveyard

When her latent supernatural powers manifest in front of a noble court, Mare, a thief in a world divided between commoners and superhumans, is forced to assume the role of lost princess before risking everything to help a growing rebellion. (TEEN FIC AVEYARD)

 

Between the World and Me / Ta-Nehisi Coates

Told through the author’s own evolving understanding of the subject over the course of his life comes a bold and personal investigation into America’s racial history and its contemporary echoes. (305.8 COA)

 

The Nightingale / Kristin Hannah

Reunited when the elder’s husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways. (FIC HANNAH)

 

The Girl on the Train / Paula Hawkins

Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers. (FIC HAWKINS)

 

Why Not Me? / Mindy Kaling

The star of The Mindy Project and author of the best-selling Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? presents a second collection of uproarious essays, observations, fears and advice on everything from prisoner fan mail to celebrity interactions. (792.092 KAL)

 

Illuminae / Amie Kaufman 

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship’s artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all. (TEEN FIC KAUFMAN)

 

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania / Erik Larson

The author of In the Garden of Beasts presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania that discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle. (940.4514 LAR)

 

The Lake House / Kate Morton

Decades after Alice’s little brother goes missing during a Midsummer’s Eve party, a young London policewoman sets off a series of events that reveal shocking truths. (FIC MORTON)

 

The Sword of Summer / Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase, a homeless boy living in Boston, finds out he is the son of a Norse god. (J FIC / J PBK RIORDAN)

 

 

The Kind Worth Killing / Peter Swanson

Ted Severson meets Lily Kintner in an airport bar, and their time-wasting flirtation turns serious when he admits that he’s just caught his wife cheating. A little drunk, he recklessly claims that he’d like to kill her and is shocked when Lily agrees that he should. Lily pegs his wife as the kind of person who spreads misery, the kind worth killing. (FIC SWANSON)

 

Did you know? The word “twerk” was added to the dictionary in 2015!

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