Best Books of 2015: Fiction

Erin Kodicek on November 27, 2015

Fates and FuriesIf you're lucky, you stuffed yourself silly this Thanksgiving. And for those of you not engaging in the bloodsport that is Black Friday shopping, today is a day to decompress. What better way to do that than with a great read! Here are our selections for the Best Books of the Year in Fiction, including our number one pick in this category, and overall--Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies. While many a therapist will tell you that honesty and transparency is the glue that keeps a relationship together, Groff cleverly turns this concept on its head, demonstrating that sometimes it’s what you don’t say—to protect your partner’s vanity, their reputation, their heart—that makes a marriage hum. (Until it doesn’t.) 

Below are the other four titles that make up the top five and you can visit the Best Fiction Books of 2015 page to see all 20. Bon appetit.

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale tells the story of two French sisters – one in Paris, one in the countryside – during WWII; each is crippled by the death of their beloved mother and cavalier abandonment of their father; each plays a part in the French underground; each finds a way to love and forgive.

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Purity by Jonathan Franzen
From the author of The Corrections and Freedom, Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder.

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Mrs. Engels by Gavin McCrea
An irresistible historical novel based on Lizzie Burns, the real life common law wife of Friedrich Engels, the industrialist turned Communist collaborator of Karl Marx.

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The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties.
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