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The Absolutely Best of the Best Books of 2015

We are calling the voting final a little early this year for our comprehensive aggregation of the very best books of the year since so many of the "best of 2015" lists have already run (with an asterisk for USA Today, which is still holding out for the very end…

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Tara Parsons will join Touchstone as editor-in-chief on January 4, reporting to Susan Moldow. Previously she was editorial director, fiction at Amazon Publishing. Moldow said in the announcement: "Tara's range of commercial acquisitions combined with the unique experiences she has gained from working within an array of publishing models will…

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Favorite Books of 2015, From the News Editor

Our tally of the Best of the Best Books of 2015 already points to a consensus, and as it so happens, I, too, count Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, and A Little Life by Hanya Yanigihara among my favorites for the year.…

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Closing In On The Best of the Best Books of 2015

The last day has brought another big batch of "best books" lists, including ones from the Wall Street Journal, the three individual NYT book critics, the Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, Shelf Awareness, LAT critic David Ulin, Vanity Fair, and Vogue -- as well as Sarah Weinman's list, published today in Publishers…

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Miriam Altshuler will join DeFiore and Company on January 1. She has run her own agency for the past 21 years, working with authors including including Robb Forman Dew, Elizabeth Rosner, Maya Lang, Andrew Carroll, Marja Mills, Wednesday Martin, and the late Walter Dean Myers. Also joining DeFiore and Company is…

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Amazon Bestselling New Books for 2015, and Apple's Best

Amazon has released their annual package of the year's bestselling, newly-published books for 2015, across multiple categories. Note in particular that, as usual, the publicized lists cover books published during 2015 only. So if you are interested in the titles that sold the best at Amazon during the year, you…

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More Best Books of the Year

There has been an abundance of new "best books" over the past few days, among them: Time magazine's top 10 works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as: Huffington Post Best Fiction Seattle Times critics' picks Boston Globe St. Louis Post Dispatch Globe and Mail Among retailers, lists were issued by:…

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The Best Books of 2015 -- From the NYT, and Overall

The NYT Book Review announced their top 10 books of the year, a mix of critics' favorites (Ferrante and Coates) and less expected outliers (Szabo and Seierstad): Fiction The Door, by Magda Szabo (translated by Len Rix) A Manual for Cleaning Women, by Lucia Berlin Outline, by Rachel Cusk The…

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Goodreads Choice, LibraryReads' Favorites, Amazon December, and Other Picks

Goodreads announced the voting for their Best Books of 2015 across all categories. The top vote-getter by a margin of more than two to one -- with over 100,000 reader votes -- was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, topping their mystery & thriller category. Readers also picked:…

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Barnes & Noble 2015 Fiction Picks, and More

End of year lists will heat up after the holiday, but there are already a few picks of note to catch up on. Most recently, embedded in their new multi-category "gift guide" Barnes & Noble appears to pick their favorite fiction for 2015, leaning heavily towards what they are selling:…

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