Indigo's Best Books of 2015


We’re proud to present our favourite reads from 2015, selected from thousands of books and after countless hours of debate. Find your next great read from our top picks.

The Girl On the Train

By Paula Hawkins

“As a bookseller, you are often told 'this book is the next big thing', but in the case of The Girl on the Train the label was actually fitting. Thrilling and unputdownable, it is the book that we relished more than any other in 2015.”

Kristi Reilly, Category Manager, Fiction Buyer

Price:$17.97

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Furiously Happy

By Jenny Lawson

“More ridiculous adventures with the author of Let’s Pretend this Never Happened. You’ll laugh out loud, cry a bit and get even closer to one of the funniest women in social media.”

Michael Nicholson, Category Manager, Non Fiction Buyer

Price:$20.00

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Dead Wake

By Erik Larson

“A compelling, enrapturing read! I knew how it had to end, but the intimate details, exposed secrets and the vibrant, visual narrative had me praying that maybe this time it would stay afloat.”

Dominic Stones, Category Manager, Bargain Buyer

Price:$25.00

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The Library at Mount Char

By Scott Hawkins

“Dark, demented, and drop-dead funny, Scott Hawkins’ twisted fantasy morality play is the best genre debut in years!”

Brandon Forsyth, Allocations Analyst, Kids & Lifestyle

Price:$23.25

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Stranger Than We Can Imagine

By John Higgs

“A Bill Bryson-esque romp through the twentieth century. Forget the Wars and the Berlin Wall. This is all about relativity, TV, sex, and SciFi. The big ideas that blew up the century... and held it together.”

Andrew Taubman, Category Manager, Non Fiction Online

Price:$21.31

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We Should All Be Feminists

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“In concise yet powerful words, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie describes how we can achieve equality among the sexes. She will make you believe that change is possible with her passionate voice and indomitable spirit.”

Nadine Pierce, Allocations Analyst, Fiction & Non Fiction

Price:$7.15

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Humans of New York: Stories

By Brandon Stanton

“It may sound clichéd, but Humans of New York: Stories makes you feel human. Flipping through these pages will have you giggling and in tears. Humbling and touching, it is a testament to the sorrows and strengths of humanity.”

Chelsey Catterall, Inventory Analyst, Fiction

Price:$20.70

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Hausfrau

By Jill Alexander Essbaum

“Seductive and thought-provoking, Hausfrau is an insightful character study into a modern-day Anna Karenina. Love her or hate her, you’ll definitely want to talk about her.”

Chihoe Ho, Category Manager, Fiction Online

Price:$15.75

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Our Souls At Night

By Kent Haruf

“The message in Kent Haruf’s last book is clear, and consistent with all his other work. Live life. Live it today. Live it as if all your actions are eternal.”

Bahram Olfati, Senior Vice President, Print

Price:$20.21

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Nimona

By Noelle Stevenson

“A spirited story of a shape-shifting girl with a powerful message about the importance of friendship and loyalty, but also enough mayhem and hilarity to keep the action going!”

Gabriella Parro, Inventory Team Manager, Kids

Price:$13.92

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INDIGO'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: 11-50

Epic follow-up to Red Rising

A life in rock

Inspiring

Heartbreaking


Relevant and necessary

Impassioned and moving

Transporting and gut-wrenching

A real-life thriller


The Da Vinci Code for kids!

The saga continues!

More stories from Westeros

Required reading


Creeeeeepy!

Judy returns!

Normal teens, abnormal world

Rethink work/life balance


Kate Beaton is a National Treasure!

Stephen King meets Breaking Bad

A timely YA dystopian vision

A Canadian gem


Life and love in a bubble

Ode to a vanishing way of life

Eye-opening

A glimpse into our future


Fantasy for all readers

The real life Captain Janeway

Poignant

Chilling and suspenseful!


A classic in the making

If Kafka wrote The Office

Gritty old New York

Portrait of an artist


The Hunger Games meets X-Men

Harrowing

YA's answer to A Game of Thrones

An unforgettable graphic novel


Wonderfully original

Wise and warm

Video games come to life!

Provocative and thought-provoking