In 2015, we were overwhelmed by the thoroughly kickass roster of new books on offer. We tore through some, and others we savored slowly. A few disappointed us, while many more thrilled us unexpectedly. Sci-fi, memoir, magical realism, short fiction, very (very) long novels, and genre-bending masterpieces have taken us on a constant adventure through ever-changing literary scenery.
Now that the year is drawing to a close, we’re already eager to see what next year has in store for us readers. But first, we’re taking a moment to look back on a year in reading. Every critic has her favorites, and these were ours: