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A 2015 best-book roundup

The Heart Goes Last Margaret AtwoodQuill & Quire’s editors recently weighed in with their opinions on the best and most notable books of 2015. Apparently that wasn’t enough to stem the flow of best-book year-end lists from continuing to appear in publications worldwide. In the (surely) unlikely event you’re looking for a second, third, or fourth opinion, your options are plentiful.

The Globe and Mail selected 100 best books of 2015, while the contrarian, Gretzky-obsessed National Post clocked in with a mere 99. South of the border, The New York Times weighed in with its own lists for adults (which includes Rachel Cusk’s Outline) and kids. And overseas, The Guardian‘s best books of the year list held a spot for Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last, while its list of best graphic novels featured titles by Kate Beaton and Jillian Tamaki.

Newspapers aren’t the only media outlets weighing on on the year that was: CBC Books, Publishers Weekly, and the A.V. Club, all presented best-of lists. Patrick DeWitt’s Undermajordomo Minor appeared on Time‘s Top 10. And The Horn Book listed its favourite books for kids.

Amongst booksellers, both Indigo and Amazon.ca announced their favourite 2015 titles, as did 49th Shelf (including a list of picture books), and the Writers’ Trust of Canada.

If that’s still not enough, the website Largehearted Boy has rounded up so many year-end book lists that even to glance at them all wouldn’t leave time to read any books.