2015's bestsellers, breakouts and critical darlings

Published: Dec 29, 2015 06:05:16 AM IST
Updated: Dec 28, 2015 08:49:26 AM IST

It has been an odd year for the $28 billion us publishing industry. Consider: Colouring Books marketed as stress relief for adults flew off the shelves; a new short-story collection from Lucia Berlin, dead for 11 years, became her fastestselling and landed on the New York Times bestseller list; and Harper Lee’s slavishly anticipated Go Set a Watchman earned tepid reviews and bummed out Lee fans with its revelation that late-life Atticus Finch was a bit of a racist. Here’s a look at some notable big sellers, breakout debut s and critical darlings from 2015.

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