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Vancouver Public Library's top 10 fiction books checked out in 2015

The full list, including descriptions and awards, of the Vancouver Public Library's most checked-out works of fiction in 2015.

Award winners, mysteries and thrillers dominated Vancouverites’ literary choices

Vancouver Public Library's top 10 most checked-out books of 2015 reveal Vancouverites' penchant for mysteries and thrillers. (Vancouver Public Library)

The Vancouver Public Library has released a list of its top 10 most checked out books of 2015. 

Top 10 most checked-out fiction of 2015

All descriptions provided by the Vancouver Public Library

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was the Vancouver Public Library's most checked out book of 2015 (Vancouver Public Library)
  1. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr (2015) 
    Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize
    A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

  2. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, C. Alan Bradley (2015)
    New York Times bestseller list and winner of several crime writing awards
    Following her mother's death, Flavia de Luce must survive her first term at a Canadian boarding school and uncover the mystery of a corpse found in her dorm room chimney the night she arrives.
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was released as a movie in 2014, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. (Vancouver Public Library)
  3. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (2012)
    Released as a film in 2014
    On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick... But what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?

  4. Life After Life, Kate Atkinson (2013)
    Costa/Whitbread Award winner
    Ursula Todd is born on a cold snowy night in 1910 — twice. As she grows up during the first half of the 20th century in Britain, Ursula dies and is brought back to life again and again.
    Sandman by Lars Kepler is set in Stockholm. (Vancouver Public Library)
  5. Sandman, Lars Kepler (2014)
    During a cold winter night in Stockholm, a man is found walking alongside a railway bridge suffering from hypothermia and legionella. He is believed to be a victim of the notorious serial killer Jurek Walter.

  6. Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki (2013)
    2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist
    In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century.
    Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs sees a Canadian serial killer investigated in the U.S. (Vancouver Public Library)
  7. Bones Never Lie, Kathy Reichs​ (2014)
    When a serial killer previously responsible for a string of kidnappings and murders in Canada resurfaces in the United States, Tempe Brennan is called in to pursue a deadly predator.

  8. Luminaries, Eleanor Catton (2013)
    Governor General Literary Award 2013, Man Booker Prize 2013
    Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 to seek his fortune in the goldfields, Walter Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.
    Ru by Kim Thúy has been a runaway success around the world. (Vancouver Public Library)
  9. Ru, Kim Thúy (2012)
    Canada Reads 2015, Governor General's Award for French language fiction 2010
    A runaway bestseller in Quebec, with foreign rights sold to 15 countries around the world, Kim Thúy's Ru is a lullaby for Vietnam and a love letter to a new homeland.

  10. Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan (2013)
    Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.


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