What inspires the Queen of Suspense? We asked Gillian Flynn for her favorite books of the year, and she gave us three picks: one as literary, one as thrilling, and one as dark as you might expect from the author of Gone Girl and the Edgar Award-winning homage to classic ghost stories, The Grownup, now available as a Kindle Single.
See Gillian’s picks below, and look here for more celebrity favorites. Learn more about the Amazon Books Editors’ picks for the Best Books of the Year.
Gillian Flynn’s Favorite Reads of 2015
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life continues the story of the Todd family—particularly RAF bomber pilot Teddy—from World War II onward. Some moments are spectacular and some are quite small, but they all combine to create a novel so perfectly complete that you feel you are truly holding a life in your hands.
The Fools in Town Are on Our Side
by Ross Thomas
Fools in Town twice this year, just as a gift to myself.
The Object-Lesson by Edward Gorey
The Object-Lesson has to be on this list. It turned up on my bookshelf in April, but I have no recollection of it ever being there before, which in itself feels quite Goreyesque. Accompanied by the writer’s ominous illustrations,
The Object-Lesson is a completely curious tale about artificial limbs, umbrellas (or bats), peculiar cakes, and a particularly dramatic reaction to a false mustache.
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