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‘The Girl on the Train’ tops ABC’s ‘The Book Club’ poll

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Doubleday) has topped a reader poll by ABC’s The Book Club to select the five best books of 2015. Also in the top five were: A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara, Picador), A God in Ruins (Kate Atkinson, Doubleday), The Natural Way of Things (Charlotte Wood, A&U) and Flesh Wounds (Richard Glover, ABC Books). Rounding out the top 10 were: When There’s Nowhere Else to Run (Murray Middleton, A&U), These Things Happen (Greg Fleet, Macmillan), Salt Creek (Lucy Treloar, Picador), A Spool of Blue Thread (Anne Tyler, Vintage) and Go Set a Watchman (Harper Lee, William Heinemann). The top 10 featured seven novels, a collection of short stories and two memoirs. Five of the top 10 were by Australian authors. For more information, visit the website here.



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