Pop Goes The News — British author Paula Hawkins’ thriller The Girl on the Train has been named Book of the Year by Canadian retailer Indigo.
The bestselling novel, published in January, beat more than 30,000 new books stocked by Indigo in 2015.
“We loved it immediately, and knew our readers would too,” said fiction buyer Kristi Reilly, in a release. “Thrilling and ‘unputdownable,’ it is the book that we relished more than any other.”
A film adaptation of The Girl on the Train — with the setting moved from the UK to the US — is already in the works.
Hawkins’ book tops the Best Books of 2015 list compiled by Indigo.
Furiously Happy by Texas blogger Jenny Lawson ranked No. 2, followed by Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.
The Library at Mount Char, the debut novel from software engineer Scott Hawkins, is in the No. 4 spot on the Indigo list and Stranger Than We Can Imagine by John Higgs placed fifth.
The rest of the top 10 is made up of We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Human of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton; Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum; Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf; and Nimona by Noelle Stevenson.
No Canadian books made the top 10.
The other 40 books on the list include works by entrepreneur Elon Musk, Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin, rocker Chrissie Hynde and actress Kate Mulgrew.