2015 is almost over, and it’s time to look back over the past year in novels and in posts here at the Novel Thoughts blog. First off, here’s a list of the top-selling novels from the year:
- Elijah in Jerusalem: The long-awaited sequel to Father Elijah takes the top spot this year.
- Joan of Arc: The classic novel by Mark Twain remains a favorite among our readers.
- Father Elijah: The first novel by Michael O’Brien remains in the top ten!
- Dear and Glorious Physician: Taylor Caldwell’s novel on the life of Saint Luke.
- Ida Elisabeth: Sigrid Undset’s insightful novel saw a boost in sales this year.
- Island of the World: Michael O’Brien’s epic novel set in the Balkans.
- Tobit’s Dog: Michael N. Richards’ retelling of the Book of Tobit, set in the Depression-era south.
- Song of Bernadette: Franz Werfel’s classic novel was the basis of the famous film.
- The Spear: Louis de Wohl’s novel about Saint Longinus.
- We’ll Never Tell Them: The latest novel by Fiorella De Maria is a must-read!
In the Ignatius Critical Editions, which feature classic works of literature along with insightful essays, the top-selling five novels were:
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
On the Novel Thoughts blog, we had a great number of popular posts this year. Here’s the top ten:
- “A Warning: A Review of Kingsman: The Secret Service” by Meryl Kalieda
- “Christopher Lee and Morally Serious Horror” by John Herreid
- “Giving Nothing for Christmas” by John Herreid
- “Chesterton in Love” by G.K. Chesterton
- “The Wound that Heals” by John Herreid
- “The road to Auschwitz isn’t so long…” by John Herreid
- “Great Films for Kids” reviews of The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea by John Herreid
- “Love as Magic vs. Love as the Center of Life” by Roger Thomas
- “Killing the Dragon” by John Herreid
Here’s looking forward to a great 2016!