Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl.
Nell Freudenberger, The Newlyweds.
Alonso Cueto, The Blue Hour.
Peter Sis, The Conference of the Birds. Mostly illustrated, beautiful in any case.
Alice Munro, Dear Life: Stories. I can confidently put this on my list without having read it yet.
I was disappointed by most of the well-known novels to have come out this year, including the Tom Wolfe (unreadable, alas) and the McEwan (OK but not distinguished). Mantel is somehow too dense for me and I do not enjoy it, the fault may be mine.
The Cueto was my favorite of the lot.