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Seattle Times critics’ best books of 2015

Critics offer the best books reviewed this year, 16 fiction and 16 nonfiction titles.

The best celebrity memoirs of 2015

Writing in The Guardian, Viv Groskop recommends some celebrity memoirs, beginning with:

The new trend? The hybrid memoir that is actually a manifesto, a diary, a collection of essays or even a long list of life tips. The best example of this genre is Spectacles by Sue Perkins.

Groskop describes other selections as “classic autobiography,” “for serious music fans,” “something completely different,” and “a personal favourite.”

A bonus: At the bottom of the article is a list of links to The Guardian’s other best books of 2015 lists:

  • Fiction
  • Crime and Thrillers
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Biographies and Memoirs
  • Sports
  • Children’s Books
  • Nature
  • Politics
  • History
  • Paperbacks
  • Music
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Stocking-Filler Books
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Novels
  • Photography

PW Top Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2015

If you’re interested in what books influence particular writers, the following authors discuss their favorite books of 2015:

  • William Finnegan
  • Maggie Nelson
  • Eka Kurniawan
  • James Hannaham
  • Thomas McGuane
  • Timothy Snyder
  • Andrea Wulf

Library Journal’s “Best of” Reviews

This page is the gateway to lists of the year’s best books in the following categories:

  • Crafts & DIY
  • Cookbooks
  • Poetry
  • Graphic Novels
  • SELF-e (self-published ebooks)
  • Top Ten
  • More of the Best
  • Core Nonfiction
  • Genre Fiction
  • Romance

32 books someone on your list will love

Mary Ann Gwinn, book reviewer for The Seattle Times, takes a slightly different approach for this list of the “best books for gifting” in the following categories:

  • Art and Architecture
  • Design
  • Photography
  • History and Culture
  • Nature
  • Mysteries/Espionage
  • Science Fiction
  • Local

A Duo from Maria Popova of Brain Pickings

If you don’t know the incomparable Maria Popova of Brain Pickings, here are two chances to get acquainted with her:

The Best Art Books of 2015

The Best Science Books of 2015