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Books: The Best Books of 2015 According to a Panel of 10 Experts. Our Fifth Expert

<b>Wellington writer and editor Ashleigh Young chooses books she struggled with and which blowtorched her heart.</b><p>Some of the best things I have read this …

20 Best TV Shows of 2015

It has been another strong year for TV – indeed, our top 10 list quickly turned into a top 20 when the amount of quality on show became apparent. …

2015: Books of the Year

<i>Q&Q</i> <b>editors share some of their favourite 2015 releases</b><i>Compiled by editor Sue Carter and reviews editor Steven W. Beattie</i><i>SuperMutant Magic Academy</i> …

10 Holiday Gifts Every Book Lover Needs This Year

1. Knock Knock Personal Library Kit<p>This one’s a perfect gift for so many people: librarians, wanna-be librarians, obsessively organized people, …

Winter Is Coming: Books You Should Read

<b>Purgatory Gardens</b><p><b>By Peter Lefcourt</b><p><i>Skyhorse Publishing, 240 pp., $24.99</i><p>There's no waiting around in the lobby in <i>Purgatory Gardens</i>. Peter Lefcourt gets …

Holiday books: 56 fabulous works of fiction and poetry

Mystery/Thriller<p>Mycroft Holmes<p><b>Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse</b><p>Titan Books, $25.99<p>The legendary Laker turns his talents to fiction with this novel about Sherlock Holmes’ older (and, by Sherlock’s own admission, smarter) brother.<p>Dead Soon Enough<p><b>Steph Cha</b><p>Minotaur, $26.99<p>Los Angeles private eye …

5 Great Books To Read This December

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

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Sam Baker's books of the year 2015

The subtitle of this should tell you all you need to know: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less. No, not another decluttering book. Billed as an antidote …

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2015. (Ranked in no particular order.)

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Stylist's 10 best books of 2015

<b>Stylist has enlisted author, self-confessed bookworm and contributing editor at The Bookseller Cathy Rentzenbrink to whittle down a year of great</b> …

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The best biography and memoir books of 2015

Life in Guantánamo, Butlins and everywhere in between, Kathryn Hughes on this year’s highlights<p><b>Vote:</b> What was your favourite book of the year?• <b><br>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>The gestation of <i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i> …

Seattle Times’ critics best books of 2015

Our Seattle Times picks for the best books we reviewed and read in 2015 includes 16 works of fiction, 16 nonfiction, 32 in all. There’s a …

The best stocking-filler books of 2015

Forget quiz books and quirky almanacs, this year treat your loved ones to A Guinea Pig Pride and Prejudice or the Jeremy Corbyn colouring book<p>Having dutifully ground through improving literature with your book group, it’s time to kick back, relax, and read something you wouldn’t usually sample but …

Best of 2015: Non-Fiction Books

Continuing with our series of “Best of 2015″ lists curated by the entire <i>CCM-Entropy</i> community, we present some of our favorite selections as …

Fall in love this Christmas with a good book: Something for everyone - our critics select the year’s best novels

LITERARY FICTION<p>THE PAST<p>by Tessa Hadley<p>(Cape £16.99 % £13.59)<p>As a writer, Tessa Hadley is funny, precise, sensuous, and one of the best observers of …

9 bestsellers actually worth the hype.

Author: Harper Lee<p>As a standalone book, this was far from amazing, but serious students of writing or literature will be enthralled by the ties …

The best fiction of 2015

There were rich pickings from a host of top names including Kate Atkinson, Jonathan Franzen and Margaret Atwood. Plus we said goodbye to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and revisted Harper Lee’s Scout Finch<p><b>Vote:</b> What was your favourite book of the year?• <b><br>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural …

Dannye Romine Powell’s holiday gift books picks

Earnestine and Betsy were sisters who lived around the corner when I was a little kid. Every Christmas, they gave me a book –“<b>Black Beauty,” “Little</b> …

The year in books: what have the writers been reading in 2015?

Anne Enright’s The Green Road and Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life were among this year’s most popular books with our writers, Anna Carey reports<p>Sat, …

The 17 best books of the year, according to readers

Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards chosen by readers themselves.<p>Goodreads users rated books that were published this year in a number of genres; the highest-rated book in each was declared the winner.<p>Keep …

Aziz Ansari

Best crime and thriller books of 2015

From Girl on the Train to Girl in the Spider’s Web – a look back on a year that lived up to the hype<p><b>Vote:</b> What was your favourite book of the year?• <b><br>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>Books that arrive on a tide of chatter about …

Literary Prizes

The best books of 2015

<b>Select a category</b><p>Fiction<p>;<p>Nonfiction<p>;<p>Kids<p>;<p>Young Adult<p>;<p>Mystery<p>;<p>Sports<p>Fiction<p><b>“A Strangeness in My Mind,”</b> <b>Orhan Pamuk, translated from the Turkish by Ekin</b> …

42 Book Lovers' Gift Ideas For Women Who Can't Stop Reading

I like big books and I cannot lie.<p>Nora Ephron once wrote, "Reading is bliss." That couldn't be more true as December ushers in cozy winter nights spent curled up with a good book.<p>In honor of the holiday season, we've rounded up some of the standouts in the world of literary swag.<p>Without further …

The 18 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

Don't sleep on these bad boys.<p>In 2015, we were overwhelmed by the thoroughly kickass roster of new books on offer. We tore through some, and others we savored slowly. A few disappointed us, while many more thrilled us unexpectedly. Sci-fi, memoir, magical realism, short fiction, very (very) long …

The best history books of 2015

Anniversary accounts of battles for land and freedom, and Brits were exposed for the teary folk they really are<p><b>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>Historical anniversaries were hard to avoid this year. Two French battlefields, …

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No, Oscar Wilde probably didn’t die of syphilis

Oscar Wilde uttered his last words in Room 16 of the Hôtel d’Alsace in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris. The wittiest man of his epoch was said to have …

The Mary Celeste: 'A curiosity that has never been satisfied'

The true story behind the much-mythologised ship and its vanished crew.<p>In 1884, the ‘phenomenally successful’ literary journal <i>Cornhill Magazine</i> …

Framing

Rarely seen WWI diaries reveal agony of ignominious British defeat

Moving account chronicling agonies suffered by British troops during six-month WWI siege of Kut-al-Amara published in full for first time<p>It was one of the British Army’s worst defeats of the First World War, with starving troops forced to eat their own horses and thousands more killed during an …

The Bermuda Triangle: Whatever became of the myth

Seventy years after the disappearance of five planes in the Atlantic, Giles Milton investigates one of the world’s most enduring aviation mysteries<p>The message picked up by the control tower was as bizarre as it was alarming. “Everything looks strange,” said the pilot. “It looks like we’re entering …