Best Books, Nonfiction, 2015

Kirkus released their picks of the 100 best nonfiction titles of the year on Monday, and we have updated our downloadable spreadsheet with their picks, raising the total to 252 titles.

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There continues to be very little consensus among the critics, with only 24 titles picked by 3 or more sources, which  makes the two front-runners all the more remarkable for being selected by 9 of the 11 sources.

between-the-world H is for Hawk

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates (RH/Spiegel & Grau; OverDrive Sample)
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (Grove Press; Blackstone Audio; OverDrive Sample) — Time magazine selects this as the number one of the year’s Ten Best Nonfiction. Coates’s book is also on the list, but further down, at #9.

3 Responses to “Best Books, Nonfiction, 2015”

  1. Mike Says:

    The link above is for fiction? Was the nonfiction list updated? Thanks!

  2. Matt Oaks Says:

    Yeah I think you are right Mike. I am looking for some last minute book gifts for Christmas, my mom loves Non Fiction above all others. I got her Red Blood, Yellow Skin and her heritage is steeped in Vietnam. It’s by Linda Baer, I think she will really love it, but I need a couple more!

  3. Mike Says:

    I found the updated “Best Books 2015” lists in the column on the right.

    Here’s Best Books, Adult Nonfiction, Collated (downloadable spreadsheet) — V3: