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The Best of 2015

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It’s that time of year when all the ‘best of’ lists make their appearances. So we thought we’d share a few of the best books of 2015 as decided by a few trusted sources:

NPR has the most comprehensive list of all. They’ve shared 260 titles that both critics and NPR staffers have loved from this past year. And their website offers visitors a great way to sort through their long list… you can select from nearly 30 filters to find just the right type of book (including book club ideas, poetry and kids books). Looking for your next great read? This is a great list to visit.

Last week The New York Times debuted their list of the 10 Best Books of 2015 (selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review). Their list is diverse, short and sweet. It’s definitely worth a look for 10 great book recommendations.

Goodreads shares a best of list that’s unique in that it’s decided by the readers. The awards are broken up into 20 different categories. For example, at the very top of the fiction list is Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, the controversial prequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. And there are 19 other categories (even cookbooks) to search through, showing all the rankings in order of votes awarded. So for book recommendations… this list and its runners-up give you endless options.

And lastly, Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 sent their list of the 10 Best Books of 2015. There are a fair amount of similarities to The New York Times list, but it offers a few differences worth reading about.

Overall, there were a few books that seemed to pop up on most of the above lists. So maybe these are the best of the best? Happy reading!


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