Best non-fiction of 2015

For my favourite fiction books of the year, go here.

I have always enjoyed reading non-fiction, particularly history books, memoirs, biographies and socio-political analysis. These are my favourite five from 2015 (in no particular order).

Rape: A South African Nightmare by Pumla Gqola
Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend by Arianna Stassinopoulos
The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
Goodbye Sarajevo by Akta Reid and Hana Schofield
Seminary Boy by John Cornwell

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Best fiction of 2015

For my favourite non-fiction books of 2015, go here.

At the start of this year, I aimed to read at least 60 books (a goal I reached in October). Looking back on my reading choices for 2015, I meandered through several genres, including science fiction, mysteries, political thrillers, historical fiction and contemporary fiction. In no particular order, here are five books I enjoyed reading in 2015. Don’t worry, no spoilers!

The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S.  Tepper
The Wide World Trilogy by Robert Goddard
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Granta Book of the African Short Story edited by Helon Habila
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

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