The Best True Stories of 2015

Posted by Ben Landau December  08, 2015

 

From the sinking ships to lost loves, there was no shortage of fantastic, fact-based reads in 2015. These are our favourite nonfiction reads of the year:

 

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisis Coates

We can’t think of any book from this year that was more timely, heartfelt, or important than Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. Every once in a while you have the privilege of encountering a book that has the power to change the world. This is one of them.

 

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

In Furiously Happy, one of the world’s most popular mom-bloggers Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. Beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, this is Jenny at her snort-inducing funniest.

 

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at 21st century love, but with Modern Romance, he takes things to the next level, teaming up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg to design a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. A Seriously funny and insightful read from one of today’s brightest comic voices.

 

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.

 

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history. Whether you’re a history buff or just appreciate a masterfully told story, this is a must-read.

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