Our Top 10 Favorite Books of 2015
If there is a greater pleasure than reading, it is recommending to others works by writers one loves. During the holiday season, we're extra festive, figuring out which of the hundreds of books we've read since January we liked best.
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There is something perversely exhilarating about stepping inside the restless mourning of the woman who gave us rock anthems like "Till Victory" and the memoir Just Kids. Whereas those works celebrate youthful passion, this book is an aching look back, an elegy for what was and can never be again. Yet amid the despair, there is Smith's enduring desire to love—people, coffee, TV characters—and her yawning hunger for life.
— Leigh Haber