Happy holidays! With only four days left of 2015, it's time to list both New Year's resolutions and the best books of the year. This first post in a series of three is devoted to ranking the 5 autobiographies, memoirs, and nonfiction books I read this year. Although most were for school assignments, I thoroughly enjoyed each one.
Be sure to come back tomorrow and Tuesday for the Best Historical Fiction and Best Fiction books of the year!
Top Autobiographies, Memoirs, and Nonfiction of 2015:
5. The Return of Martin Guerre, by Natalie Zemon Davis
4. How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas C. Fowler
3. Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi
2. Unbearable Lightness, by Portia de Rossi
1. I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of Malala Yousafzai, who at 15 was shot by the Taliban for standing up for girls' education in Pakistan. In this incredibly enlightening and well-written memoir, Yousafzai details how her family was uprooted by terrorism, and reveals how fiercely her father loves her, despite living in a society that prizes sons. Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
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