My favourite books, films and music of 2015

Same format as last year, and the years before.

Books (most published before 2015):

1. The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)
2. Moby Dick (Melville)
3. A History of Western Philosophy (Russell)
4. East of Eden (Steinbeck)
5. Any Human Heart (Boyd)
6. Between the World and Me (Coates)
7. H is for Hawk (Macdonald)
8. Stoner (Williams)
9. Barbarian Days: a Surfing Life (Finnegan)
10. The Entrepreneurial State (Mazzucato)

Other good things I read: Strangers Drowning (MacFarquhar), Speak, Memory (Nabakov), USA Trilogy (Dos Passos), Purity (Franzen), Antifragile (Taleb), Post Capitalism (Mason)

Films (released in the UK in 2015)

1. Starred Up
2. Whiplash
3. Still Alice
4. Birdman
5. Margin Call
6. Mommy
7. The Duke of Burgundy
8. Citizenfour
9. Girlhood
10. Creed

Artists (for music released in 2015 and standout track)

1. Kendrick Lamar (Alright)
2. Skepta (Shutdown)
3. Kanye (Only One)
4. Vince Staples (Jump off the Roof)
5. Hot Chip (Huarache Nights)
6. Dej Loaf (Back Up)
7. Nicki Minaj (Feeling Myself)
8. Rae Sremmurd (Throw Sum Mo)
9. D’Angelo (The Charade)
10. Grimes (California)