Every year, a handful of cynics predict the decline of reading. With movies, television, and video games all coming into their own, they say, books will inevitably suffer. And every year, they’re proved wrong. 2015 was one of the strongest years ever for literature, with more great books than anyone will have time to read. That’s a good problem to have, though, and you’re sure to find more than a few titles that will grab your interest on our list of the year’s most remarkable books. From novels to memoirs, histories to cookbooks, here are our picks for the best books of 2015.