Amazon releases top books of 2015 ‘so far’

Looking to stock up your library for the backyard, beach or poolside this summer? Amazon has released its picks of the best books of 2015 so far, giving top nods to "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald.

Books that make the list are hand selected by Amazon's editorial team and include titles published between January and June of this year.

"H is for Hawk" chronicles Macdonald's passage from bereavement to healing through her work as a falconer with one of the most vicious birds of prey, the goshawk.

Amazon calls the book "enthralling from the first page."

Here's Amazon's annual mid-year round-up of the best books so far in 2015: – AFP, June 25, 2015.

1. "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald

2. "An Ember in the Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir

3. "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of Lusitania" by Erik Larson

4. "Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America" by Jill Leovy

5. "The Sympathizer" by Viet Than Nguyen

6. "All the Old Knives: A Novel" by Olen Steinhauer

7. "Saint Mazie: A Novel" by Jamie Attenber

8. "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough

9. "The Book of Speculation: A Novel" by Erika Swyler

10. "Green on Blue: A Novel" by Elliot Ackerman

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