Whether you are searching for a Christmas gift or looking for enjoyable reading for yourself during the festive season, there is a massive selection of literary fiction to choose from. So we have helped to minimise your research for you and selected five of the best novels published in 2015.

If you want to know about Anne Enright's latest work or are interested in Booker Prize winner Marlon James, check out IBTimes UK's pick of 2015's finest literary offerings.