I probably read (or started and didn’t finish) less books in 2015 than any year since grade school. I don’t know if publishing one book and writing another had anything to do with it, but I hope I can find more time in 2016.
You’ll notice below my split between fiction and non-fiction is pretty even.
You may also notice that my book (Hope In Every Raindrop) is on the list. I figured since I read it about seven times during editing that I could count it 🙂
And lastly there are a ton of non-fiction books on there about marketing that you probably don’t care much about. But, I did read them this year!
Hope In Every Raindrop by Wesley Banks
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Truth About Drue by Krista Noorman
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Personal by Lee Child
Make Me by Lee Child
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Food Dare by Lindsey Banks
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
The Story of Christianity: Volume 1 by Justo L. Gonzalez
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
The 4-hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Small Time Operator by Bernard B. Kamoroff
Let’s Get Visible by David Gaughran
Book Launch Blueprint by Tim Grahl
The Book Marketing Bible by Norm Schriever
How I Sold 80,000 Books by Alinka Rutkowska
The Self Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide by Joel Friedlander and Betty Kelly Sargent
My TBR list for 2016
A few of my big focuses in 2016 are transcendentalism, stoicism, and religion. A lot of these themes are going to play a role in what may potentially turn into my first book series (sorry I can’t say more just yet!).
You might notice there isn’t a ton of fiction on the list, and that’s because I mostly read fiction off recommendations or when I’m just craving a great story.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (this is actually a re-read)
Leave me some more recommendations in the comments below!
The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Society and Solitude by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa
The Art of Work by Jeff Goins
Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (just about to finish this one!)
Okay, what about you?
What was your favorite book of 2015, or what book are you looking forward to most in 2016?
(Note: If you need a recommendation, you may want to check out what the most popular eBooks of all-time.)