Top 10 books I read in 2015

"Top 10 reads of 2015"


Well, another year has passed, and it was a massive reading year if I look back over all the colourful book covers I have on my trusty Kindle Fire.

Because of the writing journey I am on, I had decided to focus on non-fiction works in 2015, and I see that my goal was achieved. I did miss reading more great tales from authors I admire, but that will be rectified in 2016.

As ever, there were a few books which I did not finish, and I wouldn’t recommend these as they had major backstory dumps all over the books which slowed up the action dramatically. One of them could have done with a structural edit as it just fizzled out (and I waded through the treacle to chapter 10). Below is the full list of books I got through, with my Top 10 in bold

So, what was your favourite novel for 2015?



  1. Natural Selection – Stephen Leather
  2. Pentecost – JF Penn
  3. Under fire – Rachel Amplett
  4. Nameless – Joe Conlan
  5. Amazonia – James Rollins
  6. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown
  7. The Alchemist’s Secret – Scott Mariani
  8. The Skull Throne (demon cycle 4)- Peter V Brett
  9. Tipping point – Si Rosser
  10. When Eagles burn – Jack Hayes
  11. Dhungwana 2117: A captivating sci-fi novel: The Dhungwana Chronicles – Baibin Nighthawk, Dominick Fencer
  12. Uprising – Scott G. Mariani
  13. Riders of the Purple Sage – Zane Grey
  14. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Five – Douglas Adams (re-read)
  15. The Lost Relic (Ben Hope, Book 6) – Scott G. Mariani



  1. Wrecked – Jeff Goins
  2. How to make a living as a Writer – James Scott Bell
  3. The Kick-ass wWiter – Chuck Wendig
  4. Reader Magnets – Nick Stephenson
  5. Supercharge your Kindle sales – Nick Stephenson
  6. Career Change – Joanna Penn
  7. Outlining your Book – KM Weiland
  8. How to achieve your Goals and Dreams – James Scott Bell
  9. The Success Principles – Jack Canfield – Paperback – latest version (re-read)
  10. How to market your book – Joanna Penn (again)
  11. Business for Authors – Joanna Penn
  12. Making a killing on Kindle – Michael Alvear
  13. How to make a living with your writing – Joanna Penn
  14. 21-day Publishing – Michelle Stimpson
  15. Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story – KM Weiland
  16. Advertise Your Book For Pennies – Jeanette Cates
  17. Revision and Self-Editing for Publication – James Scott Bell
  18. microDomination: How to leverage social media and content marketing – Trevor Young
  19. The Success Principles(tm) – Jack Canfield
  20. How to Manage the Time of Your Life – James Scott Bell
  21. Orwell versus the Terrorists: A Digital Short – Jamie Bartlett
  22. The Dark Net – Jamie Bartlett
  23. Gotta Read It! – Five Simple Steps to a Fiction Pitch That Sells – Libbie Hawker
  24. APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book – Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch
  25. How to Make a Living with Your Writing: Books, Blogging and More – Joanna Penn
  26. Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting – Robert McKee
  27. The Writer’s Guide to Weapons: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction – Benjamin Sobieck, David Morrell
  28. One Summer, America 1927 – Bill Bryson


Did not like or finish

  1. The Lions of Lucerne – Brad Thor
  2. The Saladin Strategy (The Jack McDuff series Book 2) – Norm Clark

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