Books of 2015

Jan 03, 2016 by Michelle Denise Sodaro
So my book goal for 2015 was 40 books and I only got to 24 (or I got all the way to 24, if you want to do the glass is slightly more than half full idea). Here are the books I read in 2015: 2015 books 1. Public Displays of Affection by Sarah Donovan (fiction) -- Good love story. I felt the bad guys were in the story too late in the game 2. Killing Floor by Lee Child (fiction) It took a little getting used to the short choppy sentences, but Jack Reacher is worth it to get to know. Want to read more in this series. 3. Joyland by Stephen King (fiction) A different kind of novel from my Idol. Excellent story and characters and I think of it every time I see a ferris wheel 4. Book Launch by Chandler Bolt (nonfiction) Definitely something I need to improve on for my author life. 5. He’s Just Not that Into You by Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo (nonfiction) What the movie was based on, and just as helpful. I found this to be a good reminder to not chase people. If they want to be in your life, they will find a way to do so. 6. Time to Write by Kelly Stone (nonfiction) This reiterated the importance of a daily connection with writing 7. Concealed in Death by JD Robb (fiction) I am so far into this series I want to see it through. Also reminds me what I need to do with a series. 8. Dating Mr. Darcy by Sarah Arthur (nonfiction) This really made me want to reread Pride and Prejudice 9. Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jefferies (nonfiction) So many reminders of what I need to do to fully embrace my author life 10. 21 things you should give up to be happy by Chris D’Cruz & Alvin Huang (nonfiction) I have conquered 8 of the 21. A strong start 11. Festive in Death by JD Robb (fiction) I like how she keeps most of the story fresh (some parts have gotten a little repetitive) 12. Coptown by Karen Slaughter (fiction) Very intense read. Strong female characters that I just loved. 13. Supercharge your Team by Michael Ignacio (nonfiction) A beta read for a friend that equated teams and superheroes. Very clever 14. My Shenandoah Love by Jonathan Kieuper (fiction) a beta read for a friend. Beautiful story. Strong setting. Had me rooting for the protagonist the whole way through 15. Sweet Love by Rachel Hollis (fiction) Main character was adorably awkward. All about following your dreams. 16. Inside by Brenda Novak (fiction) Devoured this book. Intense and fabulous 17. Art of Work by Jeff Goins Teaching is my profession. Author is my calling. Working on transitioning from profession to calling 18. Imagine Self-Love by Reba Linker (nonfiction) I definitely need to work on loving and accepting myself 19. In Seconds – Brenda Novak (fiction) Very strong second book in series. Loved the continuation of characters 20. In Close – Brenda Novak (fiction) felt like an after thought. Very loose connection to previous characters 21. Love Yourself like your Life Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant (nonfiction) Simple but necessary message. 22. Obsession by Debra Webb (fiction) first in series. Strong female character. Can't wait to read rest of series 23. Teaching the Boss by Mallory Crown (fiction) cute love story. Transition of boss from asshole to good guy was too quick 24. Achieve Anything in just One Year by Jason Harvey (nonfiction) Daily things to adjust life. Good reminders So 13 fiction 11 nonfiction -- not a bad ratio...and since I no longer feel compelled to finish all books I start, these were all enjoyed and learned from (by reader-me and writer-me, respectively).