What I Read in 2015

Reading has become one of my favorite things to do. Over 2015, I had a goal to read 25 books. The year before I read about 24 so I knew it was “doable.” Well, I ended up reading…(drumroll)…29!

Being a writer, reading is not only a fun hobby but it also fuels some of my own ideas and writing voice. Since I love a great recommendation, I wanted to give you a listing of the books I read over 2015.

I was assigned to read some of the books for conferences I attended or the book club I was a part of. Others are parts of a series. One was even a book I read as a child! Let me tell you, you can get a whole new perspective on what the author was getting to in children’s books when you read them as an adult. Haha!

I’m not sure if I’ll make a reading “goal” for 2016. I may just read with no expectations and see where I end up! 

Please enjoy this list and let it inspire you to read more:

  1.   Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
  2.   Scary Close – Donald Miller
  3.   The Selection – Kiera Cass
  4.   The Elite – Kiera Cass
  5.   The Selection Stories – Kiera Cass
  6.   The One – Kiera Cass
  7.   The Heir – Kiera Cass
  8.   Wonderstruck – Margaret Feinberg
  9.   Jesus is Better Than You Imagined – Jonathan Merritt
  10.       Fight Back with Joy – Margaret Feinberg
  11.       Scouting the Divine – Margaret Feinberg
  12.       Paper Towns – John Green
  13.       Unstoppable – Christine Caine
  14.       Just One Day – Gayle Forman
  15.       Just One Year – Gayle Forman
  16.       Just One Night – Gayle Forman
  17.       Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott
  18.       Attachments –  Rainbow Rowell
  19.       Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – Mindy Kaling
  20.       The New Rules For Love, Sex, and Dating – Andy Stanley
  21.       The Power of a Whisper – Bill Hybels
  22.       Trapped – Irene Hannon
  23.       The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
  24.       Grace for the Good Girl – Emily Freeman
  25.       To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
  26.       P.S. I Still Love You – Jenny Han
  27.       For the Love – Jen Hatmaker
  28.       The Dollhouse Murders – Betty Ren Wright
  29.       The Heartbreakers – Ali Novak


Extra! Extra!

If 29 books aren’t enough for you, click the pic below for the books I read in 2014!


3 Replies to “What I Read in 2015”

  1. You should publish an audio book.

    1. Thanks for the advice, Andrew! I’ve thought about that or doing something on YouTube. We’ll see what the new year holds!

  2. Stacey Gallagher says: Reply

    Great list! John Green is amazing. The Fault in Our Stars is amazing. I passed it along to my granddaughters when I finished it. They were thrilled bc everyone was reading it! Bird by Bird is one of my fave books on writing.

    You might enjoy the lovely little book Quotidian Mysteries by Kathleen Norris.

    God’s blessings,

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