There are two parts to this post:
- my top ten favorite books that I read in 2015
- your (as reader) top ten favorite book reviews I wrote in 2015
My Top Ten Favorite Books
I read 161 books according to my Goodreads–blasting through my goal of 160 books.
I love reading and would prefer to do that than watch TV, go to the gym, floss my teeth, pay bills, or do the laundry. I review a lot of the books I read, usually as part of my Amazon Vine gig, but not all. The book reviews on WordDreams are only one collection. Most of them have to do with the craft of writing or fiction in my genre (loosely including, tech, mystery, thrillers). I also review books on education, the military, and general for my other blogs. I collect all of my book reviews here, but it isn’t always up to date.
When I read for fun, I often read thrillers, mysteries, and historic fiction so you’ll see a lot of those on the top ten list.
My ten favorite books that I read in 2015 (in no particular order) are as follows:
- The Promise by Robert Crais
- anything by CJ Box
- anything by Craig Johnson
- Memory Man by David Baldacci
- anything by Daniel Silva
- Jay MacClarty’s Simon Leonidovich series
- Keith McCafferty’s Sean Stranahan series
- Ann Cleeves’ Shetland Island series
- Brett Battles’ Jonathan Quinn series
- Peter Bowen’s Gabriel Du Pre series
Top Ten Book Reviews
I reviewed 27 books in 2015, everything from The Badlands to The Zigzag Girl. Overall, book reviews’ are popular on WordDreams. I understand that because I love reading reviews of books by other writers. Here are the top ten book reviews based on hits in 2015 (Note: this isn’t just book reviews written in 2015. It’s based on visits to all reviews from the last five years):
- Killing Patton
- Killing Lincoln
- American Sniper
- Meeting Prehistoric Man
- Desert God
- The Tree Where Man Was Born
- No Easy Day
- Ender’s Game
- Killer Angels
- Death Ex Machina
Since I read about three books a week, I’m always eager for new material. What’s your favorite book from 2015?
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.