The Books of 2015

This week’s blog post is devoted to ‘the books’ of 2015.


Amazon’s Best-Selling Book of 2015 – The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl On The Train

As the title suggests the story is about a girl on a train. She spies on people apparently. No doubt many of you have already read The Girl On The Train. I am looking forward to reading it.


Most Anticipated Book of 2015 – Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set A Watchman

55-years after the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee published her 2nd novel to much fanfare. It has had mixed reviews to date.


Best-Selling Erotic Novel of 2015 – Grey By E.L. James


Not only is the follow-up to the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy the best-selling erotic novel of 2015, it is also the 2nd highest selling ebook of the year. Note to Santa: Bring me Grey this Christmas and you’ll never grace my chimney again.


Biography of the Year (unofficial) – The Wright Brothers By David McCullough

The Wright Brothers

Written by 2-time Pulitzer Prize Winner David McCullough, The Wright Brothers tells the story of how Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the world’s first successful aeroplane (i.e. could fly).


Nonfiction Book of 2015 (unofficial – excl. biographies) – Dead Wake By Erik Larson

Dead Wake

The author examines the fate of the Lusitania, which was infamously torpedoed by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland during WWI. It is a No.1 New York Bestseller.


Best-Selling Children’s Book of 2015 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School By Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

This, the 10th book in the popular series, sees the protagonist’s town faced with a technology ban.


Best Debut Goodreads Author – Victoria Aveyard for Red Queen

Red Queen

Red Queen is a work of YA Fiction about a world divided by blood – red and silver blood apparently.


Christmas-Themed Release of 2015 – A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

A Boy Called Christmas

Billed as the true story of Father Christmas, A Boy Called Christmas was published last month (November).


My Predicted No.1 UK Best-Seller this Christmas – Leading by Alex Ferguson with Michael Moritz


Published back in September, Leading is about leadership, management and the pursuit of success; things Alex Ferguson knew a fair bit about.


Interesting Facts (well I thought so anyway)

The top 10 best-sellers on Kobo in 2015 were all written by women.

The best-selling book in the UK last week (ending: Dec 5th) was Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams.


I am hoping that my latest novel, Symbiosis will turn out to be one of the books of 2016. It is a Psychological Thriller about identical twin girls called Talulah and Taliah.

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  • A great idea for a blog post, Guy. I read ‘The Girl on the Train’ and gave it three stars as I had mixed feelings about it. Re ‘Grey’, I read the trilogy because I was curious what all the fuss was about but I don’t see the point in a book which is all sex and no plot – it just gets boring. Therefore, I won’t be reading ‘Grey’ either.

    • You are the only person I know who has read The Girl on the Train. I thought this was a good idea for a post too Heather, but it has had hardly any visitors so far. Maybe everyone is out Christmas shopping.

  • I won’t give you Grey for Xmas Guy if you promise not to give it to me. Think The Wright Brothers appeals to me the most out of these! There are so many YA readers on goodreads I’m not surprised they chose that book – Red Queen.

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