Happy new year!
Total books read: 234
2015’s total: 286
2014’s total: 217
2013’s total: 223
2012’s total: 227
2011’s total: 171
That looks about right. It tends to be somewhat evenly split between men and women writers. I want to work on reading more books by women this year.
About half of my reads are graphic novels and comics, which is how I manage to read more than 200 books every year.
This year I want to work on more classics, more short stories.
I’m a big fan of the library but I really ought to read more books from my own library!!
This was the first year that audiobooks made some inroads in my reading life. Not very much but I hope to steadily grow that number as the years go by, as for me audiobooks means going on regular walks.
I hope to read more consciously and get the percentage of diverse reads up to 50!
I didn’t do so well with translated books this year, a slight drop from last year which was 14%.
Specifically, I read 46 books published in 2016. The oldest book I read was published in 1901.
The longest book I read was City on Fire at 944 pages (luckily it was an e-book). The shortest was Faith #0 at 32 pages.
Here’s to a wonderful reading year ahead! Despite everything else that happens, we will always have books.