Summing up 2017 in books

Happy new year!

I’ve done these year-end summaries for a few years now, you can check out what I was up to in 20162015, 2014, and 2013

Total books read: 216

2016’s total: 234
2015’s total: 286
2014’s total: 217
2013’s total: 223
2012’s total: 227
2011’s total: 171 



I like this female-majority reading that I’ve been doing, and hope to continue with it.


I was surprised by this one – not expecting that many new-to-me authors.


I know that technically comics are a medium and not a “genre” but it just simplifies things to put it as such.


I’ve been trying to read more of my own books and I think I’ve done slightly better this year!


Type of reading material

This is one statistic that really surprised me. Last year, e-books made up 57% of my reads and I thought I was on track for a similar half-half statistic this year.

I realize now that it’s because last year I read a lot of comics on Scribd. I don’t use Scribd anymore so this year my comics all came from the library, as physical books (my library has a great e-book catalogue but not really much of a e-comic catalogue).



A slight improvement from last year which was 32-68. But I will continue to try to make that more equal.

Decade published

The oldest book I read was published in 1817.

I read 39 books published in 2017!


Page length

The longest book I read was Voyager by Diane Gabaldon at 870 pages. The shortest book was Locke and Key: Small World at 32 pages.

Places visited in books

Thanks to these books, I travelled to many strange imaginary lands but also some incredible real-life places like Bangladesh, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, England France, Haiti, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad, Vietnam, and also plenty of states in the US like Texas, Florida, Michigan, California.

Here’s to a wonderful reading year ahead! Despite everything else that happens, we will always have books.

My Life in Books (2017)

A bit late to this but here is My Life in Books, a fun year-end reading round-up, which Adam at Roofbeam Reader posted:

    • In high school I wasSweetbitter (Stephanie Danler) 
    • People might be surprised (by):Mother of all Questions (Rebecca Solnit)
    • I will never be: Labyrinth Lost (Zoraida Cordova)
    • My fantasy job is: Witches of New York (Ami McKay)
    • At the end of a long day I need: One Week in the Library (W. Maxwell Prince (Writer), John Amor (Artist))
    • I hate it when: The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
    • Wish I had: A Closed and Common Orbit (Becky Chambers)
    • My family reunions are: Ministry of Moral Panic (Amanda Lee Koe)
    • At a party you’d find me with: The Mothers (Brit Bennett)
    • I’ve never been to: Hotel Iris (Yoko Ozawa)
    • A happy day includes: A Time to Dance (Padma Venkataraman)
    • Motto I live by: Coming to my senses (Alice Waters)
    • On my bucket list is: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe (Ryan North (Writer), Erica Henderson (Artist))
    • In my next life, I want to have: The Soul of an Octopus (Sy Montgomery)