Three lovely ladies are hosting A Month of Faves again this December. Yay! I thought it was a great way last year to get some posts scheduled ahead of time and also to remind me what I loved most about my year and my life at the time. There are prompts for most weekdays and so I'm going to try and get as many posts up as possible!
Tue. | Dec. 1 – – eg. Number of books read so far, genre you read the most from, picture of favorite (or most often used) reading location, most read author, % eBooks, hardcovers, paperbacks and/or audiobooks, hint at what your favorite read of the year is (let us guess), types of books you wish you read more of, month you read the most and least)For some reason I am reading more books this year than I have in recent years. I have finished 123 so far and have a couple in progress at the moment. The past three years have literally been 105, 103, and 104. Talk about consistency! I think this year's spike is probably due to graphic novels but I'll take it. It feels super productive!
I'm at 14 non-fictions right now for 2015 which is also making me feel super happy. In past years I've read 6, 6, and 4, so I've finally managed to reach my goal of averaging at least one per month. I really had to reevaluate which books would keep my interest.
My most read authors are, predictably, Diana Wynne Jones, Terry Pratchett, and Bryan Lee O'Malley. I wouldn't mind fitting one more Terry Pratchett in this year and I am already planning next year's DWJ March!
Trish asked Andi and I yesterday why specifically we thought that we were neglecting our own books. I looked it up and, so far, I had read 59 books from home (new, TBR, and rereads) and 68 books that were either library books or ARCs. This seems crazy to me when I have a TBR of 160+ books. If I replaced those library books and ARCs with my own books, I would get rid of my TBR in less than two years. This is definitely a big reason why I will #readmyowndamnbooks in 2016.
I'm going to hold off on choosing favorites until the end of the year but some of the contenders are
A Slip of the Keyboard
My Real Children
The Accidental Highwayman
The Last Unicorn
The Shepherd's Crown
Sorcerer to the Crown
The Alchemaster's Apprentice
So, how has your reading year been so far? Do you have any goals for the last month of 2015? I am going to try and just pick up books that are already in my house and that seem like they will be fun reads!
Pushing through the twelfth month,