Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 in Review


It is the end of 2017 and I am exhausted (just like my fat cat was after Christmas Day). I'm not sure why though because I apparently spent the whole year just escaping into books! Here are some of my stats --

Total Books Read/Listened To: 115, representing 36,000+ pages
Non-Fiction: 12
Review Copies: 26
Books in Translation: 5
Number of Rereads: 36
Library Usage: 31 (some of these overlap with rereads)
Books From My TBR: 36

I'm quite proud of that non-fiction number. That's better than I've ever done in a year. And having my rereads number back up so high makes me very happy.

Here are a few of the best reads (and rereads) from my year:
The Shepherd's Crown and Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett
Conrad's Fate and The Pinhoe Egg - Diana Wynne Jones
The Invisible Library and The Masked City - Genevieve Cogman
The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo - Isobel Charman
The Hotel Under the Sand - Kage Baker
The Book that Changed America - Randall Fuller
The Boneshaker and Greenglass House and Ghosts of Greenglass House - Kate Milford
Meddling Kids - Edgar Cantero
The Wonderling - Mira Bartók 
A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie - Kathryn Harkup
Race to the Bottom of the Sea - Lindsay Eager
The Gates - John Connolly
The Screaming Staircase - Jonathan Stroud

I seem to have really enjoyed middle grade books and sciencey non-fiction this year. Fantasy as my genre of choice was a no-brainer. I needed the escape for sure.

Now for 2018!


These are the books that I got for Christmas and I plan to enjoy most of them this year. I'll also be doing my reading for the Back to the Classics Challenge, running DWJ March/March Magics (this year 's theme will be short stories!), and keeping this trend toward rereads going. I hope to at least get twelve non-fiction reads again and raise that books-in-translation number. Otherwise, I just hope to have as enjoyable a reading year as I did in 2017. It saved my sanity (mostly).

How was your reading year? What goals do you have for next year?

Closing the book on 2017,
K

8 comments:

  1. I was so happy to see The Screaming Staircase in your tops! :) Happy end-of-this-year to you! :)

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    1. I can't wait to continue with the series this year. It was so TOTALLY my thing. I can't believe I didn't try it until now.

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  2. I got the same Charles Finch book for Mary for Christmas. She's been enjoying that series.

    I need to read more Pratchett in the spring. I really do love his humor. I also have his essay collection that I need to read.

    Have a great last day of the year, and a wonderful new year!

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    1. I really like the Charles Finch series. I have been waiting for this one so I'm glad it was gifted because I think there's a new one in February!
      And more Pratchett is always a good thing. I think I might add each author's non-fic to my event this year too. Even those essays are highly entertaining!

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  3. You're going to be hosting Witch Week? That's great! I'd be happy to help in any way I can. Happy 2018, may it be better!

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    1. I don't think I'm hosting Witch Week ... ;)

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  4. Looks like you had a great reading year. Happy reading in 2018!

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