#AMonthofFaves {My Reading Year}

A Month of Favorites is finally here! Traveling with T, Estella’s Revenge and I will be sharing our fave experiences from this year . Today, we’re talking about our Bookish Year.

My Reading Year

No. of Books Read: 33 so far.

Genre That Got the Most Love This Year: Mystery/Thriller. Last year it was Science Fiction, which still had a strong showing this year as well. My reading tastes vary wildly.

  • Science Fiction – 6
  • Mystery / Thriller – 10
  • Contemporary – 5
  • Horror (Vampires & Zombies) – 2
  • Paranormal & Supernatural (Ghost, Witches & Ghouls) – 3
  • Dark Contemporary – 3
  • Magical Realism – 2
  • Fantasy (straight up no chaser) – 2

Most Read Author: I read 2 books by a few authors this year – Stephen King (Revival and Finder’s Keepers), Joe Hill (Horns and Heart Shaped Box), and Susan Hill (The Various Haunts of Men and The Risk of Darkness – Simon Serailler #1 and #3). Last year – my most read author was Jo Nesbo, and I managed to squeeze in only 1 book by him this year (Nemesis – Harry Hole #4).

Suspenseful Books

How I Read: Audiobooks – 17; physical books – 7; eBooks – 9. eBooks are playing a much greater role in my reading now that I’ve discovered I can tolerate reading on my phone.

When I Read: I read the most books in February (6) and the lease in June (1). I’m a slow reader, and tend to average 1 book / week. But I’m also a moody reader, so some months, I just don’t feel like reading at all.

Fave Book of the Year (Just a Hint): I don’t have one favorite this year … I simply cannot choose. My list includes a book of short stories, a book about a psychopath, a contemporary novel about a young boy and a mystery that’s a part of a series.

Most Surprising Reading Thing: No historical fiction read at all – and I also didn’t read as diversely as I would have liked, which is why my Winter reading list is going to be entirely made up of titles written by authors of color, or that feature a person of color on the cover.


How I Blogged

This year, I focused on my fitness during the summer and shed almost 30 pounds. I felt all my energy and free time was dedicated to doing something, and my blogging habits needed to change.

I deleted ALL my blog posts during the summer – and then came back … slightly different. Gone were individual book discussions and posting every week day. Instead I post typically post 4 times a week now (M,W, F and Sun.) and I’m channeling my love of reading lists with more bookish posts like 8 Crazy Good Marriage Thrillers That Belong On Your Reading List or 5 Better Than the Book Audiobooks or  #ReadThis … 3 Books With Talent Stealing Bitches. And, I’m still maintaining the Master List of Book Blogging Memes.

Book Blogging MemesThe topics are a little more varied and I hope to start focusing more on Digital Lifehacks like How To Use Evernote As A Blogging Editorial Calendar.


What’s your bookish year been like so far?

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  19. Thank you for hosting such a fun and relatively easy blogging event! It’s been fun reading everyone’s posts. I’m so in awe that you post 4 days a week! wow. just wow. that’s so cool! What’s especially cool though is your fitness success! Congratulations on such a great win! I’m working at it so reading about other bloggers’ success at a healthy lifestyle gives me more motivation.

  20. I’m very much a whim reader as well. My total this year has been very low because there have been several months where I just didn’t feel like reading at all. My biggest reading months are always over December through February, so I’ve already seen things pick up of late.

  21. Whoooooo! Congrats to you about focusing on your fitness (as I write this comment- I have my yoga pants and sneakers on- going for a walk in a bit!)

    I adore mystery/thriller/suspense- I read my first Karin Slaughter book this year and wowza. Twisted and dark!

  22. I can’t even imagine posting every week day! 4 times a week is super ambitious too! I’m a M W F myself 🙂

  23. I don’t know what my favorite book of the year is either. I’m going to have to think about that more. I like the variety of posts you have now! Thanks for hosting A Month of Faves. I just put up my first post ever for this event.

  24. I love great mysteries & thrillers, Tanya; I’m so glad to hear that you’ve found some great ones this year! I was surprised that I found some historical fiction that I really loved; it’s not usually a genre I enjoy, but I’ve found that it just depends on the subject matter. I’ve also really come to enjoy audiobooks; I listen to them while I run and, while it’s taken some practice, I can stick with them now. Thanks so much for hosting the link-up; hope you have a great day!

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