How has your reading year been? What types of books have you read? How much? Here’s how our bookish year unfolded.
No. of Books Read (… so far)
❧ Kim – 23 – Ugh. My reading goal was 40. Last year I read 45 books.
❧ Tanya – 45 / 52 which is about the same as last year. Last December I finished 7 books (same as the year before) – so I’m hoping I’m hoping to so the same thing again and make my goal.
Genre That Got the Most Love
❧ Kim – Science Fiction (12) by far! I started reading a bunch of older sci-fi series and then I couldn’t stop.
❧ Tanya – I read a lot more mystery (12) and fantasy (13) than I have in the recent past. Not far behind was contemporary / literary fiction (8), followed by Horror (Dark Fiction) – 6; Science Fiction – 4 and Historical Fiction – 1.
How We Read
❧ Kim – Audiobooks – 13; physical books – 9; eBooks – 1
❧ Tanya – To track this at Goodreads, I made a shelf for audiobooks, and another for eBooks. Everything else means I read the physical book. This year, Audiobooks ruled the roost – 29; eBooks – 2 and the rest, physical books – 14.
Books We DNF’d (Did Not Finish)
❧ Kim – I shared 3 Books That Got The A(X)e This Year…So Far in September – The Kind Worth Killing, Peter Heller; The Golden Son, Shilpi Somaya Gowda and Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi. Since then I’ve managed to finish everything I got at least three chapters into.
❧ Tanya – I’ve only given up on 1 book – Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales – An Anthology edited by Edith Datlow. I mean – there’s only so many stories I can read about birds. There are a few other books I didn’t complete – yet – I’m hoping I’ll go back to them before the end of the year.
Month We Read the Least & the Most
❧ Kim – In May I finished nothing but was busy with a new baby. In September I read 4 books.
❧ Tanya – For May I finished no books 😣 but in September and November, I read 7 books.
When We Read
❧ Kim – I get my biggest chunk read in the evening but only if I can stay awake. I listen to my audio books in the car or while doing boring household chores.
❧ Tanya – Most of my reading has taken place in airports and on airplanes this year. I took 30 trips – most of which were by air. I also had a few 4-5 hour road trips, which also involved listening to audiobooks.
Fave Books of the Year (Just a Hint)
❧ Kim – One of my favorite books this year was by that one author, who wrote that infamous YA vampire series.
❧ Tanya – I have quite a few faves already this year. The one I’ll hint at was an Oprah Book Club selection in 2016 and the author also wrote a book about zombies (which I also loved).
So tell us about the highlight of your reading year. And if you’re participating in #AMonthofFaves, add your post to the linky below.
// Comments //
I’m at 41 so far, so I’m about where you both are.
And I thought I traveled a LOT this past year! Wow! Did you have time to unpack between trips?
I love how thorough and succinct your wrap-up AND your method of tracking audiobooks/ebooks in Goodreads – brilliant idea!
I love this recap! So thorough. Tanya Patrice, 30 TRIPS? I’d curl up and melt into a puddle. I don’t hate flying, but I hate airports. lol
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