I only read 80 books this year. I knew I’d been reading less, but I had no idea it was only 80 until I counted them up last night. At the beginning of the year I set my reading goal at 105 with 12 of those being fiction and I did read 10 non-fiction and I consider that a success considering how many fewer books I actually read. A few interesting stats…
I read 51 women authors and 29 men.
The state I most visited was California followed closely by New York.
I read 7 Brenda Joyce books, making her my most read author.
And now for the FAVORITE FIVE BOOKS I READ THIS YEAR (in order)…
I’m not much of a memoir reader so I am surprised to find this my very favorite read this year. Reviewed here.
A historical romance that will keep you reading far past when it’s time for bed. Reviewed here.
You chose it for me and I was surprised at how much I loved this novel set in Spain in the 1940’s. Reviewed here.
I had no idea I liked magical realism. An enchanting read. Reviewed here.
Little Cee Cee grew up not far from where I live in Ohio but it wasn’t until her move south that she blossomed. Reviewed here.