I read 68 books this year. That’s 8 more than last year.
53 fiction, 15 non-fiction. That non-fiction number needs to go up next year.
Of those 53 fiction 28 were by authors new to me.
45 female authors, 23 male authors
24 of these books were audio.
I continued with 8 series that I had already started (Cormoran Strike, Jack Reacher, Kinsey Millhone, Harry Potter, Lincoln Rhyme, Mrs. Pollifax, Myron Bolitar, Lucas Davenport)
And started 2 new series/trilogies that I will continue (Kick Lanigan, Charlie Cates)
I read 3 books for the Classics Club. I have 3 years to finish 39 more. (Ethan Frome, The Bluest Eye, Up From Slavery)
Oldest book read – Up From Slavery by Booker T Washington, 1900
Shortest book – The Croquet Player by HG Wells, 82 pages
Longest book – 11/22/63 by Stephen King, 849 pages
Most read author – Harlen Coben, Sue Grafton, JK Rowling each with 2 books a piece.
My 5 favorite books of the year
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. A classic that stands the test of time.
After You by Jojo Moyes. A worthy sequel to Me Before You, a favorite read from last year.
Home by Harlan Coben. These are always going to be favorites because he makes us wait so long between Myron and Win books!
I Must Say by Martin Short. I can only speak for the audio that Short narrated himself. I laughed and I cried.
11/22/63 by Stephen King. What a feat. I didn’t care for the very end, but this book, WOW! JFK would’ve liked it, I bet.
If you’ve done a year end list please put a link in the comments so I don’t miss it!