2016 Book Favorites and Stats


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

Title: Ethan Frome (Wisehouse Classics Edition - With an Introduction by Edith Wharton), Author: Edith WhartonEthan Frome by Edith Wharton. A classic that stands the test of time.

Title: After You, Author: Jojo MoyesAfter You by Jojo Moyes.  A worthy sequel to Me Before You, a favorite read from last year.

Title: Home (Myron Bolitar Series #11), Author: Harlan CobenHome by Harlan Coben.  These are always going to be favorites because he makes us wait so long between Myron and Win books!

Title: I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend, Author: Martin ShortI Must Say by Martin Short. I can only speak for the audio that Short narrated himself. I laughed and I cried.

Title: 11/22/63, Author: Stephen King11/22/63 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!

7 thoughts on “2016 Book Favorites and Stats

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    I love reading other people’s stats and need to do a better job of keeping track of my own. I loved 11/22/63 and talked about it so much, Carl read it. He was like you and didn’t like the ending.

  2. Mary says:

    I’m always impressed by the amount of books read by parents of young kids. Your list of favorites is so interesting. Yay for After You making both our lists!

  3. Lloyd Russell says:

    I would like to have a “conversation” with you someday about the ending to 11/22/63. I loved it. I thought that he could have gone in a different direction but, instead, stayed with the theme of the book. But I agree with you about the book itself. It’s in my top-12 all-time.

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