Here’s my year in books (with thanks to the Goodreads record keeping tool):
Of those, 63 were by female authors and 28 by male authors.
27 books were by Australian authors (21 female authors and 6 male authors) and the rest were from America, England, Canada, Japan, China, Vietnam, Pakistan, Ireland, France, Germany, India, South Africa, Norway, Turkey and Germany – the Around the World in 80 Books reading challenge had me reading widely.
I was quite the reading-tart this year, with 60 books from authors that were new to me in 2017.
Of the 91 books I read, 15 were first published in 2017.
I read 26 non-fiction books (15 of which were memoirs). Quite a few made my ‘best of 2017’ list but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the reveal.
I read only 24 hardbacks (the rest were e-books). I listened to 11 audiobooks – I had a copy of most of the audiobooks I chose – I guess I can’t fully commit to the audio thing! The stand-out audio was Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive – there’s something extra-special about an author reading their own memoir, particularly when the topic is as sensitive as his.
I read mostly contemporary literature plus memoirs, historical fiction, a couple of thrillers, two volumes of flash fiction and two YA novels.
Bookish Beck posted her winners of ‘Various Superlatives, Good and Bad’ – I’ve pinched some of her categories and added a couple –
The Worst Book I Read This Year: Nantucket by Harrison Young
The Downright Strangest Book I Read This Year: The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold
My Best Discoveries of the Year: Ann Patchett and Anita Brookner – why did I wait so long?!
The Book I Choose Entirely Because of the Cover: The Last Wave by Gillian Best
The Book That Made Me Cry the Most: Our Magic Hour by Jennifer Down
Tomorrow I’ll post my Top Books for 2017. I know you can’t wait.