Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Book Stats

How many books read in 2017? – 54

How many fiction and non fiction? Two non-fiction.. 2 more were novels but based on true events..

Male/Female author ratio? 34 female and 10 men.. I think… Some names were pretty unisex and I didn’t look too hard into figuring it out.

Favorite book read in 2016? According to my 5 star goodreads ratings Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarians Love Letters and Break Up Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen, Refugee by Alan Gratz, Bear Town by Fredrick Backman, The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter, and Goodnight June by Sarah Jio.  I definitely would say Bear Town , Born a Crime, and Dear Fahrenheit and Refugee would be my top 4.

Least favorite? Always by Sarah Jio or 16th Seduction by James Patterson…

Any that you simply couldn’t finish and why? Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng due to it needing to be back to the library, Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman because I just couldn’t get into it, and Home to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigani because I realized I missed book 3! 

How many books from the library? 21 which is up from 15 last year.

How many books read did I purchase?  12 of the books I bought new/used this year, a few others had been purchased from library sales a few years ago..

How many were gifts? 2

How many borrowed from others? 0

How many were given to me for reviews? 6 were for reviews 

How many books read on kindle? 2… The Michigan Murders by Edward Keyes and Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson.  Kept collecting more, but I prefer books in my hand. 

Any re-reads? Yes… Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House Series)

Which countries did you go to through the page in your year of reading? America, England, Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Australia, Cuba, Germany, China, Syria, Hungary, Austria, Greece, Turkey,  South Africa to my best guess…

What states did you go through the page in your year of reading? Wisconsin, Georgia, Ohio, New York, Tennessee, Louisiana, North Carolina, California, South Carolina, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington, Michigan, Mississippi, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia.. I think J
Which book wouldn’t you have read without someone’s specific recommendation? Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, Double Image by Kate Francis, Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult, and Refugee by Alan Gratz.

Which author did you read the most of? Sarah MacLean.

What was your best reading month? November when I read 8.  Followed closely by December with 7.

What was your worst reading month? May, I only read 1 book.

2017 Reading Goals - revisited...

1. Read 52 books. – Wooooo… I read 54!
2. Complete the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.  It does appear more interesting to me this year. –
I completely never looked at it after I stated this.
3. Read more books that I own and continue donating
. – I did this! Tons of donating and more to come!

2018 Reading Goals

1.     Read 52 books.

2.     Keep doing Family Chapter Book Read Alouds.  We are currently on the second book in the Little House Series...

3.     Read more historical non-fiction.
A look back at 2016...

How many books did you read this year? Did you complete your 2017 reading goals? What are your goals for 2018? Which author did you read the most of? What was your most recommended book? Any you couldn't finish?