And so we close the book on 2017...
This hasn't been the most productive year in terms of reading or blogging, but it has certainly been the most stress-free.
- I did not accept any books for review in 2017.
- I did not join any challenges - not even the goodreads challenge.
- I participated in only a handful of events and readalongs.
- I mostly abandoned book reviews, opting instead for one paragraph reaction/ratings included with my weekly wrap-up posts.
- I pretty much read what I wanted, when I wanted.
Number Of Books Read
51 - same as last year. One book per week is a comfortable pace.
56% / 44%
A nonfiction record... due, in part, to the realization that nonfiction cures my reading slumps!
64% / 36%
about average for me
New authors/ tried-and-true authors
68% / 32%
5 - same as last year, but dramatically lower than previous years
only 7, but enough to complete my Classics Club 50 list and begin another
24 - 11 as audio only, 13 were read/listen combinations
nearly 50% of my reading included an audio component
Shortest & longest book:
How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen, 96 pages
The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope, 804 pages
Most popular & least popular book:
(based on number of goodreads ratings)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen - 1,198,837 other readers
Nagasaki by Éric Faye - 1,078 other readers
Most surprising book (in a good way):
The People in the Photo by Hélène Gestern
A book I'd never heard of, read on a whim (thanks to a goodreads suggestion) turned out to be a favorite of 2017.
Most beautifully written book read in 2017:
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
- Our #PalliserParty
- Completing my Classics Club list and starting a second
- The Southwest Florida Reading Festival and meeting Nathan Hill
- Nonfiction November
Plans for 2018:
No major changes...
- continue reading literary fiction, classics, and nonfiction
- post weekly updates
- join a few fun events (like Nonfiction November)
- participate in some readalongs (Did I really not do one with Care this year??)
- finish the Palliser series with Audrey
- celebrate Lakeside Musing's 10th anniversary
Thank you all for reading and talking about books with me again this year.