A Roundup of 2017 Reads

I surpassed my Goodreads goal of 52 books, mostly due to audiobooks prompted by Dragon Lair’s audiobook challenge. This was the first year I’ve listened to them and although I enjoy the stories as I knit or do something else with my hands, I realize I don’t get as much enjoyment from them as I do a physical book. The words on a page just seem to absorb me more and there’s something so comforting about sinking into a really good printed book.

I completed most of my book challenges. Netflix and Books cancelled theirs about four months in and TNBBC was just too large with over 200 titles to match. The challenges made me read things I normally don’t: poetry, plays, non-fiction. I arm chair travelled Europe with Rose City Reader and I read several classics that I had always meant to thanks to Back to the Classics and PopChartLabs. I made a dent in my TBR shelves thanks to Wendy the SuperLibrarian, but I hope to make 2018 more about reading the books that have been sitting on my TBR shelves for years and only plan to do two challenges (GirlXOXO and PopSugar) and the 24 hour read-a-thons by Dewey and 24in48.

I hope your 2017 was full of great reads and your 2018 is blessed with even more.

My year in review:

Totals

Number of books read

78

Number of pages read

11,377

Number of hours listened

2w 3d 2h 10m

Number of male authors read

38

Number of female authors read

40

Persons of Color authors

4

Number of audio books listened to

43

Number of print books read

30

Number of digital books read

4

Number of fiction books read

75

Number of non-fiction books read

3

Number of American authors

37

Number of foreign authors

41

Number of challenge books

78

Number of books read published in 2017

4

Number of backlist books read

18

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