I read a total of 76 books, novellas, etc. this year. I don’t think I wrote reviews for all of them. A couple were kids books that I reread with my nephew and at least one was a Thursday Tale.


Pages read: 6910
Time listened: 310 hrs 51 mins

Audibooks: 36
EBooks: 34
Print: 6

Male authors: 32
Female authors: 26
Multiple authors: 6

New to me authors: 47


It’s hard to categorize some books into one genre. Some may overlap, but I’ve tried to put them where I think they fit best. The question becomes, do I care that my reading habits are so skewed toward mysteries? I think yes, I’d like to see a little more diversity in next year’s list, especially in the non-fiction and classic categories, but mysteries will always be my first love.

Mystery: 42
Fantasy/Paranormal: 9
Picture Book: 9
Sci-fi: 4
Thriller: 3
History (non-fiction): 2
Cookbook: 1
Classic: 1
Romance: 1
Humor: 1
General Fiction: 1
Graphic Novel: 1
Memoir: 1


5 star reads

Armstrong by Torben Kuhlmann
The Serpent by Claire North
The Thief by Claire North
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny


Favorite new-to-me author: Claire North

Favorite new-to-me series/trilogy: The Gameshouse, but I finished all three novellas this year

Places I Read

I’ve just listed the first book/novella I read set in each state/country.


California – All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer
Illinois – Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Louisiana – Empire of Sin by Gary Krist
Maine – Dead & Buried by Leighann Dobbs
Missouri – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
New Hampshire – Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey
New Mexico – The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keeffe by J. Michael Orenduff
New York – Death Likes It Hot by Edgar Box
North Carolina – Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
Texas – Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
Washington, DC – Day of the Dragonking by Edward Irving


Canada – A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
Czechoslovakia – The Witch Who Came In From The Cold: Season One by Lindsay Smith, Max Gladstone, Ian Tregillis, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Michael Swanwick
Scotland – A Highland Christmas by M. C. Beaton
England – The Heiress of Linn Hagh by Karen Charlton
France – Arsène Lupin, The Gentleman Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
Ireland – Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon
Italy – The Terra-Cotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri
Japan – A Midsummer’s Equation by Keigo Higashino
Spain – Bookburners: Anywhere but Here by Brian Francis Slattery
Thailand – The Thief by Claire North


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