According to Goodreads, I read a total of 92 books, novellas, etc. this year. I always think it’s fun to see how my reading breaks down. The numbers in parenthesis are last year’s just to compare.


Pages read: 11,374 (10,323) [Goodreads shows 22,896. Maybe it’s counting the pages in audiobooks?]
Time listened: 371 hrs 15 mins (242 hrs 7 minutes)

Audiobooks: 40 (26)
EBooks: 41 (37)
Print: 11 (20)

Male authors: 31 (27)
Female authors: 33 (46)
Multiple authors: 2 (2)

New-to-me authors: 38 (46)


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.


Chic Lit: 0 (2)
Classic: 13 (7)
Fantasy/Paranormal: 0 (1)
General Fiction: 2 (2)
Graphic novel/manga/comic – 0 (3)
Horror: 2 (2)
Humor: 1 (1)
Middle School: 0 (3)
Mystery: 44 (34)
Picture Book: 6 (12)
Romance: 0 (5)
Sci-fi: 9 (3)
Thriller/Crime: 6 (3)
Western: 0 (1)


Autobiography/Memoir: 1
Politics: 2
Faith: 1 (3)
Biography: 2
Science: 2
True Crime: 2
Self-help: 1

5 star reads:

Penguins Hate Stuff by Greg Stones – I didn’t review it on here, but trust me, it’s hilarious
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christies
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Favorite new-to-me author: I guess Shirley Jackson isn’t really new to me. I read The Lottery in high school like most of America, but I had forgotten about her since then. I need to pick up The Haunting of Hill House.

Favorite new-to-me series/trilogy: The Murderbot Series by Martha Wells is awesome, funny and brings up some interesting topics.

Places I Read

I’ve just listed the first book/novella I read set in each state/country. I think I lost track of some along the way though.

States 10 (12)

California – I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Georgia – Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews

Illinois – Something Wicked The Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Maine – ‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost

Mississippi – Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James

New Mexico – The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey by J. Michael Orenduff

New York – The Matter of the Crown by Linda Ferreri

South Carolina – Picked Off by Linda Lovely

Vermont – We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Virginia – Murder on New Year’s Eve by P. Creeden

Countries 8 (6) I’m not sure if I read more books set in America or Britain this year.

England – Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Egypt – Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

France – The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

Italy – The Italian Party by Christina Lynch

North Korea – A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa

Russia – The Bookworm by Mitch Silver

Scotland – Lost Books and Old Bones  by Paige Shelton

Spain – Origin by Dan Brown

How was your year in reading?


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