Yeah, sure this year sucked. I agree. In fact, I bet I had a worse year than you. But 2016 was a great year for books and reading. I read a total of 52 books this year, and that’s not including the books I put down (Girl on the Train, What is Yours is Not Yours) because they were too stupid or too boring to finish. I fell in love with mystery writing from the 1930’s and 1940’s and decided that working at The Snobbiest Bookstore in Seattle was not all it was cracked up to be. Getting fired from that low paying, demeaning job was probably the best and worst thing to happen to me all year. So… thanks? But good riddance to bad rubbish. Good riddance to 2016!
This year, instead of writing about every book I read, I thought I’d break it down a little differently. Enjoy! And please do some research about titles you are interested in reading. I didn’t write the authors name next to each book because I’m lazy.
Books are awesome! read!
Total Books Read: 52 Re-reads: 7
Total Fiction: 44 Total Non-Fiction: 8
Mystery or Horror: 15!
Favorites in Fiction: Swing Time, The Story of the Lost Child, Slammerkin, Rosemary’s Baby, Black Wings has my Angel, The Gap of Time, Ragtime, Desperate Characters, A Bloodsmoor Romance, Romie Futch… and many more!
Favorites in Non Fiction: Killing Pablo, In Other Words, Absolutely on Music, On Writing…
Least Favorites: Damed, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Boy Snow Bird, The Buried Giant
Oldest Book: Wuthering Heights, 1847 (I’ve read this book about once a year for the last twenty years. It’s one of my all time favorites.)
Biggest Surprises: Romie Futch, Desperate Characters, Little Tales of Misogyny, The Metaphysical Ukulele, Black Wings Has My Angel, Rabbit Back Literature Society, The Pets