Another year has come and gone. At times it seemed endless, but now that 2016 is in the past it seems like it zoomed past. I'm nervous for 2017, not gonna lie. I'm also excited and hopeful. A new year holds so much potential, doesn't it? Happy New Year to you. Let's make it a fabulous one!
Thank you for hanging with me here at BBB in 2016. I hope you'll stick around for another year of reviews, giveaways, memes, and more. Interacting with you is what I enjoy most about this blogging gig; it's what makes this very time-consuming hobby so fun and worthwhile.
Speaking of time-consuming ... despite my efforts over the last week or so (I should probably make a resolution addressing my penchant for procrastination!), I am still way behind in writing reviews for books I read in 2016. I will be posting as many as I can in the next few weeks so I can catch up and officially move on to 2017. Bear with me, won't you? It's a blogging OCD kinda thing ...
I love reading people's end-of-the-year stats. It's fun to see what we've all accomplished during our reading year. Here's how 2016 broke down for me:
Total books read: 152 (three more than last year; 48 fewer than I needed to meet my goal of 200)
Number of fiction books read: 140 (92%)
Number of non-fiction books read: 12 (8%)
Number of adult books read: 104 (68%)
Number of YA books read: 20 (13%)
Number of MG books read: 28 (18%)
Number of books by female authors: 131 (86%)
Number of books by male authors: 21 (14%)
Number of books by LDS authors: 17 (11%)
Number of books read from my personal collection: 26 (17%)
Number of books read, review copies: 58 (38%)
Number of books read from the library: 68 (45%)
Number of reading challenges joined: 2
Number of reading challenges completed: 0
What do the numbers show?
- Although I read a little more non-fiction this year than usual, my clear preference is fiction.
- I continue to ease away from YA books. I read more middle grade and adult than usual. I'm not sure what this means—that I'm getting old? Maybe.
- I read a lot more library books this year than I have in years past. This is good budget-wise, but I have thousands of review books stacked around my house that I need to get around to reading. We'll see how it all balances out this year.
- I still read way more books written by female authors than male. Why is this? I really don't know.
I'm not making blogging resolutions this year. I, will, however keep chugging away at my goal to read 200 books in a year. It may not be possible, but it's fun to try. I'll also try to keep up with reviews a little better. I'm not promising anything, though. Beyond that, I'm just going to try to keep up with things around here. That's not always an easy task. At least it's one I enjoy!
How about you? How did your year in reading turn out? Did you meet the goals you set? Did you find any great new authors? What was the best thing you read in 2016? I'd love to know.
For my records, I'm going to list the books I read this year. Asterisks denote favorites.