2016 Reading Year

169.5 books read this year.  The .5 was a re-read of a half a book for my favorite parts, but I didn’t feel like I could call it a full book, 9 books I didn’t finish by plan to return to, 17 DNF’s.  +2 books I am currently reading.

54,063 pages.  100 books Jan-June, 84 books July-December.

161 books by female authors, 15 male authors, 1 non-binary author, 2 collaborations of male and female authors.

124 American authors, 13 by Japanese author, 10 by British authors, 7 by Canadian authors, 5 Native American authors, 4 books by Anglo-American authors, 15 books by Australian authors, 3 by Indian-American authors, 2 by a Nigerian author, 1 by a Somali-British author.

53 audiobooks, (21 audio, 16 audio/ebook, 9 audio/hardback books, 7 audio/paperback books), 36 ebooks, 35 hardback books, 44 paperbacks, 3 PDF’s from the author.

54 books under 200 pages, 116 books 200-499 pages, 14 books over 500 pages (all but two of my in-progress books are over 486 pages).

32 were from Amazon, 4 were direct from the author, 1 Better World Books, 3 Book Outlet, 1 Buy Nothing, 1 Goodreads ARC, 1 Goodwill, 1 gift, 7 Half Price Books, 95 from the library, 2 from my mom,  3 Net Galley, 1 Library Book Sale, 4 from Indie bookstores, 1 Thriftbooks, 1 Usborne, 1 previously owned, and 10 read as combos from retailers and the library (text and audio combo).

My five star books:

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne Valente

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Persona by Genevieve Valentine

Iron to Iron by Ryan Graudin

Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

The Truth About Stories by Thomas King

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Escapement of Blackledge by Melody Ellsworth

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Seraphina and Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson

Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdirch

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers



I’m a big DNFer, so I didn’t read many super low-rated books, but my lowest was the 1 star for Bitten by Kelley Armstrong.

Other low-ratings this year include:

Ridiculous by D.L. Carter

This Book is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows



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