My Reading Year: #AMonthofFaves Post

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I was reading Andi’s Twitter timeline and saw that she was co-hosting A Month of Faves. I thought I’d jump in with my own Faves, though I probably won’t do all of them. Check out the Event Schedule.

Today’s theme is My Reading Year.

I can’t complain too much about my reading year, unlike last year. I forgot what a terrible reading year 2014 was.  I’ve read 59 books so far (out of 60 I planned to read for the Goodreads challenge). 9 of those were Lumberjanes, but that’s okay. In fact, I read a number of graphic novels and comics, including Through the Woods by Emily Carroll and Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton.

This year I discovered the “dime novel” genre with the crazy The Oath of Vengeance. I found a new real life heroine in Flora Sandes who wrote of her adventures during World War I in An English Woman Sergeant in the Serbian Army. I got up close and personal with two celebrities: Mindy Kaling and Aisha Tyler. I read new-to-me tales from my old pals Edith Wharton, Alexandre Dumas, and Shirley Jackson

During the RIP X Challenge, I read two different monkey related stories. I also participated in the Monkalong (The Monk Readalong). That was a lot of fun!

Numbers: Four of my reads were short story collections, which was a lot for me. Sixteen of my books read were audiobooks. I love audiobooks! Fifteen books were by non-white authors. Eight were non-fiction, five romance, ten horror, five mystery. I plan on breaking down my book stats later this year, so this is just a quick peek. 

So, that was My Reading Year in one short post! What did your year look like?

15 comments:

  1. Definitely putting Through the Woods on my TBR. Sounds spooky!

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  2. Sounds like you had a pretty good reading year! :) :) Thanks for joining in #AMonthofFaves!

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  3. I need to keep better stats. I started to one year but didn't stick with it long.

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    1. I just keep an eye on Goodreads challenge. I also mark on the review page if a book was audio, graphic novel, or short story. It's pretty loosey-goosey.

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  4. I've only read the first of the Lumberjanes series, but I'd love to read more! I need to add them to my TBR for the next Readathon (in fact, I'm going to do it right now!); thanks for the reminder! You've had a great reading year; 59 books is fantastic!

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    1. It's such a great series. I have to catch up with it soon. I just don't like reading them one at a time, because I hate waiting.

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  5. Yay - glad you had a better reading year this year :-) I wish I had read more short story collections this year.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. It's funny, I felt drawn to collections the last few months. I usually don't feel that way at all.

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  6. My 2014 was a bad reading year too. 2015 was better.

    I found a few new authors last year...Thomas Cobb was one as well as one of my now favorite authors, Beatriz Williams.

    ENJOY your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My A Month of Faves

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  7. Love Shirley Jackson! I really want to read Through the Woods, comics this year have been brilliant I discovered Princeless and the Lumberjanes. And now I'm so intrigued about the Flora Sandes story :)

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    1. Shirley Jackson is one of my faves! I feel like I'm running out of stuff of hers to read though.

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  8. Love your recap. Lumberjanes should all count twice because they're so awesome.

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