My Year in Reading 2017

This is the year I finally got lazy and stopped keeping my written list of the books I read. I might try to go back to it this year. You never know when Goodreads might disappear. All of the stats are from Goodreads. My top book are the ones I gave five stars and then the four star books I felt were the best of the rest.  I started the year with a 1000 page book and ended the year with a 700 page book.This year will be an easier start for me. So, here it is – my year in reading for 2017:

Top ten books read in no particular order

  • Strange Weather by Joe Hill
  • Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  • Revolver by Duane Swierczynski
  • Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick(I might have a crush and it was audio so she read it to me)
  • The Nix by Nathan Hill
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Honorable Mention

  • Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King
  • The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor
  • IQ by Joe Ide
  • Spoiler Alert by Michael Ausiello
  • Unbelievable by Katy Tur

Book I would most recommend

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. It was close between this, Impossible Fortress and The Hate U Give

Worst Books I Finished

  • Who Is Rich by Matthew Klam
  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera(though a teenager implied I was too old to get it)

Book I Dustbunnied

None this year. I finished History is All You Left me because it was for work. I’m not sure why I kept reading Who is Rich. I need to be better about abandoning bad books.

Number of books read: 104

Number of pages read according to Goodreads: 30869. I did the math and that averages to 84.5 pages a day. I think I can do better.



My Year in Reading – 2011

Top ten books read(in no particular order)

  • The Radleys – Matt Haig
  • Warm Bodies – Isaac Marion
  • Fifth Witness – Micheal Connelly
  • Zombie Wasteland Spaceship – Patton Oswalt
  • Buried Prey – John Sandford
  • President’s Vampire – Christopher Farnsworth
  • The Five – Robert McCammon
  • Feed – Mira Grant
  • 11/22/63 – Stephen King

Honorable Mentions

  • Shit My Dad Says – Justin Halpern
  • Queen of the Dead – Stacey Kade
  • The Dead – Charlie Higson
  • Gentlemen’s Hour – Don Winslow
  • Plugged – Eoin Colfer

Book I Would Most Recommend

  • The Five – Robert McCammon

Worst Books I Read – Two tied this time

  • Such a Pretty Face – Cathy Lamb
  • XVI – Julia Karr

Books I Fed to the Dust Bunnies – both by a favorite author

  • Satori – Don Winslow
  • Quest for Anna Klein – Thomas H Cook

Total number of books read – 120

Pages read – 35,370 plus some unpaged graphic novels