Five years ago, I decided to start blogging about every book that I read over the course of the year.
This is an exercise that I would encourage anyone to do. Not only does it give you a chance to share what you read with an audience, but it gives you some pretty interesting data to look at.
I love having this collection of posts to look at, to compare what I read the last few years with what I am currently reading, to see any trends that appear, and to check to see that I am reading a variety of different material.
Here are some of the stats from the last five years.
2012 – 65 books total.
(16 novels, 33 Graphic Novels, 4 Hip-Hop, 4 Teaching-Related, 3 Memoirs, 2 Non-Fiction, and 1 on Writing)
2013 – 61 books total.
(14 novels, 37 Graphic Novels, 2 Memoirs, 2 Non-Fiction, 6 Teaching Related)
2014 – 78 books total.
(11 novels, 50 Graphic Novels, 3 Teaching-Related, 8 Non-Fiction, and 5 on Writing)
2015 – 60 books total.
(12 novels, 31 Graphic Novels, 2 Teaching-Related, 3 Hip-Hop, 9 Non-Fiction, and 3 on Writing)
2016 – 65 books total.
(6 novels, 51 Graphic Novels, 1 Teaching-Related, 3 Music-Related, 1 Non-Fiction, 1 Memoir, and 3 on Writing)
It looks like I should try to read more novels this year and maybe a few less comics. Maybe.
Either way, this post will be updated throughout the year every time I finish reading a new book. So, bookmark this page and come back often to get some information on some titles you can add to your own reading list.
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Doctor Who: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams – Shada
The Smart One
Spider-Woman – 1 title (New Duds)
Star Trek: The Next Generation – 1 title (IDW Omnibus)
TEACHING RELATED BOOKS
The Blue Satin Nightgown: My French Makeover at Age 78
Total Books Read in 2017: 7