My List of 2017 Reads

2017 ReadsFive 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.

Happy Reading!

NOVELS

Batman – Dead White
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Cyber Storm
Doctor Who: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams – Shada
The Flash – Stop Motion
Iron Man: The Gauntlet
Justice League – Exterminators
The Martian
The Smart One
To Funk and Die in LA
Wonder Woman: Mythos

Children’s Books

Moo
Sonya Sahni and the First Grade

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Captain Marvel – 1 title (Rise of Alpha Flight)
Daredevil – 3 titles (Seventh Circle, Road Warrior, Dark Nights)
Darth Vader – 2 titles (The Shu-Torun War, End of Games)
Doctor Who – 3 titles (Weapons of Past Destruction, Four Doctors, The Eye of Ashaya)
Iron Man – 4 titles (Reboot, War Machines, Civil War II, Infamous)
March – 1 title (Book Three)
Max & Charlie – 1 title (Max & Charlie)
Punisher – 8 titles (Punisher vs Bullesye,  Welcome Back, Army of One, Business as Usual, Full Auto, Streets of Laredo, Confederacy of Dunces, Circle of Blood)
Spider-Man – 2 titles (Miles Morales Vol 1 and Vol 2)
Spider-Woman – 1 title (New Duds)
Star Trek – 1 title (Starfleet Academy)
Star Trek: The Next Generation – 1 title (IDW Omnibus)
The Beatles – 1 title (All Our Yesterdays)
Wolverine – 1 title (Old Man Logan)

TEACHING RELATED BOOKS

surprisingly absent this year

WRITING BOOKS

Story Sparks

MUSIC RELATED

Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide: Volume One
Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide: Volume Two
I, Bificus
Stay Driven
The Song Machine
What is Hip-Hop?

NON-FICTION

Beyond Mars and Venus
The Untold Story of the Talking Book
Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio

MEMOIR

The Blue Satin Nightgown: My French Makeover at Age 78

RUNNING

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

Total Books Read in 2017: 55

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