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Year in Review meme - 2016

Friday, January 6, 2017

I stole this from LiveJournal, I did it there last year even though I never post on LJ anymore!

Number of books read in 2016? 81

Fiction/non-fiction? 80:1. What can I say, I prefer fiction!

Books by men/women? I think that I have more YA by women, which bears out in my stats: 61 books by women, 18 by men, two were anthologies with a mixture of authors. Wow, that's steeply in favour of women!

Most books by a single author?
The Robins - Robin Talley (Lies We Tell Ourselves, and As I Descended) and Robin Stevens (the Wells & Wong novels and short stories), Non Pratt, Susan Hill.


Favourite?
I loved Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom, The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield, and Ballroom by Anna Hope


Least favourite?
I rarely talk about my least favourite books on here because I think it's just too mean to authors!


Oldest?
Well nothing classic, for sure. I bet the oldest was about ten years old, whoops! Oh, maybe it was The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas?


Newest?
I read a lot of books on release, the newest would possibly be I'll Be Home for Christmas which I read just before Christmas!


Longest title?
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton, probably


Shortest title
Flawed by Caroline Aherne

What genres did you read in?
48 books were Young Adult, which says a lot about me as a reader! 16 were general adult fiction, and 9 were crime thriller types. 8 books were generally for kids, under which I'd include the Wells & Wong series.


How many re-reads?
None! There's way too many new books for me to re-read! I usually re-read one of my favourite books, but didn't manage that this year. I did read a different Patrick Gale book which I enjoyed - Rough Music


Any in translation?
I don't think so


Where did they come from?
35 were paperbacks, most of which I personally owned. 8 were hardback, some of which I borrowed. 36 were eBooks, most of which came from NetGalley. Two were audibooks, and overall, around five came from the library.


Favorite new author you discovered this year
Ooh, erm! Emery Lord, Lisa Heathfield, Graham Swift. The first two are on my "must buy" list when their new stuff comes out.


Bookclub books
My book club is a somewhat strange one, but I've started this year with renewed enthusiasm for it. Ballroom by Anna Hope was a book club book and was excellent, as were Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift and The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck. 

What are your book resolutions for 2017?
To make a concerted effort to read more every day and not keep checking Twitter instead!

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