Happy New Year everyone! Following the tradition, here we go!
Books read 2018: 70
- Number of books is increasing (67 in 2017, 56 in 2016, 55 in 2015)
- I am ‘reading’ more audio books
- I am also reading far more e-books than paper
- This year I included (for the first time) in my list novel-length works of fan fiction (but not in my summary here).
49 fiction/21 non-fiction
37 e-kindle/11 audio/22 paper print
Longest paper book:
The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
Shortest paper book:
The Importance of being Ernest – Oscar Wilde
Continued my love-affair with the Mary Russell series
Finished The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Finally read the 4th book in the Pagan series after a ten year hiatus
Read the entire Alanna: Lioness series
Began The Name of the Wind series
Five & 4.5 star ratings
(not including re-reads or fan fiction)
The Moor & The language of Bees – Laurie R. King
Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
Pagan’s Scribe – Catherine Jinks
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
Finding your purpose – Cindy Re Snider
Running Scared: Fear, Worry and the God of Rest – Ed Welch
Cross-cultural Servant-hood – Duane Elmer
Exodus for you – Tim Chester
The Revolution will be digitized – Heather Brook (absolutely fascinating)
Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts (read it while in India and it’s gripping and lyrical)
You don’t even know – Sue Lawson (an unexpectedly touching young adults sick lit)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo (gothic and delightfully creepy and got me stuck on the “hellfire” song from the Disney version)
The strange case of the alchemist’s daughter – Theodora Goss (a recently written adult fantasy literary novel I borrowed on a whim. I dare you to categorise it!)
“…everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head… we build ourselves out of that story.
… there was something inside her that was badly hurt. I couldn’t tell what it was and I didn’t dare ask.
Instead I simply said what I could to take the pain away and helped her shut her eyes against the world.”
Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
What did you read this past year? I’d love some ideas!