It sounds great fun and so I’ve decided to join this year. Between the holidays, prepping for Christmas, family visits and my thesis I was wondering how much blogging I would manage in December. #AMonthofFaves gives you a schedule of daily topics to blog about and while I don’t think I’ll manage a post a day, short posts about favorite books etc seem a great way for me to do some stress-free blogging and look back at at the reading year.
The topic for today, December 1st, is ‘My reading year.’ 2015 has been an interesting year for me, I was reading more or less all year, but was so busy and blogging only irregularly that I read less than usual while at the same time rarely keeping track of what I read in the first half of the year. So I read at least 45 books so far.
The genre I read most from this year: Usually I would say crime, but this year I also read more fantasy/science fiction, a couple of comics and nonfiction. I suppose I read less ‘literary fiction’ than usual, but I don’t regret a thing!
Most read authors: Umm, I think I read at the most 2 books by an author this year. I read most by Noelle Stevenson if I count the Lumberjane comic issues as individual books. Managed two by Ben Aaronovitch and 2 by Nnedi Okorafor (heh but that’s only if I manage to keep from reading all of her others this year).
Ebooks, paperbacks, audio: This year was quite a change in that I joined audible and Scribd for audiobooks and ebooks. I’m really happy I tried both services, they provide me with a much greater choice in reading material than my small library.
The month I read the most and month I read least: I definitely read the most in October, readathon was great for my reading stats! And then I probably read the least during January and June/July because I was swamped with work and sick.
As for my favorite book (a hint): There’s been a few truly amazing books this year. Three come to mind right now and I’ve mentioned them all in blog posts. Can you guess? Let me know in the comments!
Now I want to know about your reading year! How has 2015 been for you so far?