Reading in 2017 – A 6 month Review
A fair warning: I listen to a lot of audiobooks. I listen to them in the car, I listen to them when I’m doing laundry, I’m even listening to one as I type out this blog post. I also listen to books at 2X speed, because I get through them quicker that way. I recently tried to listen to a book at normal speed, and I think I almost fell asleep. It sounded like the sloth from Zootopia was reading to me.
I get most of my audiobooks through the library via the overdrive app. While I do occasionally purchase books, I recommend you use your local library to get your free media. Piracy isn’t cool.
I set out to read 75 books in 2017. I had assumed that the momentum I had in 2016 would slow down and I would be struggling a little to meet that number. By Mid March, I had bumped up my challenge number to 100 books. By the end of June 2017, I had 70 books. You can see the books I’ve read so far in 2017 on GoodReads.
So far in 2017 I’ve read:
- More memoirs – especially those recommended during the 2016 Goodread choice awards. These include Drew Barrymore, Anna Kendrick, Burt Reynolds and Lauren Graham
- Less Young Adult Series – I did read the 3rd book in the Red Queen series (despite having hated the second), but have not found myself binging on dystopian love triangles.
- Plenty of non-fiction
- A surprising amount of books set during or shortly after the world wars.
- A couple books where my high hopes were dashed.
My favorite book so far this year would probably be I Liked My Life (although it’s heartbreaking), All the Light We Cannot See (apparently I like sad books) and Dark Matter (exciting and novel to me).
What books should I read in the second half of 2017?
I think I need to read something lighter, or an addictive series.