Hello, lovelies! I’m sorry I’ve been so absent here on the blog. I’ve been drafting OUR DARK DUET, preparing for the CONJURING OF LIGHT launch, and safeguarding what little sanity I have left against the dregs of this horrific year.
I’ll have a new post in a few days about 2017, and what’s on tap on the book front, but in the meantime, I come to you as a reader, not a writer.
I read 103 books in 2016.
I didn’t set any particular goals for the year–I simply reached for what interested me at the time.
Of those 103 books:
81 were fiction and 22 were nonfiction. Only 30 of them were new releases, proving my reading tastes are as ornery as ever.
62 were by women, and 41 were by men, but only 15 were by PoC and/or LGBTQIA.
Of all 103 books, my top 15 were:
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (2016)
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (2015)
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (2015)
Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat (2015)
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronvitch (2011)
The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera (2017)
Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee (2016)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (2016)
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (2016)
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (2002)
Mr. Monster by Dan Wells (2010)
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Wells (2005)
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (2015)
The Siren by Tiffany Reisz (2012)
Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst (2016)
Books I’m hoping to finish before January 1:
Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The first books I’ll be reading in 2017:
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
House of Shattered Wings by Alliette de Bodard
More than This by Patrick Ness
This is the second year I’ve set a goal of 100 books, and the second time I’ve managed to reach that goal, so I’ll be setting the same one in 2017, with the hope of seeing a higher percentage of PoC and LGBTQIA on my end-of-the-year report. It won’t be hard, since there’s a wealth of wonderful work hitting shelves.