Thursday, 4 January 2018

Statistics for reading year 2017

Having had no proper internet connection, this will now be my first post of 2018, instead of last for 2017. A new year, new expectations and promises, but more about that later on. Now it is time for a sum up of 2017, where I managed to read 89 books. A little bit less than I hoped for, but I am pleased with the outcome.

I have been reading a variety of books. With my literary course I entered into unknown territory, but it opened up a new world for me. I could not imagine that old writings from the antique could still be so vivid and engaging today. I presume that is why they are called classics and good literature!

Best books of the year

In an earlier post on the best books read for 2017 I mentioned three books that stood out over the others; The Go-Between by J.P Hartley, The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears and The Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann. None of them exactly new. However, I did enjoy most of the books I read. There was one book I could not finish though and that was The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. I don't know whether it was because it was an audio book and I did not like the narrator, or just a lack of excitement in the beginning. Have you read it? What did you think?

Reading statistics 2017

Going through the books I have read, I realise I ended up with almost the the same number of books for fiction vs non fiction in comparison with last year. 75% vs 25% in 2016 and 73% vs 27% in 2017. Here are the stats for 2016. For 2017 it looks like this for number of books.

Fiction - 42
Historical fiction - 11
Mystery - 11
Total: 64

Non fiction 14
Biographies - 11
Total: 25

Sorry, could not manage to transfer a pie of the statistics, although I managed earlier years!

I wish you all a wonderful 2018 with a lot of reading and a good life!

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