I’ve always been curious how many books I read in a year and in 2015 it was 85. I was surprised by the number (I actually thought I had read more than this) so I had to go over the previous years as well.
- 2014 it was 65 books,
- 2013 I read 56, and in
- 2012 it was 53, then in
- 2011 60, but
- 2010 was the year I bought my Kindle and the end to paper books so only 2 books were read (according to my Kindle, not my library).
319 books in 5 years makes an average reading of 63.8 books per year, 5.3 per month or just over one book per week.
Of all the books I have read here are a few of my favorites (not in any particular order):
- Scorpio Races
- Wool (The entire Silo series was excellent but I liked Wool the best), by Hugh Howey
- Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldon
- Stephanie Plum series (its good for a giggle so I added it to this list) by Janet Evanovich
- Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
- The Hunger Games trilogy (these are the best when all three books are read), by Suzanne Collins
- Divergent trilogy, by Veronica Roth
- The Uglies series, by Scott Westerfield
- Leviathan series, by Scott Westerfield
- Ready Player one, by Earnest Cline
- Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell (I have to admit I loved this book but I never finished it. It hurt my brain too much.)
- Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer
- Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane, By Neil Gaiman
- Lamb, by Christopher Moore
- The Hundred Year House, by Rebecca Makkai
- The Magicians series, by Lev Grossman
- The Paper Magician series, by Charlie N. Holmberg
- Once Upon a Heist, by Ashley Hodges Bazer ( I have to thank Ashley for adding this much needed humor during a time when I needed it the most).
I have enjoyed reading all 319 books and I think there was only one that was written so poorly I had to stop. I deleted it from my Kindle so it wasn’t counted.
Some of you might think I consume books, while some may read more than I, but no matter how much or how little you read, it is the fact that you are reading at all that makes the difference.
Do you have any favorites? Please add them to the list below.