My 2017 Reading Life: Stats so far

We’re halfway through 2017!! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by…like it always does. The days are long but the years are short, as Gretchen Rubin would say. πŸ™‚

Last year, I did some analytics on the types of books I read in 2016. I decided to do a post about this at the halfway point of this year and although I was not at all surprised by some of my reading trends, it definitely gives me some insight into what I want to read the rest of the year.

As of June 30 (so, halfway through 2017 and a month ago now, oops…):

  • I’ve read 57 books of my 100 book goal 
  • 35% of my books read this year were published in 2017 and another 33% were published in 2016. Meaning 68% were published in about the last year or so. CRAZY. This is due to reading book blogs, listening to What Should I Read Next, reading Summer/Winter/2017 reading guides, and The Book Club facebook group. When you’re constantly hearing/reading about people’s thoughts on new-ish books, those are the ones you seek out. C’est la vie. I’m not complaining about this – I’ve loved many of the books I have read, but it’s not helping with the older books on my TBR list. Erin’s challenge will help me out with that, but then I also have about 20 books on my Netgalley shelf and a bunch of suspended library holds to get to at some point. So basically, 2017 will be the year of new releases for me. At least there have been some amazing ones!!! I think this is something that happens if you want to blog about books and fully support Netgalley & interact with publishers and authors. I don’t mind sprinkling in older books with new ones – that’s why the new ones are being written, after all!!! 
Book Source:
No surprise here that my biggest source for books is the library. πŸ™‚

  • It’s also no surprise that I’ve read new books by authors I love. I devoured Louise Penny’s new book Glass Houses (thank you, Netgalley!) in a few days despite wanting to savour it a bit. The same thing happened with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I read a couple of books by Katherine Center, whose book Happiness for Beginners was one of my favourites last year. I’m actually planning to write a series on the blog about beloved authors – the posts are starting to come together, so watch for those soon! 
Book Format

  • I would normally have logged a few more audiobooks by this time of the year, but I spent 51 hours listening to The Count of Monte Cristo so I imagine I will have more audiobooks on my list in the latter half of 2017 
I’m going to share another post soon with favourite quotes from books I’ve read so far this year, so check back for that!!!

I mentioned this before, but the top 5 books I’ve read so far this year are: Beartown, This is How it Always Is, A Man Called Ove, Glass Houses, and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Honourable mentions: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The Lost Husband, Born a Crime (audio!), Maud, Tell me Three Things, Salt to the Sea, Red Rising.

What have your reading habits been like so far this year?

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