I’ve just been updating my Books Page and am pleased to see I have managed to read 43 books so far this year. I’m still reading a few but will have them finished by the end of the month.
Here’s my complete list of what I’ve read: Books in 2017
I set myself a challenge of reading 45 books in the Goodreads Challenge, so considering the amount of travel I’ve done this year, I’m very happy with the result! It’s also been my first year of retirement and I thought I’d get time to read more books than normal but it seems I’m keeping too busy.
Once I’m involved in a book I get completely engrossed and surface only when I’m forced to. I can read anywhere – in bed, outside in the garden, in the hammock but not usually in the car, as I tend to get a bit of motion sickness.
I’ve read a mix of book types – on my kindle, real books and I’ve started listening to some audio books while I’ve been out walking or driving long distances on my own. I enjoy them too but find i need to be doing something, like walking or ironing, while I’m being read to , I’m not sure why that is!!
It seems like I’m fairly consistent from year to year, reading approximately 40 books a year.
I will read just about anything as you will see by my list, from fantasy, science fiction, classics, young adult, crime, dystopian and contemporary literature.
I must say I really enjoyed 1984 which I couldn’t believe I hadn’t read before. It just rang true for some reason!! I’m also enjoying Saga Land at the moment by Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason.
It’s been a great way to keep a track of what I’ve read since I started compiling my lists in 2014/15. In the beginning I wrote notes on each book but that fell by the wayside some time ago! I do try to leave a review on Goodreads if I’ve particularly enjoyed a book.
If you have any suggestions for books to read, just let me know.
What about you? Do you have a favourite book you’ve read this year?
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