MY YEAR IN BOOKS: NUMBERS, FAVORITES, & PATTERNS

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Today I’m inspired by those who are posting about the books they loved the most, which ones captured their interest more than others…and stats.  Yes, stats.

Like Elizabeth, at Silver’s Reviews, who wrote a wrap-up of what she read this year, and examined her favorite authors and genres.

Of course, I had to take a look at my Read in 2015 page.

I am happy that, in the year 2009 when I created this blog, I started tracking my reading through my pages.

Here’s what I discovered about my activity over the year, in terms of numbers of books read, as well as favorites:

January – 16 – (Favorite Book – Catch Me, by Lisa Gardner)

February – 15 – (Favorite Book – The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, by Diane Chamberlain)

March – 16 – (Favorite Book – Hush Hush, by Laura Lippman)

April – 18 – (Favorite Books: Lacy Eye, by Jessica Treadway, & A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler)

May – 19 – now that number stunned me! (Favorite Books:  Black-Eyed Susans, by Julia Heaberlin, & The Sound of Glass, by Karen White)

June – 15 – (Favorite Books – Crash & Burn, by Lisa Gardner, & The New Neighbor, by Leah Stewart)

July – 10 – this did not surprise me – house guests! – (Favorite Books – Pretty Baby, by Mary Kubica, & The Murderer’s Daughter, by Jonathan Kellerman)

August – 14 – (Favorite Books – The Mistake I Made, by Paula Daly, & The Summer Girls, by Mary Alice Monroe)

September – 12 – (Favorite Book -Pretending to Dance, by Diane Chamberlain)

October – 14 – (Favorite Book – Smoke, by Catherine McKenzie, & Corrupted, by Lisa Scottoline)

November – 11 – (Favorite Book – The Perfect Son, by Barbara Claypole White).

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I think it’s interesting that most of my favorites came from authors I have read and enjoyed in the past.  But one favorite came from a new-to-me author:  Lacy Eye, by Jessica Treadway.

What does that tell me?  That I shouldn’t be afraid to try new authors.  Yes, I’ve ranted about those who disappointed me, but then there are those who bring treasures…and become favorite, go-to authors.

What have you discovered about your reading choices, favorite authors, and favorite books?

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8 thoughts on “MY YEAR IN BOOKS: NUMBERS, FAVORITES, & PATTERNS

  1. Jumping up and down when I saw The Perfect Son as your fav of November! So fell in love with that book. I’ve read heaps more new to me authors since I started book blogging, but once I find an author I love they are on my must read list ever more.

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    • Thanks, Kathryn, glad you loved it, too…it wasn’t hard to pick my favorite, even though there were several contenders for the month. When I discover a new author and enjoy one or two of her books (yes, they are usually female), I have to read everything they write.

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    • Oh, yes, Cleopatra, so we can avoid the author in the future! Oops, that sounded bad. Sometimes an author we don’t really like in one book can bring a treasure in another.

      Like Chris Bohjalian. I loved his book Midwives, but couldn’t even finish The Sandcastle Girls. But now I’m reading his new one, The Guest Room, and so far so good.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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