I’ve read so few books this year that this should, at least be easy. My current count on Goodreads is 28, which will hopefully be 29 before January 1 if I finish Lord of the Rings in time. I’m currently around 45%, so we’ll see how that turns out. I should also probably note that a few of these were children’s books, so that count should probably be smaller.
I was about to link to all the others, but then I realized that all of those posts are in an unlinkable nether region somewhere in Palmer’s domain. Maybe I should dig them up, but I’m not going to because I’ve Moved On from the book blog. Except that I’m currently writing a post about books.
As in the past, I’ll list the books and rate them. Bold means I really liked them, italics means I didn’t like them, and no emphasis means they were good enough.
- God – Reza Aslan
- Senlin Ascends – Josiah Bancroft
- Cooking up a Storm – Staff of the Times Picayune
- The Black Tides of Heaven – Jy Yang
- Adulthood is a Myth – Sarah Andersen
- Syllabus – Lynda Barry
- Winter – Ali Smith
- Every Heart a Doorway – Seanan McGuire
- Wildlife – Richard Ford
- It Devours! – Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
- Last Look – Charles Burns
- The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents – Terry Pratchett
- A Piece of the World – Christina Baker Kline
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
- Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
- Found Audio – N.J. Campbell
- Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward
- Artemis – Andy Weir
- The Bird King – G. Willow Wilson
- Honor Girl – Maggie Thrash
- My Father’s Dragon – Ruth Stiles Gannett
- Christmas in Camelot – Mary Pope Osborne
- Monet Paints a Day – Lucy Danneberg
- Claude Monet – Catherine Nichols
- Linnea in Monet’s Garden – Christina Bjork
- The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree – Stan Berenstain
- The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien (assuming I finish it in time)
That’s definitely more wins than losses, which is good since there were so few.
And the winner, you ask? Probably Sing, Unburied, Sing. I’m disqualifying Lord of the Rings because I’ve read it before, or those three novels together might have won.
My least favorite, by far, was Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor by Lynda Barry. The format is awesome, and it’s colorful and super nice to look at, but it’s infuriatingly dumb.
Next year, I’m hoping to hit 50 again. 2018 has been busy, and I’ve been finding lots of stuff to do that doesn’t involve reading. I’ve pretty much stopped using Facebook, so hopefully I can invest my reclaimed time on reading – or at least something more worthwhile than staring at my feed.