I’ve decided to join hosts Girlxoxo, Traveling with T and Estella’s Revenge for their 4th annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – “a fun way to recap the year that was” – during the month of December. Today’s topic is “This is How We Read”.
How I Read
One word: Slowly.
So far, this year I have read 41 books and will be lucky if I make 42. The good news is that 42 is the answer to the universe.
In reverse order, here is what I read:
- Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout
- Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout
- The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett
- The Western Star by Craig Johnson
- Gallows View by Peter Robinson
- The Red Box by Rex Stout
- The Rubber Band by Rex Stout
- The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama XIV
- Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
- Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
- Dark Water by Parker Bilal
- Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
- Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbø
- Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø
- Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen
- Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction by Eric Foner
- Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin
- Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout
- Leaves of Grass: The Deathbed Edition by Walt Whitman
- The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett
- Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
- Prayers for Rain by Dennis Lehane
- Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
- Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans
- Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins
- The Rain in Portugal: New Poems by Billy Collins
- Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
- Sacred by Dennis Lehane
- Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane
- Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, edited by Marjorie Maddox
- The Widow by Fiona Barton
- Dearest Creature by Amy Gerstler
- The Dry by Jane Harper
- Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay
- The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brenda Brown
As I start the month of December, I’m at the beginning of a reread of The Lord of the Rings.
I mostly read fiction, crime fiction, with my most read author this year being Dennis Lehane, mostly because I read through his Kenzie and Gennaro series.
I get most of my books via Overdrive from the Free Library of Philadelphia, which I read on an older Kindle. I read seven books in both January and September and only one in November, but it was a good one, the latest Bosch novel, Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly.
So how was your year in reading? How many books have you read so far? Favorite genre? Favorite authors?