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2016 in books

Each December, GoodReads thoughtfully provides all its members with a summary of "Your Year in Books." It's rather fun to go back and see what one has read, and the collage of book covers is always lovely.

This year I read 72 books for a total of 23,983 pages (although GR stats only count books read for the first time; including re-reads, my grand total for this year so far is 113 books!). One of my books was also read by 1.9 million other people (The Help), while another was read by only three other people (Promise Island, a good premise disappointingly executed). My shortest "book" for 2016 was 7 pages (a Ted Chiang short story) and my longest was 848 pages (a fantastic collection of women noir authors from the 1940s). Though again, that's only first-time reads; in actuality my longest books this year were Stephen King's The Stand and Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, both of which are perennial re-reads for me.

You can see my summary here -- and check it out, drinkingcocoa's Snape: A Definitive Reading is right there at the top :)

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gelsey
Dec. 15th, 2016 02:48 am (UTC)

I'm horrible at keeping my good reads updated this year.

teddyradiator
Dec. 15th, 2016 04:06 am (UTC)
The Stand has remained one of my all-time favourite stories ever. I love how he wove the threads of it into his Dark Tower series, which had a profound influence on my life and my writing.
kellychambliss
Dec. 15th, 2016 04:09 am (UTC)
Impressive! Quite a few fascinating titles there. You've reminded me that I want to treat myself to an Edith Wharton re-read over the holidays.
drinkingcocoa
Dec. 15th, 2016 02:31 pm (UTC)
Squee! I finally got your Goodreads page to load and then I saw what you meant by my book being up there. Kermit flail! :-)

Thank you so much for everything.
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