Reading Tally for 2017

Happy New Year!

Another year of wonderful books, active discussion, and new aspects to the blog! My audience grew, I created Twitter and Goodreads accounts, added more content by beginning Music Monday posts, and continue to enjoy working on this blog. It is time again to tally up the thousands of pages, and dozens of books, while looking back at what I read. I find it intriguing to reflect on what I read this year and think about what was going on while I hid my face in those pages.

You will find below the total number of novels, fiction books, nonfiction books, and graphic novels I read in 2017, in addition to the total amount of pages, and what I read each month; the type of book is listed before the title and the authors are in parentheses.

I look forward to what 2018 has to offer and, as always, thank you for reading!

Novels (Nov): 35
Graphic Novels (GN): 8
Non-Fiction (NF): 9
Fiction (F): 3

Total Books: 47
Overall Total: 55
Page Total17,213

January: Nov: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis), Nov: Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel García Márquez), Nov: Sourcery (Terry Pratchett), NF: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou).

February: Nov: Snuff Fiction (Robert Rankin), GN: Ex Machina: Book 1 (Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris), Nov: A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens), Nov: Eric (Terry Pratchett), NF: The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli), Nov: Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman), Nov: A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness and Soihban Dowd), GN: Ex Machina: Book 2 (Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris).

March: GN: Ex Machina: Book 3 (Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris), Nov: Of Human Bondage (W. Somerset Maugham), Nov: Interesting Times (Terry Pratchett), GN: Ex Machina: Book 4 (Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris)

April: Nov: Gardens of the Moon (Steven Erikson), Nov: The Man in the High Castle (Philip K. Dick) Fic: Gods and Heroes: Myths and Epics of Ancient Greece, (Gustav Schwab), GN: Ex Machina: Book 5 (Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris)

May: Nov: The Last Continent (Terry Pratchett), Nov: A Time to Kill (John Grisham), Nov: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett), Nov: Sundown at Sunrise (Marty Seifert)

June: GN: Saga: Volume 7 (Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples), Nov: The Gunslinger (Stephen King), Nov: When We Were Orphans (Kazuo Ishiguro), Nov: American Gods (Neil Gaiman)

July: NF: Wishful Drinking (Carrie Fisher), Nov: In the Woods (Tana French), Nov: Equal Rites (Terry Pratchett), Nov: The Lowland (Jhumpa Lahiri)

August: GN: Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction (Mike Mignola and John Byrne), NF: Why Translation Matters (Edith Grossman), Nov: Consider Phlebas (Iain M. Banks), Nov: Wyrd Sisters (Terry Prachett)

September: Fic: The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri), NF: Blue Like Jazz (Donald Miller), Fic: The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories (Isaac Asimov), Nov: Mort (Terry Pratchett)

October: NF: Killing Monsters (Gerard Jones), Nov: A Wizard of Earthsea (Usula K. Le Guin), Nov: The Autumn of the Patriarch (Gabriel García Márquez), Nov: Witches Abroad (Terry Pratchett), NF: Louis Armstrong (Hugues Panassié)

November: Nov: River God (Wilbur Smith), Nov: The Voyage of the Narwhal (Andrea Barrett), Nov: Lords and Ladies (Terry Pratchett), NF: On Writing (Stephen King)

December: GN: Murder Mysteries (Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell), Nov: The History of Love (Nicole Krauss), Nov: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky), Nov: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde),  NF: Cabinet of Curiosities (Guillermo del Toro and Marc Scott Zicree), Nov: Geek Love (Katherine Dunn)

Previously: Reading Tally for 2016

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7 thoughts on “Reading Tally for 2017

    1. Thank you!

      I don’t mind my Twitter too much, but it is probably the account I give the least attention to; I have it set up on here to automatically tweet when I publish a new post, so I figure it is just another possible avenue for people to find the blog. I communicate with a few of my fellow bloggers on there as well, but mostly stick to the main site.

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  1. That’s a nice collection of finished titles there. I keep thinking I ought to get to Ex Machina, but I’ve got a lot of other Vaughn stuff to get through as is. And goodness, you’re all over the place with the Discworld series! Any particular reason for that? I know you don’t have to read the series in order, I’m just curious.

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      1. Ah, that makes sense! I had trouble seeing the order. I was tempted to do that with my read-through of Discworld to get to the Death and Night Watch books sooner, but in the end I couldn’t bring myself to skip things over.

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      2. Yeah, I read all of the Death books and most of the Night Watch in 2015, then finished last year, went on to Rincewind and I’m now in the witches. There are some setbacks in reading out of order that I addressed in an editorial about Terry Pratchett and the Discworld series.

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