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 Continue reading “Reading Tally for 2017”

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When We Were Orphans – Review

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

Published in 2000

Pages: 336

Genre: Crime novel

“It was the summer of 1923, the summer I came down from Cambridge, when despite my aunt’s wishes that I return to Shropshire, I decided my future lay in the capital and took up a small flat at Number 14b Bedford Gardens in Kensington.”

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro begins with a flashback to 1920s England from the protagonist’s vantage point in the 1930s. What follows is a strange and straining stream of consciousness that attempts to tie together the genres of drama, crime thrillers, and war. Such ambition could be lauded if it were successful; in the case of When We Were Orphans, however, the clues lead only to a disappointing conclusion. Continue reading “When We Were Orphans – Review”

Reading Tally for 2016

Happy New Year!

Many people are looking back at the year we leave behind and I figured that it would be appropriate to do here since keeping track of what I read in 2016 was what eventually began this blog. It started as simply seeing how many books and graphic novels I would read in a year since I had actual time to devote to recreational reading rather than articles or required reading while I was in college.

You will find below the total number of novels, fiction books, nonfiction books, and graphic novels I read in 2016, 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 2017 has to offer and have some very exciting reviews and editorials planned.

As always, thanks for reading!

Novels (Nov): 40
Graphic Novels (GN): 38
Non-Fiction (NF): 6

Total Books: 46
Overall Total: 84
Page Total : 24,866

Continue reading “Reading Tally for 2016”