My Year in Books (according to Goodreads)

I read 30,195 pages across 89 books
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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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52 pages
We Should All Be Feminists
656 pages
Lethal White
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
339 pages

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing
4.63 average
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Autumn by Ali Smith
My first review of the year
it was amazing 
I finished this book a couple of days ago but just couldn't immediately think what to say about it in a review. I wasn't even sure how I felt about it. It really was unlike anything I had ever read before.

After giving it much thought - and there truly is a lot to think about here - I came to the conclusion that the book is brilliant. The more I thought about it the more I liked it. In that, I found myself in agreement with the Man Booker Prize c
Autumn by Ali Smith
it was amazing
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd
Blood Trail by C.J. Box
The Rat Catchers' Olympics by Colin Cotterill
The Written World by Martin Puchner
1984 by George Orwell
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Artemis by Andy Weir
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
it was amazing
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
A Death In Vienna by Daniel Silva
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon
Below Zero by C.J. Box
The Devil's Cave by Martin  Walker
To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey
it was amazing
Another Man's Moccasins by Craig Johnson
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
The Pale Criminal by Philip Kerr
Solar by Ian McEwan
it was amazing
Missing Person by Patrick Modiano
Black and White Ball by Loren D. Estleman
Circe by Madeline Miller
Macbeth by Jo Nesbø
Nowhere To Run by C.J. Box
Dressed for Death by Donna Leon
The Overstory by Richard Powers
The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
it was amazing
Kudos by Rachel Cusk
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Calypso by David Sedaris
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
A Venetian Reckoning by Donna Leon
The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
it was amazing
Racing the Devil by Charles Todd
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Prince Of Fire by Daniel Silva
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Resistance Man by Martin  Walker
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
it was amazing
Hell Is Empty by Craig Johnson
Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
There There by Tommy Orange
Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin
Don't Eat Me by Colin Cotterill
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Billy Boyle by James R. Benn
Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger
Presidio by Randy Kennedy
it was amazing
The Tangled Tree by David Quammen
Acqua Alta by Donna Leon
Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart
The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
it was amazing
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
IQ by Joe Ide
The Witch Elm by Tana French
As The Crow Flies by Craig Johnson
Quietly in Their Sleep by Donna Leon
Melmoth by Sarah Perry
Shell Game by Sara Paretsky
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
Godsend by John Wray
it was amazing
Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
How to Be an Urban Birder by David Lindo
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
The Children Return by Martin  Walker
Florida by Lauren Groff
A Serpent's Tooth by Craig Johnson

A Serpent's Tooth by Craig Johnson
My last review of the year
really liked it 
Time to check in once again on Sheriff Walt Longmire and the quirky residents of Absaroka County, Wyoming. This time there is definitely something rotten in the county but at first it is not clear just what it is.

The action kicks off with an old lady telling Walt about the angels that have been helping her out by doing repairs and chores around her house. It seems that she leaves out a list of the things she needs to have done and somehow they al


  1. I’m still hoping to squeeze in a few more books before the end of the year.

    1. Me, too. Three more weeks should give me time for six more books, although the holidays might interfere with that plan. (Obviously, my schedule isn't as busy as yours!)

  2. Great! It is fun to see it laid out like this. I have been putting off looking at mine on Goodreads because I don't consider my year is over yet. I wonder if they keep adding the final books we read.

    1. I'm not sure if they do. Guess I'll find out later this week when I finish my next book.

  3. Great layout, Dorothy! Good stats too. You read a lot and good quality. I hope next year's reading will be just as good if not better. :-)

    1. I have read a lot of REALLY good books this year and still have a few to go. I'm currently reading this year's Man Booker Prize winner and have a few more that I hope to finish before the end of the year.

    2. Milkman, is it? I read it was difficult reading. I wonder what you'll think. I look forward to your review. I'm still trying to finish my last book this year. I read in total the unimpressive amount of 10 books. :-o

    3. Yes, Milkman. Not an easy read, for sure. It has taken me all week. But it is very interesting. I hope to finish it tomorrow.

      As for your "unimpressive" total, you, I think, have a very busy life. It's a lot easier to run up the total if you are retired!

  4. Nice selection you have! Not a lot of overlap between us, a few though. We love, love, love, David Sedaris in my house, but we like to hear him himself, what's funny is funnier in his own voice!
    I need to keep track of what I read. I'll start in the New Year! And I'll sign up on Goodreads to help!

    1. I love Goodreads mostly for that reason - it tracks what I read. I've been a member for several years and it's always good to look back at what I've read in previous years and reread some of my reviews. And I totally agree with you about Sedaris. We always listen to his books on audio.


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