Another year, another quiet January on the blogging front. As I’m sure you know as well, it’s so hard getting back into the swing of writing after a month and a half of eating and shopping, but I’ve been at this four years now, so I’m not about to give up now. So, for the second year in a row, I present a look back at my year in books.
If 2014 was a wild year for me in terms of reading, 2015 was even crazier! I read 35 books last year, up from 25 books in 2014, and waaay up from reading 17 books in 2013. And once again I found my reading habits changing.
This time last year I bragged about reading less young adult (I read 8 out of 25 books, or roughly 32%). In 2015, I embraced the YA genre once again, and read a total of 17 young adult/middle grade books- that’s almost half the books I finished.
I continued reading books by familiar authors, such as Rainbow Rowell, Ransom Riggs, Ann Leckie, and Mary E. Pearson, but the majority of books read were by people completely new to me.
Some new favorite authors include Jeff VanderMeer, Naomi Novik, Jenny Lawson and V.E. Schwab.
I read 7 nonfiction books, including 3 memoirs, 1 travel guide, and 2 books on graphic design. I read one graphic novel, one collection of short stories, and five books for work.
An overwhelming majority (23 out of 35) of the books I read were written by women (yes!) But I think I need to do better picking authors from diverse backgrounds. With the amount of diverse voices and stories being released in 2016, I’m sure that won’t be too hard to accomplish.
Looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings my way… but I’ll take some recommendations too.