My Books of 2016

According to GoodReads, I’ve read 52 books this year, I might get another one or two in before the end of the year, and I’d argue that some are a bit short to really be books in their own right. There were a couple of audiobooks in there and Warren Ellis’s “Normal” was really a book in four parts, but they’ve been listed individually. It was though one of my favourites of the year as a whole.

The counter gets reset to zero on January first, and my TBR pile will probably be larger than ever but there are a couple of books I’m looking forward to reading. David Quammen’s “Yellowstone“, “Pathlands” by Peter Owen-Jones and “Spaceman” by Mike Massimino.

Are there any books you’re looking forward to reading in the near future?

4 thoughts on “My Books of 2016

  1. David

    That’s wonderful, Alan! Janice is the reader in the family. I enjoy reading, but I do it in small amounts. It takes me a little while to finish a novel. Janice, on the other hand, “devours” a book in just a few days.

    A short time ago, we were at a book sale and found a collection of vintage “Nancy Drew Mystery” books. Janice used to read these as a child, so we picked up what was there and she’s in the process of reading them (she’s on her fourth book, of the thirteen we found). We also found a large collection of “The Executioner”. So, we picked them up, also, and I’ll start reading them over the slower, winter months (hopefully). I also have a growing collection of Reader’s Digest condensed books, which I’d like to read through some day.

    We don’t have – or watch – T.V. anymore, so these will provide us with some entertainment during the long(er) evening hours.


    1. Hi David, I do most of my reading in the evenings too. Although we do watch tv, there’s not much on it seems. I’m familiar with Nancy Drew, although I was more of a Hardy Boys fan, and the Willard Price “Adventure” series as a boy. I’ve never heard of The Executioner books, so I’ll keep an eye out for those.

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