My Year in Books

According to Goodreads, I read 57 books in 2015.  My last blog post was on my top five favorites but today’s post is on my progress throughout the year and my end-of-year stats, so to speak.  My year in books can be found here on Goodreads.  It’s interesting to see what kind of reading I did this year. My shortest book was a picture book (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce- hands down best picture book ever).  My longest was apparently Shadowmarch by Tad Williams.  I would like to finish this series but fell seriously unmotivated this year.  That is a daunting series that will have to wait until next year.

My goal for next year will be increased in the 2016 challenge.  I will up my reading goal to 50 instead of 30.  I have written out the titles that I would like to get through in 2016.  My aim to read mostly rereads (books I’ve read before, mostly classics) and fantasy.  I started my career as a reader and a writer as a fantasy guru and since I began working in the library this year, I have discovered so many new genres and authors that I have strayed from my origins.  I want to read more fantasy this year.  Among the titles and series I’d like to explore is The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.  I read it years ago but had no clue that there were more books in the series.  I will reread it and continue with the other books (hopefully).  I also plan on hitting The Mortal Instruments series again.  I read the first three when it was supposed to be a trilogy then gave up.  But after hearing from other people who kept reading, I am convinced to give it another try.  I am also going to attempt to read Pride and Prejudice again as well as The Scarlet Letter and a few other classics that have been screaming at me from my dusty shelves.  Most important of all, I will be rereading the entire Harry Potter series for the first time in YEARS!!  The films have poisoned me, since I’ve seen them more than I’ve read the books, and the series really does deserve better treatment.

So there you have it.  Where I’ve been, what I’ve read in 2015, and my goals for the bright future of 2016.  I also plan to finish my novel in 2016.  In addition to all of whatever else life may throw at me, I think I’m in for quite a busy year!

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