Another calendar year is in the books, and in just three more weeks, I will mark the completion of nine years of Book Chase blogging. I am really looking forward to 2016 and the completion of a tenth year online talking about books, publishing, bookstores, libraries, and any other bookish topics that might come up. I have greatly enjoyed the last nine years, and I truly treasure all of the friends and contacts I’ve made over the years. Without you guys (and the wonderful internet that allows us to so easily find kindred spirits) none of this would have been possible – or nearly so much fun. I thank you.
I’ve previously posted my Top 10 lists in fiction and nonfiction, but this is what the rest of the year looked like for me:
Number of Books Read – 118Fiction – 84:Novels – 75Short Story Collections – 9
Nonfiction – 34:Memoirs – 10Biographies – 3Books on Books- 3Sports – 3Travel – 4True Crime- 2History – 3Science – 3Sociology – 3Written by Men – 73Written by Women – 41Multiple Authors – 4Audio Books – 2E-Books – 32Library Books – 46Review Copies – 37From My Shelves – 33Translations: 6Pages per Day: 100Total Number of Pages Read (Excluding audio books) = 36,642
I’m disappointed (as usual) by the small number of works by foreign authors that I read in the past year. I did manage to read 17 books from other countries but 11 of those were published in either the U.K. or in Canada, and that seems too easy. In addition, I read four from Italy, and one each from the Netherlands and the Philippines, but that’s something I really need to increase in 2016. Yeah, we’ll see how that works out…oh, and I see a huge jump in the number of e-books I’m reading these days…32 of 118 means that 27% of the books I read in 2015 were of the electronic type. That’s something I never thought I would see happen, and I’m not quite sure what to think about that.
Now it is time to move on to 2016…let’s do it!