Reading Habits of 2017

The annual blog post of my reading stats for the year.

I read 65 books in 2017 which is a bit more than last year. A total of 21,650 pages, a respectable 2,672 over last year. This works out to 59 pages per day, or a book every five and a half days on average.

Of the 65 books, I read 63 in ebook format and two were physical books. I also listened to Artemis as an audiobook which isn’t counted above. I listen to a few audiobooks a year, but they are usually books I have already read previously so I don’t track them. In this case, the expert narration by Rosario Dawson made ‘reading’ for the first time as an audiobook a no-brainer.

My average rating was 2.94 compared to Goodreads of 4.00 which seems a bit harsh. There were five books I didn’t finish, which is a high number compared to previous years so perhaps that indicates I was taking more risks with my reading selections than previous years, and that is showing in my ratings.

I also read 875 articles and blog entries which is the most I’ve read since I started tracking in 2014. A word count of 1.16 million.

Cover image for We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

There were a lot of good book series this year. The biggest surprise would be the Bobiverse trilogy which kicks off with We Are Legion (We Are Bob). I was a bit dubious with it at first, but ended up quite engrossed.

Cover image for The Rosie Project

The Intrepid Saga and Orion Wars series, following the adventures of Tanis Richards are a consistently good read. While I’ve enjoyed that character and the world around her, I haven’t been tempted to read the other offshoots of the Aeon14 universe yet.

Finally, The Rosie Project was such a completely charming surprise I ended up reading it straight through in one night.