2017: The Year in Reading Review

Posted by in year-end wrap up

So this is the year when I

  • went off books,
  • went off reading,
  • went off writing.

In the late summer, I taught myself how to crochet. My current goals seem to be

  • crochet all the things while
  • watching all the Netflix.

Neither is conducive to books. Evenings spent favouriting Etsy items and expanding my pinterest boards leave no time for much else.

Voice in my head: You did read 131 books this year, plus half of a long Russian one that you might finish sometime in January.

Me: Still.

When I started high school, I stopped reading books (other than assigned ones) for a year. Maybe I'll stop again this year. Who knows.

Here are some stats, and a map.

Best of 2017 (4.5 stars and above!)

Data: (I read 131 books total, which maybe makes some of this data more meaningful.) Be amazed at my ability to add stock photos to canva graphs!

(Obviously, some books can be in more than one category up there, less so in the graphs below.)

A passport to: (with a representative selection of a book partly or fully set in that locale)

 Abkhazia

 Algeria

 Argentina

 Australia

 Austria


 Bangladesh

 Belgium

 Benin

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Brazil


 Cambodia



 Canada

       Alberta

       British Columbia

       Manitoba

       New Brunswick

       Newfoundland and Labrador

       Nova Scotia

       Ontario

       Prince Edward Island

       Québec

       Saskatchewan

 Chechnya

 China

       Hong Kong

 Columbia

 Cuba

 Czech Republic


 Denmark


 Ecuador

 Egypt


 Finland

 France


 Georgia

 Germany

 Ghana

 Greece

 Guyana


 Hungary


 Iceland

 India

 Indonesia

 Iran

 Iraq

       Iraqi Kurdistan

 Ireland

 Israel

 Italy


 Jamaica

 Japan

 Jordan

 Kuwait

 Lebanon

 Lithuania


 Malaysia

 Mexico

 Moldova

 Morocco


 Nepal

 Netherlands

 Nicaragua

 Niger

 Nigeria

 Norway


 Pakistan

 Palestine

 Panama

 Peru

 Poland

 Portugal


 Qatar


 Romania

 Russia


 Saint Kitts and Nevis

 São Tomé and Príncipe

 Saudia Arabia

 Serbia

 Singapore

 Solomon Islands

 South Africa

 South Ossetia

 Spain

 Switzerland

 Syria


 Taiwan

 Transnistria

 Tunisia

 Turkey


 Ukraine

 United Kingdom

       Bermuda

       Cayman Islands

       England

       Scotland

 United States of America

       Puerto Rico

 Uruguay

 Uzbekistan


 Venezela

 Vietnam


 Yemen


So bye 2017.