2017 Year In Books (& Writing)

My 2017 book-reading summary seems a bit anemic at first glance. Only 7300 pages?!? Only 24 full length novels? Compared to 2, 3 & 4 years ago, this is less than half of my usual. Here’s the thing though…. I also PUBLISHED a novel. The read-through count during editing was at least four times. And I also wrote lots of stuff (still unpublished, but coming soon). And I read tons of stuff on the Internet in the name of research.

Before I get to the reading/reviews summary, let me tell you what I managed to WRITE.

Novels Published: 1 – eConscience Beta
Stories Accepted to be Published: 2 (19,300 words)
Short Stories Submitted: 3 (24,500 words)
Novellas Written: 1 (49,500 words)
Stories Outlined or Started: 3 (6,200 words)
Blog Posts: 31: (18,660 words)

Grand Total: 118,000 words <—that’s a novel’s worth folks!

Yeah, like I said… busy. Anyway, back to the books I READ.

I found some really good books this past year. It’s probably the best quality reading year I’ve had in quite some time. 15 books at 4 to 5 stars out of 31 is (mathing….) >48% above average. That’s really good!

Here’s the breakdown for my reads & reviews this year.

Total books read for the year: 24 (+5 Comics & 2 Short Stories)

Total pages read for the year: 7,392

Book ratings: 8 – 5 stars, 7 – 4 stars, 15 – 3 stars, 1 – 2 stars, 1 – 1 star

I would love to hear from any readers in the comments.

How many books did you read in last year? What were your favs?

Wishing you all Happy Reading for 2018!


Showcase of some of my favorites from 2017 are below…

Five Star Books

eConscience Beta by J. D. Beckwith

My Book

Escaping Infinity by Richard Paolinelli

My Review

In Times Like These by Nathan Van Coops

My Review

The Chronothon: A Time Travel Adventure by Nathan Van Coops

My Review

Resurrection (The Frontiers Saga: Part 2: Rogue Castes #3) by Ryk Brown

My Review

   Critical Role – Vox Machina: Origins #1, #2 & #3 by Matthew Colville & Matthew Mercer

My Review

To Build A Fire by Jack London

My Review

Four Star Books

A Place Outside The Wild (Z-Day #1) by Daniel Humphreys

My Review

A Place Called Hope (Z-Day #2) by Daniel Humphreys

My Review

Rebellion (The Frontiers Saga: Part 2: Rogue Castes #4) by Ryk Brown

My Review

Fall of the Core: Netcast 02 (The Frontiers Saga: Fall of the Core #3) by Ryk Brown

My Review

Tech World (Undying Mercenaries #3) by B.V. Larson

My Review

Machine World (Undying Mercenaries #4) by B.V. Larson

My Review

Tanager’s Fledglings (Tanager #1) by Cedar Sanderson

My Review

 

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