2017: Year 7 in Books

Happy 2017!

I’m not continuing this goal for YET another year, but I will continue to read. Last year I basically gave up reading in order to study Japanese, and I’m going to keep NOT focusing on reading so I can try to get better at actually surviving in Japan.

It won’t stop me from reading (or listening to) books, it just means that the time I spend on books will be less than normal. I’ve started reading on my way home in the evenings, or when I can’t get to sleep and need to distract myself. It’s working so far.

The ongoing tally:

2016: 15 books (I guess we can only really go up from here!)
2015: 33 books
2014: 39 books
2013: 35 books
2012: 23 books
2011: 49 books

Let’s see how I do this year. xo


01. The Martian Chronicles,
 Ray Bradbury (Jan 12) (review)

02. The Girl With All the Gifts, 
M.R. Carey (Feb 15) (review)
03. The God of Small ThingsArundhati Roy (Feb 16) (review)
04. Burial RightsHannah Kent (Feb 19) (review)
05. The Princess DiaristCarrie Fischer (Feb 20) (review)

06. Stories of Your Life and Others
Ted Chiang (March 4) (review)
07. The Drowned WorldJ.G. Ballard (March 18) (review)

08. The Girls,
Emma Cline (July 24) (review)

09. 36 Views of Mount Fuji,
Cathy Davidson (August 7) (review)

10. Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari (October 25) (review)
11. The Butterfly Effect, Jon Ronson (October 27) (review)

12. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Arundhati Roy (November 11) (review)
13. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, Sarah Knight (November 14) (review)


See what I did, there? I somehow managed to read even fewer books this year than I did last year. I’ll definitely read more (I have too many lined up not to) in 2018.

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