Last year, I did a few posts about what I had read, but this year I am just doing one giant long one. In part, because I read only 2/3 of the titles (and even less pages) than last year, and in part because I don't feel like I have anything new or interesting enough to warrant a separate post.
My pathetic breakdown of the 44 "books" I finished according to goodreads:
Adult novels: 19
YA novels: 3
MG novels: 5
graphic novels: 3
art book: 1
comic omnibus: 8
magazine issues: 2
children's books: 1
Of those 44, only 11 were published in 2014. Of those 11, three were kickstarters I backed and 3 were freebies provided by various sources (and noted as such in the reviews).
Combining the 4 novel categories (30 total):
Written by women: 19 (63%)
Written by POC's: 6 (20%)
I did read some other miscellaneous short fiction in various magazines, but I don't shelve magazines unless I'm reviewing the issue. And I don't shelve individual stories because I am lazy.
[edit from Jan 26th: apparently, goodreads stopped automatically adding a date to books I marked as abandoned sometime in 2013.] I abandoned 4 books, so I guess I could argue that I read 48 books.
I did not, however, review all of the books. Though I did review 23 of them.
My favorite new-to-me writer was Meg Jayanth
. I read her short story in Long Hidden (which I started in 2014), and immediately googled her and downloaded the fabulous mobile game 80 Days
. Let's not discuss how many times I've not been around the world in that game.
There were a handful of books I didn't finish before the end of the year: Breadcrumbs, Kaleidoscope, SFWA European Hall of Fame, Long Hidden - apparently I am bad at finishing anthologies. I did finish Long Hidden this week. And there are only a few more stories in Kaleidoscope. The SFWA title - I might have lost it. Hopefully in the house where it may still turn up.
Half way through January, I am already at 3 books. Perhaps my counts will be back up.