My Book List: In 2016 I Read 22,043 Pages

As a writer, it’s important to be a reader.  And let me tell you, I am an avid reader.  I joke that my library card is melted around the edges from overuse.  I typically burn through a novel every week.  But in past years I haven’t ever thought to track what I am reading.  But on my web site I keep track of what I’ve been reading, and I try to update it every week, you can see that here.

Now that I am keeping track, I can easily see what I’ve read in 2016.  Here are my stats:

In 2016 I read 64 books.  An average of 1.23 books per week.

A total of 22,043 pages, an average of 60 pages per day. 

I didn’t count books I started but did not finish into my page count, nor are any of those listed below.  I will usually decide around page 50 if I am not feeling it and stop reading.

What I haven’t tracked is the number of times that Todd has heard me say “Let me finish this chapter,” when he asks me if I want to go do something else. 

Here are all the books I read last year, the most recent is at the top

Fangirl Rainbow Rowell 445
The Nest Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney 368
Most Wanted Lisa Scottoline 438
Attachments Rainbow Rowell 323
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Mark Haddon 226
What She Knew Gilly Macmillan 512
The Husband's Secret Liane Moriarty 396
Me Before You Jojo Moyes 369
Ashes Steven Manchester 272
Pretty Girls Karin Slaughter 688
The Fall of Marigolds Susan Meissner 394
Troublemaker Leah Remini 228
The Ex Alafair Burke 304
This is Where it Ends Marieke Nijkamp 285
Cover of Snow Jenny Milchman 336
The Bullet Mary Louise Kelly 353
Hiding Out in Hollywood Jennifer Farwell 250
The Plum Tree Ellen Marie Wiseman 367
Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline 278
My Korean Deli Ben Ryder Howe 320
Expired Listings DM Barr 228
Jemima J Jane Green 373
What She Left Behind Ellen Marie Wiseman 336
Secrets of a Charmed Life Susan Meissner 386
The Secret Daughter Kelly Rimmer 306
Hostile Witness Rebecca Forster 290
At the Water's Edge Sara Gruen 348
Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger 307
Driving on the Left Gail Ward Olmstead 262
The Girl's Guide to the Apocalypse Daphne Lamb 218
The Paris Effect KSR Burns 264
The House on Sunset Lindsay Fischer 198
Center Ring Nicole Waggoner 425
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi 208
The Silent Sister Diane Chamberlain 352
The Thing About Jellyfish Ali Benjamin 352
Brooklyn Colm Toibin 262
11/22/1963 Stephen King 849
Revenge Wears Prada Lauren Weisberger 400
If You Were Here Jen Lancaster 306
The Devil Wears Prada Lauren Weisberger 432
Landline Rainbow Rowell 308
Queen of Babble Gets Hitched Meg Cabot 309
Queen of Babble in the City Meg Cabot 307
Luckiest Girl Alive Jessica Knoll 352
The Queen of Babble Meg Cabot 277
Opening Belle Maureen Sherry 352
Arranged Catherine McKenzie 416
The Martian Andy Weir 369
Reconstructing Amelia Kimberly McCreight 382
The Life We Bury Allen Eskins 303
Shopaholic to the Stars Sophie Kinsella 479
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Benjamin Alire Sáenz 359
Best Boy Eli Gottleib 272
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro 288
The Goldfinch Donna Tartt 771
Undress me in the Temple of Heaven Susan Jane Gilman 320
This Girl's Abroad Andrene Low 382
Above Us Only Sky Michele Young 256
The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins 323
Jeep Tour Gail Ward Olmstead 246
Apocalypse Wow Ben Mariner


The Shade of the Moon Susan Beth Pfeffer 288
Fab Mark Gillespie 158

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