I love using Goodreads to keep track of my reading. It's so handy to keep lists of all the books I want to read -- and all the books I've completed. I also really like reading the reviews of other readers whose opinions I trust.
Best of all, though - I love the year-end summaries and reading stats Goodreads provides. Neat. Orderly. And easy to make sense of.
Here's a quick look at my year -- 2017 -- in books.
According to Goodreads, I read 84 books in 2017, for a total of 26,727 pages.
And my stats show how I rated my books throughout the year.
For the most part, it seems I really liked the books I read in 2017 -- since I ended up giving the great majority 4 or 5 stars. (I think that's because I'm pretty particular about the books I read, and I tend to choose to read books on a few of the prize-lists, so they've already been well-received by critics.)
I read a lot of great books in 2017, but some of them have more "staying power" than others. My top five reads in 2017?
- Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles)
- Beartown (Fredrik Bachman)
- Days Without End (Sebastian Barry)
- Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking (Susan Cain)
How abou YOU? What were your favorite books of 2017? And do you use Goodreads to track your reading?