Book Review (2016) ⚓02 Apr 2017
I tweeted this a while back about my reading progress in 2016, and thought I’d do a post about what I read.
Made a graph of my @goodreads reading progress in 2016. I only picked up the pace sometime in May, but managed to read ~10k pages this year.
— Nemo (@captn3m0) January 13, 2017
Continuing with the review tradition from last year, here are the top 3 books that I read in 2016:
- The Library at Mount Char [review]
- Binti (Hugo winner for Best Novella, SF)
Other books that I enjoyed were “Bands of Mourning”, the 3rd book in Mistborn Era 2, and the Powder Mage Trilogy which I found hard to put down.
I decided to aim for 36 books in 2016 (as well as 2017 now), and crossed that nicely. I picked 36 because it corresponds to 3 books a month or 1 book every 10 days, which makes for a goal that is easily tracked. I count everything that goodreads might count as a book (which is both good and bad), but I stick to it. Far more important for me would be the page count, which I charted at the end of the year and I read ~830 pages a month, which I’m pretty happy with.
I’m hoping to read more technical books in 2017, and have made some progress on that front with re-reading SICP.
If you are interested in the script that generated the graph, you can find it on github.
Published on April 02, 2017 in books,goodreads