I read 43 books last year, seven short of my goal of 50. My favorite fiction titles were Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan, and The Expendable Man by Dorothy Hughes.
In nonfiction, I enjoyed Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Jon Ronson and American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum.
I really enjoyed the comics series Love and Capes by Tom Zahler & the book Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton. I listened to several books this year, usually while doing housework, and I have to give special notice to the full cast recording of American Gods, written by Neil Gaiman.
Most of the books I read this year were in an electronic form – even the comics. I find it convenient to read on the iPad or Kindle, and even on the iPhone. I like reading paper books just fine, I just happen to mostly read eBooks or listen to audiobooks.
Even though I didn’t meet my goal of 50 books last year, I’m going to try again this year. You can follow along and make your own reading goal at GoodReads.