I don’t know any other way to put this than that I failed in 2017 when it came to reading. In the ten years, I’ve been keeping this list I’ve always got into the twenties. I used to get more than double that! I don’t know of any one thing I can point to in 2017 that kept me away from reading. I do know that no longer taking the train back and forth from work has had an impact. That 30 to 40 minutes every day, not including time spent at the stations was almost always dedicated to reading. And, I don’t have that time anymore. Another contributing factor might have been the size of some of the books I decided to read last year. I’m still only halfway through a dense 600+ page tome that I started in early 2017.
This year I’m going to try and set aside some time every day to read. Hopefully, that will translate into better numbers when this year comes to an end.
Click through to see the little that I did manage to read in 2017.
Books Read in 2017
The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul by Robert M. Price
Spook Country by William Gibson
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
Plotted by Andrew DeGraff
The Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Wrong! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes! by Chris Baker
The Hike by Drew Magary
Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Hitler Homer Bible Christ by Richard Carrier
Fire on the Mountain by Terry Bisson
Debt: The First 5000 Years by David Graeber
Ordinary Beast by Nicole Sealey
Counting Descent by Clint Smith
The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
Total: 19 books