I rarely hit my mark and this year I was so close it was painful when I realized 39 would be my final number. I'm still very happy with what I read this year overall. If you're counting pages I read 140 fewer pages this year than last year, but last year I only read 35 books. So it seems like I'm on point with the amount of pages I consume.
You'll see I prefer to read horror and popular fiction but that I'm not afraid to occasionally learn something and will sneak in some nonfiction too. And I'm sure that no one is surprised 8 out of 39 of my 2017 reads were written by Stephen King. This is not a habit I'm trying to break in 2018, as I still haven't read everything he has written.
My top five (non Stephen King) favorites of the year, in no particular order were...
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church
Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Deliverance by James Dickey
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
What was the best book you read?
What are you looking forward to reading in 2018?
Talk nerdy to me!