All authors should be readers. Any author who aspires to excel at writing should be an avid reader. I don’t know if there is a definition of “avid reader,” but I consider myself to be one.
I just received this email from Goodreads about my reading activity to date in 2017, and I thought I’d share it with you. I’ll finish and review at least two more books in 2017, so this list isn’t comprehensive, but if you want to get a little insight into what I read and enjoy or don’t enjoy so much, here’s my 11.5 months in books for 2017.
Stay tuned around New Year’s Day (either just before or just after) when I reveal my choice for “The Best Book I Read in 2017.” I’ve been doing this for five years, and it’s always fun for me to go back and choose the handful of books I read that stood out from the crowd. I have a leading contender, but I won’t be sure until I double check all my reviews for 2017 and think back on the handful of books that had the most significant impact on me.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
P.S.–I’m proud to say I reached my book reading goal for 2017 by reading 77 books (and counting), which exceeded my goal of 73 books. A good enough reason to drink Champagne on New Year’s Eve. Oh, wait, I do that anyway and have for decades. You can’t go wrong drinking fine Champagne to start off any year (although the year often goes downhill from there. 😉 )