You know, I don’t care what anyone else says – 2016 was a wonderful year. I finished my PhD and finally got to actually live with my husband. We had our 1 year anniversary and have started setting up our apartment together. I’ve started my first full time, non-academic job and while it’s been a learning curve, it’s also been pretty awesome. And, of course, there’s my blog. I’ve had my fifth blog birthday and the comments from all the fantastic people I’ve met reminded me why I love the book blogging community so much. Yes, there was also Trump, but I have faith that our community in particular will continue to fight to protect human rights for all. So I say, bring it on 2017! May the next year be as fantastic as the last. Before we move on, here’s a brief summary of what happened in 2016 here at Doing Dewey.
This year, I read 123 books. Of those, 48 or 39% were nonfiction and 84 or 68% were by women. Hopefully I’ll be able to give you a better break down next year, but my stats tracking this year left something to be desired. Consider that another goal for 2017 🙂 I’ve listed my favorite fiction and favorite nonfiction reads, but if I had to pick one of each, I’d go with Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma and Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.
My top post this year was the Nonfiction November kick-off, so I want to thank you all again for making that such a great event! It will definitely be returning in 2017.
As I just mentioned, Nonfiction November will be back in the coming year. So will Nonfiction Friday and the Nonfiction Book Club, since nonfiction is kind of what I do 🙂 I’m also hoping to host a month long event or two – perhaps a Women In Science History month, perhaps a bookish photo scavenger hunt, we’ll see!
How was your 2016? Any favorite reads I should definitely get to in the new year?