BEST BOOKS I READ IN 2016
This year I've been reading as many non-fiction books as fiction ones, which is new. Most of non-fiction I read is on writing craft, some on women and feminism and the glorious things like vaginas and female ferocity and inner goddesses (as I'm preparing to take over the world), one almost 1000-page dictionary (yes, I read every page), and lots of books on psychopathic murderers and crime investigation procedures. I've been also reading more poetry, so the selection of the best books this year will be different from that of the previous years. Here they are, by the way, for your perusal:
My reading pace has remained the same as in 2015. Goodreads stats tell me I've read almost 100 books (98, but by the end of the year it will be 100), which is almost 30K pages, with the shortest book being 72 pages (House of Incest by Anaïs Nin), the longest 992 pages (Russian-English Dictionary of Idioms by Sophia Lubensky). The average book length was 307 pages, and my average reading speed is 8-9 books a month, or 2 books a week. This is to answer some of you who have asked me how I read so many books. I read 100 a day, which is about 2-4 hours, depending on the complexity of the text. I also dissect every novel I read for plot, noting down every scene and later figuring out the plot turns, and that's why it sometimes takes me longer than last year to finish a book. I stop to analyze and think. It has helped me improve my own craft exponentially, so I highly recommend this method.
Well then, to the books themselves. Each one has a little review, and the cover is linked to Goodreads so you can add it to your reading list if you wanted to. Also, many of you said you love my book reviews on Instagram! Therefore I will continue posting pictures of books with reviews in 2017. All for you, my cuddly bears. Also, pictures of snacks. And socks. And me in all kinds of hats. And my upcoming adventures in Russia. GET READY.