A Year of Reading: 2017

I don't know how it happened but the stats don't lie; I read more books last year than in any year since I started counting.

Books Audiobooks Pages
48 3 24174

It's tough to choose favourites in a year full of so many good books, but here's a couple that stood out:

Favourite Fiction Book:

Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett

I like churches and I like history; so a book about a man who sets about to build the worlds greatest gothic cathedral in 12th century England is right up my street.

This is a huge book of over a thousand pages. The author has done his research too. He skilfully weaves fact and fiction so tightly that it's difficult to separate them.

I knew the village an its inhabitants so well by the time the book came to a close that I felt a brief pang of grief. A brilliant book and one I will definitely return to.

Favourite Non-Fiction Book:

Getting things Done, by David Allen

There's been so much written about this book already that nothing can be gained by saying any more.

I've not managed to become an effective practitioner of GTD but I'm working at it, and the results so far have shown that it's a goal worth pursuing.

Year Books Audiobooks Pages Total
2016 36 8 20584 45
2015 34 14494 34
2014 42 18537 42
2013 31 12576 31
2012 29 10974 29

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