Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Books / December Books Read

It's that time of year when many readers tally up the books they read during the year.  I don't keep detailed tallies: sex or nationality of author, fiction or non-fiction, etc.  You're welcome to keep spread sheets, I'd rather read.  I read 110 books last year, more than the two previous years.  Because I've been posting the books I've read each month, that's what you get in this post.

Death Under Sail  -  C. P. Snow

Airs Above the Ground  -  Mary Stewart

The Crime at the Noah's Ark  -  Molly Thynne

Tamarack County  -  William Kent Krueger

Maigret and the Headless Corpse  -  Georges Simenon

Murder in Academia  -  Christine Poulson

Windigo Island  -  William Kent Krueger

Turbo Twenty-three  -  Janet Evanovich

The New Adventures of Ellery Queen  -  Ellery Queen

You can see that I needed comfort reads, all mysteries of one sort or another.  I'm hoping 2017 will be a year of peace and quiet and good health so I can enjoy some books that require more attention.  I have to admit, though, that mysteries are my first love.  When I was a child, I wanted to learn to read so I could read Nancy Drew by myself.

I wish you all a happy reading year, with many interesting books and the time to read them.


  1. I have read several books by C. P. Snow but was not aware he wrote mysteries. I'll look out for this!
    Happy New Year!

    Best, Kat from Mirabile Dictu

    1. I didn't realize that either. Funny thing is, after I read this new-to-me mystery by Snow, I discovered that I'd read it back in 1992! This is an upside to a lousy memory?
      Wishing you a very Happy New Year, too.

  2. I suspect I'm going to be reading a lot of mysteries this year too, but I really must get a copy of Airs Above the Ground, I thought I had one but can't find it.
    Happy New Year - again!

    1. I know what you mean, Katrina. It looks like a lot of us will be losing ourselves in fictional crime!
      Happy New Year to you - again, too!

  3. A good month and a good year! I hope 2017 brings lots of good books your way!

    1. Yes, it was better than I had thought. Mostly comfort / escapist reading, but that's okay.
      I wish you the same for 2017!