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message 1: by Martha (last edited Jan 16, 2017 06:11AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments I originally set my target to 35 books (vs. 27 in 2015) but realised pretty quickly that all the time I spend commuting was going to add up to a lot more! So I upped it to 100 - a nice round number :D

2016 Reading Statistics

109/100


New Reads: 105
Re-Reads: 4

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 3
Classics: 6
Essays: 1
Fantasy: 1
Feminism: 9
General Fiction: 20
General Non-Fiction: 2
Graphic Novel: 1
Historical Fiction: 12
Humour: 1
Mental Health: 3
Mystery: 7
Plays: 1
Poetry: 2
Politics: 4
Religion: 1
Science: 1
Sci-fi: 2
Short Stories: 3
Thriller: 5
YA: 24

Total Fiction: 81
Total Non Fiction: 28

Length
Short (<250 pages): 38
Medium (250-450 pages): 59
Long (451+): 12

Author
Male: 40
Female: 69

White: 95
Non-White: 14

New: 76
Not New: 33

Ratings
★★★★★: 21
★★★★: 39
★★★: 35
★★: 13
★: 1

Books by month
January: 8
February: 8
March: 9
April: 11
May: 8
June: 10
July: 8
August: 10
September: 12
October: 8
November: 9
December: 8

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 31
Gifts: 9
Library: 13
Borrowed: 2
Swapped (Read It Swap It): 13
Free (kindle): 6
Purchased in 2016: 35

Total owned pre-2016: 31
Total free in 2016: 43
Total paid in 2016: 35

So I appear to be failing my "don't buy any books in 2016 until you've read the ones you own" resolution in quite an epic way - particularly as these are only the books I've bought and read, there are definitely others I haven't got to reading yet! Definitely a resolution to try harder with in 2017


message 2: by Martha (last edited Jan 12, 2017 08:22AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments January

Total Read: 8
New Reads: 7
Re-Reads: 1

Genre:
Essays: 1
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 3
Historical Fiction: 1
Mystery: 1
Sci-fi: 1

Total Fiction: 6
Total Non Fiction: 2

Length
Short (<250 pages): 1
Medium (250-450 pages): 7

Author
Male: 1
Female: 7

White: 8
Non-White: 0

New: 7
Not New: 1

Ratings
★★★★★: 1
★★★★: 3
★★★: 2
★★: 1
★: 1

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 6
Borrowed: 1
Purchased in 2016: 1

Total owned pre-2016: 6
Total free in 2016: 1
Total paid in 2016: 1

The books

Room by Emma Donoghue
General Fiction, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 432 pages
Read 01/01/16 - 03/01/16
Rating: 5 Stars -> Review

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Mystery, Owned, New Author, New Read, 428 pages
Read 03/01/16 - 07/01/16
Rating: 4 Stars -> Review

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Historical Fiction, Owned, New Author, New Read, 427 pages
Read 07/01/16 - 11/01/16
Rating: 2 Stars -> Review

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Sci-fi, Owned, New Author, New Read, 325 pages
Read 12/01/16 - 16/01/16
Rating: 3 Stars -> Review

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan
Essays, Owned, New Author, New Read, 256 pages
Rating: 4 Stars -> Review

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
General Fiction, Borrowed, New Author, New Read, 481 pages
Rating: 3 Stars -> Review

He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know by Jessica Valenti
Feminism, Owned, New Author, New Read, 224 pages
Read 21/01/16 - 24/01/16
Rating: 1 Star -> Review

Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith
General Fiction, Owned, Re-read, 352 pages
Read 24/01/16 - 29/01/16
Rating: 4 Stars -> Review


message 3: by Marcus (new)

Marcus Vinicius | 101 comments Congratulations Martha!


message 4: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments Thanks Marcus, I can't believe I actually got there!


message 5: by Martha (last edited Jan 12, 2017 08:54AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments February

Total Read: 8
New Reads: 8
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Classics: 2
General Fiction: 2
Historical Fiction: 1
Mystery: 3

Total Fiction: 8
Total Non Fiction: 0

Length
Short (<250 pages): 5
Medium (250-450 pages): 1
Large (450+ pages): 2

Author
Male: 6
Female: 2

White: 7
Non-White: 1

New: 5
Not New: 3

Ratings
★★★★★: 1
★★★★: 2
★★★: 1
★★: 4
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 4
Swapped: 3
Free (Kindle): 1

Total owned pre-2016: 4
Total free in 2016: 4
Total paid in 2016: 0

The books

The Dog who came in from the Cold by Alexander McCall Smith
General Fiction, Owned, New Read, 352 pages
Read 30/01/16 - 03/02/16
Rating: 3 stars

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
Mystery, Swapped, New Author, New Read, 213 pages
Read 03/02/16 - 06/02/16
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
General Fiction, Owned, New Author, New Read, 590 pages
Read: 06/02/16 - 10/02/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Live And Let Die by Ian Fleming
Mystery, Swapped, New Read, 247 pages
Read: 11/02/16 - 14/02/16
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming
Mystery, Swapped, New Read, 240 pages
Read: 14/02/16 - 17/02/16
Rating: 2 stars

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Classics, Owned, New Author, New Read, 121 pages
Read: 17/02/16 - 18/02/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Historical Fiction, Owned, New Author, New Read, 531 pages
Read 18/02/16 - 24/02/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Classics, Free (Kindle), New Author, New Read, 95 pages
Read 25/02/16
Rating: 2 stars -> Review


message 6: by Martha (last edited Jan 16, 2017 05:18AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments March

Total Read: 9
New Reads: 8
Re-Reads: 1

Genre:
General Fiction: 1
Historical Fiction: 3
Sci-fi: 1
YA: 4

Total Fiction: 9
Total Non Fiction: 0

Length
Short (<250 pages): 1
Medium (250-450 pages): 5
Large (450+ pages): 3

Author
Male: 2
Female: 7

White: 6
Non-White: 3

New: 4
Not New: 5

Ratings
★★★★★: 1
★★★★: 5
★★★: 3
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 5
Gift: 2
Library: 1
Purchased in 2016: 1

Total owned pre-2016: 5
Total free in 2016: 3
Total paid in 2016: 1

The books

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
YA, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 310 pages
Read: 29/02/16 - 02/03/16
Rating: 5 stars -> See review

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Historical Fiction, Library, Re-read, 262 pages
Read: 02/03/16 - 05/03/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Historical Fiction, Owned, New Author, New Read, 389 pages
Read: 06/03/16 - 11/03/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Sc-fi, Owned, New Author, New Read, 333 pages
Read: 12/03/16 - 17/03/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith
General Fiction, Owned, New Read, 191 pages
Read: 20/03/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson
Historical Fiction, Owned, New Read, 400 pages
Read: 20/03/16 - 23/03/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Divergent by Veronica Roth
YA, Owned, New Author, New Read, 496 pages
Read: 23/03/16 - 26/03/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
YA, Gift, New Read, 595 pages
Read: 26/03/16 - 27/03/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
YA, Gift, New Read, 531 pages
Read: 27/03/16 - 30/03/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review


message 7: by Martha (last edited Jan 12, 2017 09:16AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments April

Total Read: 11
New Reads: 11
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Fantasy: 1
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 2
Historical Fiction: 3
Mental Health: 1
Politics: 1
YA: 2

Total Fiction: 8
Total Non Fiction: 3

Length
Short (<250 pages): 2
Medium (250-450 pages): 9
Large (450+ pages): 0

Author
Male: 6
Female: 5

White: 10
Non-White: 1

New: 7
Not New: 4

Ratings
★★★★★: 1
★★★★: 4
★★★: 4
★★: 2
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 3
Library: 5
Purchased in 2016: 3

Total owned pre-2016: 3
Total free in 2016: 5
Total paid in 2016: 3

The books

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Historical Fiction, Owned, New Author, New Read, 218 pages
Read: 31/03/16 - 04/04/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Feminism, Owned, New Author, New Read, 312 pages
Read: 05/04/16 - 10/04/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman
Historical Fiction, Owned, New Read, 320 pages
Read: 10/04/16 - 13/04/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
Mental Health, Library, New Author, New Read, 272 pages
Read: 14/04/16 - 15/04/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Rhumba by Elaine Proctor
General Fiction, Library, New Author, New Read, 294 pages
Read: 16/04/16 - 17/04/16
Rating: 3 stars

The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Fantasy, Library, New Read, 336 pages
Read: 17/04/16 - 18/04/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
YA, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 383 pages
Read: 20/04/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Martin Harbottle's Appreciation of Time by Dominic Utton
General Fiction, Library, New Author, New Read, 352 pages
Read: 18/04/16 - 24/04/16
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

EU Referendum 2016: A Guide for Voters by David Torrance
Politics, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 118 pages
Read: 24/04/16 - 25/04/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth
YA, Library, New Read, 285 pages
Read: 25/04/16 - 26/04/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Historical Fiction, Purchased, New Read, 384 pages
Read: 26/04/16 - 30/04/16
Rating: 2 stars -> Review


message 8: by Martha (last edited Jan 01, 2017 05:57AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments May

Total Read: 8
New Reads: 8
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 1
Feminism: 1
General Non-Fiction: 1
Historical Fiction: 1
Politics: 1
Thriller: 1
YA: 2

Total Fiction: 4
Total Non Fiction: 4

Length
Short (<250 pages): 3
Medium (250-450 pages): 4
Large (450+ pages): 1

Author
Male: 2
Female: 6

White: 6
Non-White: 2

New: 8
Not New: 0

Ratings
★★★★★: 3
★★★★: 1
★★★: 4
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 3
Library: 1
Swapped: 1
Purchased in 2016: 3

Total owned pre-2016: 3
Total free in 2016: 2
Total paid in 2016: 3

The books

All About Love by bell hooks
Feminism, Library, New Author, New Read, 237 pages
Read: 02/05/16 - 05/05/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
YA, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 388 pages
Read: 06/05/16 - 09/05/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
Biography/Memoir, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 320 pages
Read: 10/05/16 - 14/05/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton
Thriller, Owned, New Author, New Read, 379 pages
Read: 15/05/16 - 18/05/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
Historical Fiction, Owned, New Author, New Read, 545 pages
Read: 18/05/16 - 21/05/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
General Non Fiction, Swapped, New Author, New Read, 204 pages
Read: 22/05/16 - 24/05/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
YA, Owned, New Author, New Read, 232 pages
Read: 24/05/16 - 26/05/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Europe: In or Out? Everything You Need to Know by David Charter
Politics, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 261 pages
Read: 26/05/16 - 29/05/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review


message 9: by Martha (last edited Jan 11, 2017 05:23AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments June

Total Read: 10
New Reads: 10
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 1
Classic: 2
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 2
Mental Health: 1
Science: 1
Short Stories: 1
YA: 1

Total Fiction: 6
Total Non Fiction: 4

Length
Short (<250 pages): 6
Medium (250-450 pages): 4
Large (450+ pages): 0

Author
Male: 2
Female: 8

White: 8
Non-White: 2

New: 8
Not New: 2

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 4
★★★: 4
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 2
Borrowed: 1
Library: 1
Swapped: 2
Free (Kindle): 1
Purchased in 2016: 3

Total owned pre-2016: 2
Total free in 2016: 5
Total paid in 2016: 3

The books

A Faraway Smell of Lemon by Rachel Joyce
Short Story, Owned, New Read, 65 pages
Read: 01/06/16 - 02/06/16
Rating: 4 stars

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Feminism, Library, New Author, New Read, 276 pages
Read: 30/05/16 - 05/06/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard
YA, Purchased, New Read, 208 pages
Read: 02/06/16 - 06/06/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

No And Me by Delphine de Vigan
General Fiction, Swapped, New Author, New Read, 246 pages
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida
Mental Health, Borrowed, New Author, New Read, 193 pages
Read: 09/06/16 - 10/06/16
Rating: 4 stars

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Classic, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 441 pages
Read: 13/06/16 - 17/06/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
General Fiction, Swapped, New Author, New Read, 302 pages
Read : 18/06/16 - 20/06/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
Biography/Memoir, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 184 pages
Read: 16/06/16 - 22/06/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
YA, Free (kindle), New Author, New Read, 156 pages
Read: 24/06/16 - 26/06/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

It's Not Rocket Science by Ben Miller
Science, Owned, New Author, New Read, 296 pages
Read: 23/06/16 - 30/06/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review


message 10: by Martha (last edited Jan 11, 2017 05:43AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments July

Total Read: 8
New Reads: 6
Re-Reads: 2

Genre:
Classic: 2
General Fiction: 1
Mental Health: 1
Religion: 1
Short Stories: 1
YA: 2

Total Fiction: 6
Total Non Fiction: 2

Length
Short (<250 pages): 3
Medium (250-450 pages): 4
Large (450+ pages): 1

Author
Male: 4
Female: 4

White: 7
Non-White: 1

New: 4
Not New: 4

Ratings
★★★★★: 0
★★★★: 4
★★★: 3
★★: 1
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 3
Library: 1
Swapped: 1
Free (Kindle): 2
Purchased in 2016: 1

Total owned pre-2016: 3
Total free in 2016: 4
Total paid in 2016: 1

The books

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Classic, Free (Kindle), New Author, New Read, 308 pages
Read: 12/06/16 - 03/07/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
YA, Owned, Re-read, 399 pages
Read: 03/07/16 - 07/07/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Mixed Nuts: or What I've Learned Practicing Psychotherapy by Rick Cormier
Mental Health, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 213 pages
Read: 08/07/16 - 10/07/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

White Teeth by Zadie Smith
General Fiction, Swapped, New Read, 542 pages
Read: 10/07/16 - 21/07/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Girl with the Green-Tinted Hair by Gavin Whyte
Short Story, Kindle (Free), New Author, New Read
Read: 19/07/16 - 23/07/16
Rating: 2 stars

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
YA, Library, New Read, 440 pages
Read: 22/07/16 - 25/07/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell
Religion, Owned, New Author, New Read, 208 pages
Read: 31/07/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Classic, Owned, Re-read, 368 pages
Read: 25/07/16 - 31/07/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review


message 11: by Martha (last edited Jan 12, 2017 05:11AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments August

Total Read: 10
New Reads: 10
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 1
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 2
Graphic Novel: 1
Play: 1
Poetry: 1
Politics: 1
Short Stories: 1
Thriller: 1

Total Fiction: 5
Total Non Fiction: 5

Length
Short (<250 pages): 5
Medium (250-450 pages): 5
Large (450+ pages): 0

Author
Male: 3
Female: 7

White: 8
Non-White: 2

New: 8
Not New: 2

Ratings
★★★★★: 3
★★★★: 4
★★★: 2
★★: 1
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 1
Gift: 1
Swapped: 1
Free (Kindle): 2
Purchased in 2016: 5

Total owned pre-2016: 1
Total free in 2016: 4
Total paid in 2016: 5

The books

The Trouble With Women by Jacky Fleming
Graphic Novel, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 128 pages
Read: 03/08/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson
Thriller, Gift, New Read, 333 pages
Read: 31/07/16 - 03/08/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor
Biography/Memoir, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 290 pages
Read: 02/08/16 - 05/08/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future by Alexandra Brodsky
Feminism, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 360 pages
Read: 05/08/16 - 10/08/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Play, Kindle (free), New Author, New Read, 118 pages
Read: 10/08/16 - 12/08/16
Rating: 2 stars

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Short Story, Kindle (free), New Author, New Read, 17 pages
Read: 12/08/16
Rating: 4 stars

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Poetry, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 204 pages
Read: 12/08/16 - 13/08/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender
General Fiction, Owned, New Read, 242 pages
Read: 13/08/16 - 16/08/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

On Liberty by Shami Chakrabarti
Politics, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 256 pages
Read: 16/08/16 - 22/08/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
General Fiction, Swapped, New Author, New Read, 319 pages
Read: 23/08/16 - 01/09/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review


message 12: by Martha (last edited Jan 16, 2017 05:35AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments September

Total Read: 12
New Reads: 12
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Classic: 1
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 2
Mystery: 3
Thriller: 3
YA: 2

Total Fiction: 11
Total Non Fiction: 1

Length
Short (<250 pages): 5
Medium (250-450 pages): 6
Large (450+ pages): 1

Author
Male: 4
Female: 8

White: 12
Non-White: 0

New: 8
Not New: 4

Ratings
★★★★★: 3
★★★★: 3
★★★: 3
★★: 3
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 2
Gift: 0
Swapped: 2
Purchased in 2016: 8

Total owned pre-2016: 2
Total free in 2016: 2
Total paid in 2016: 8

The books

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
General Fiction, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 289 pages
Read: 02/09/16 - 04/09/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Thriller, Owned, New Author, New Read, 316 pages
Read: 04/09/16 - 05/09/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
YA, Purchased, New Read, 109 pages
Read: 06/09/16 - 07/09/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne
Thriller, Purchased, New Read, 389 pages
Read: 07/09/16 - 09/09/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World by Eve Ensler
Feminism, Swapped, New Author, New Read, 159 pages
Read: 10/09/16 - 11/09/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
Mystery, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 356 pages
Read: 11/09/16 - 12/09/16
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Classics, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 158 pages
Read: 13/09/16 - 15/09/16
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman
YA, Purchased, New Read, 104 pages
Read: 16/09/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Mystery, Purchased, New Read, 480 pages
Read: 18/09/16 - 20/09/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Unless by Carol Shields
General Fiction, Swapped, New Author, New Read, 213 pages
Read: 22/09/16 - 25/09/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Mystery, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 331 pages
Read: 26/09/16 - 28/09/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells
Thriller, Owned, New Author, New Read, 353 pages
Read: 29/09/16 - 01/10/16
Rating: 2 stars -> Review


message 13: by Martha (last edited Jan 16, 2017 05:44AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments October

Total Read: 8
New Reads: 8
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 3
Historical Fiction: 1
YA: 3

Total Fiction: 7
Total Non Fiction: 1

Length
Short (<250 pages): 2
Medium (250-450 pages): 6
Large (450+ pages): 0

Author
Male: 3
Female: 5

White: 8
Non-White: 0

New: 5
Not New: 3

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 3
★★★: 2
★★: 1
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 2
Library: 1
Swapped: 1
Purchased in 2016: 4

Total owned pre-2016: 2
Total free in 2016: 2
Total paid in 2016: 4

The books

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
General Fiction, Owned, New Author, New Read, 304 pages
Read: 02/10/16 - 06/10//16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
YA, Purchased, New Read, 388 pages
Read: 07/10/16 - 09/10/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The War on Women by Sue Lloyd-Roberts
Feminism, Library, New Author, New Read, 320 pages
Read: 09/10/16 - 13/10/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies
Historical Fiction, Purchased, New Read, 400 pages
Read: 13/10/16 - 15/10/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
YA, Owned, New Read, 128 pages
Read: 15/10/16 - 17/10/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
General Fiction, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 308 pages
Read: 17/10/16 - 21/10/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
YA, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 109 pages
Read: 21/10/16 - 22/10/16
Rating: 2 stars

Chocolat by Joanne Harris
General Fiction, Swapped, New Author, New Read, 320 pages
Read: 23/10/16 - 27/10/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review


message 14: by Martha (last edited Jan 12, 2017 06:57AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments November

Total Read: 9
New Reads: 9
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
General Fiction: 1
Historical Fiction: 1
Poetry: 1
YA: 6

Total Fiction: 8
Total Non Fiction: 1

Length
Short (<250 pages): 2
Medium (250-450 pages): 5
Large (450+ pages): 2

Author
Male: 2
Female: 7

White: 7
Non-White: 2

New: 8
Not New: 1

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 4
★★★: 3
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 0
Gift: 2
Library: 1
Swapped: 1
Purchased in 2016: 5

Total owned pre-2016: 0
Total free in 2016: 4
Total paid in 2016: 5

The books

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
General Fiction, Swapped, New Author, New Read, 401 pages
Read: 28/10/16 - 02/11/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
YA, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 280 pages
Read: 04/11/16 - 07/11/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
YA, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 215 pages
Read: 07/11/16 - 09/11/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
YA, Purchased, New Read, 348 pages
Read: 09/11/16 - 12/11/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
Poetry, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 100 pages
Read: 13/11/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Historical Fiction, Gift, New Author, New Read, 451 pages
Read: 13/11/16 - 16/11/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
YA, Library, New Author, New Read, 495 pages
Read: 16/11/16 - 22/11/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
YA, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 400 pages
Read: 22/11/16 - 25/11/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
YA, Gift, New Author, New Read, 272 pages
Read: 26/11/16 - 30/11/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review


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Martha (marthais) | 93 comments December

Total Read: 8
New Reads: 8
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Feminism: 2
General Fiction: 2
Historical Fiction: 1
Humour: 1
Politics: 1
YA: 1

Total Fiction: 4
Total Non Fiction: 4

Length
Short (<250 pages): 3
Medium (250-450 pages): 4
Large (450+ pages): 1

Author
Male: 5
Female: 3

White: 8
Non-White: 0

New: 6
Not New: 2

Ratings
★★★★★: 1
★★★★: 3
★★★: 3
★★: 1
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2016): 0
Gift: 4
Library: 2
Swapped: 1
Purchased in 2016: 1

Total owned pre-2016: 0
Total free in 2016: 7
Total paid in 2016: 1

The books

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Historical Fiction, Swapped, New Read, 622 pages
Read: 01/12/16 - 09/12/16
Rating: 4 stars

Are Men Obsolete? by Caitlin Moran
Feminism, Library, New Read, 128 pages
Read: 10/12/16 - 11/12/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
General Fiction, Purchased, New Author, New Read, 304 pages
Read: 13/12/16 - 19/12/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Kingdom by the Sea by Robert Westall
YA, Gift, New Author, New Read, 256 pages
Read: 20/12/16 - 25/12/16
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

The Ladybird Book of the Meeting by Jason Hazeley
Humour, Gift, New Author, New Read, 56 pages
Read: 29/12/16
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Suffragettes by Penguin Classics
Feminism, Gift, New Author, New Read, 57 pages
Read: 29/12/16
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Politics in Minutes by Marcus Weeks
Politics, Gift, New Author, New Read, 416 pages
Read: 27/03/16 - 31/12/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
General Fiction, Library, New Author, New Read, 407 pages
Read: 25/12/16 - 31/12/16
Rating: 3 stars -> Review


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