So, what did I read this year?
Out of the 35 books I read this year, 25 were fiction, 1 was poetry, 9 were nonfiction. (In 2016, I read 18 nonfiction books. Then again, my reading goal was higher by 9 books in 2016).
Of the 9 nonfiction:
-1 was a travel guide
-1 was a memoir
-2 were about romance as a writing genre
-1 was about self-publishing
-4 were history, specifically British history; 1 of these was the history of Indians living in Britain
Of the 25 fiction:
-6 were historical fiction
-7 were historical romance; 1 of these was a novella and another was a collection of 3 novellas
-2 were contemporary romance; 1 was contemporary women’s fiction with a heavy romantic element
-1 was historical mystery
-1 was contemporary YA
-1 was contemporary adult
-1 was cozy mystery; another one was a mystery/adventure
-3 were fantasy; 1 was steampunk, 1 had paranormal and supernatural aspects, and the other was a fantasy retelling
Overall, 30 of the books I read this year were written by or contributed to by women authors.
–11 of the books had a non-white protagonist, major characters, or subject
–15 of the books had a non-white author or contributors