It’s already July and half of the year is gone! I recently did some massive unhauls of books that I had read but not liked and some books which I had no intention of reading. Now half of my collection consists of unread books, since most of the read books which did not get 4 or 5 stars from my side have been sold or donated. These days as and when I finish reading a book, I decide if I want to keep it or donate it. That helps make room for books that I am more excited for.
The following are the charts that I came up with based on the stats of my owned books. I also have a further breakdown for fiction and nonfiction categories of books. I had similar graphs earlier in this post – Books on my shelves. These graphs will help me understand the steady growth of my personal library. If you compare this graph with my previous graph, my owned read books count reduced from 71% to 52%. Also now I have more fiction books on my shelves. Fantasy and Travel genres are still leading, though science fiction has increased significantly.
This year I made a challenge to read some famous sci-fi and fantasy authors that I had never read. I am happy to say that I have read many authors from this list.
The authors I have read this year are –
- Tamora Pierce
- John Scalzi
- Kameron Hurley
- Mur Lafferty
- Emma Newman
- China Mieville – don’t have the physical copy here
- Naomi Novik (currently reading) – don’t have the physical book with me yet.
- Jim Butcher (currently reading)
- Seanan McGuire (currently reading)
- Catherynne M. Valente (my next read)
Even though I have Seanan McGuire’s books here, I read her first book – “Every Heart a Doorway” last year itself. So she is not an author that I discovered in 2017 but I am reading her other book this year – “Down among the sticks and bones”.
I still have some authors that I want to read books from by the end of this year. The authors are –
- Lois McMaster Bujold
- Ann Leckie
- James S. A. Corey
- C. J. Cherryh
- Kim Stanley Robinson
- Neal Stephenson
- Robert Charles Wilson
Also these two authors if possible:
- Connie Willis
- Greg Bear
Have you read any of these authors? If so, which of these authors did you like and why?