I read a lot. Show me an author who doesn't. It’s our trade, as well as our pleasure.
My reading list for any year (yes, I do keep one) always covers a broad range, though each year it is showing more fiction .
I’ve just taken a look at my list for 2022 and see I’ve recorded 83 titles for the year. I may have missed a few but that's about normal. Some facts it reveals –
• I’m reading 60% women writers.
• I rate each book out of 5, judging mainly on story or content, construction, and the quality of the writing. This year I’ve awarded *5: 24%; *4: 42%; *3: 22%; *2: 10%; and there were a few abandoned.
• The great majority are on kindle. I LOVE my kindle. This means I buy lots of e-books. People give me paper books and they tend to pile up as I give preference to reading e-books.
While they’re both non-fiction and fiction with the latter including classic titles (some re-read), science fiction, and light reads, my favourite genre is Literary Fiction, so it’s not surprising that’s what I write myself. I’m not a fan of series and, there again, you’ll find my own fiction books are stand-alones, being quite different from each other – though there is an emphasis on women characters.
I expect the 2023 list will be fairly similar, but I'll be interested this time next year to see.
Best wishes for your reading during the coming year.