I read 46 books last year. Here’s a breakdown:
4 Young Adult Fiction
1 Juvenile Fiction
14 by male authors
12 mysteries/thrillers, 3 science-fiction, 1 western, 2 romances, 1 horror
7 by Asian Americans, 6 by Latino Americans, 2 by African Americans, 1 by Native Americans
I like to review my writing habits annually to see if I might have adopted any new trends. Not last year. The main difference last year is that I read twice as many mysteries/thrillers than I did the previous year. I enjoyed some very good ones, like Witch Elm by Tana French. I read only three science fiction novels, two less than the previous year. I plan to read more science fiction in the future. It’s a genre I’ve ignored in the past, but it’s the genre of ideas, one I’ve come to appreciate more.