I’m also going to take a look at my personal reading stats for the year, similar to last year’s post.
On the Blog
I really don’t say this enough, but I want to say a big thank you to you, our readers, listeners and fellow bloggers. You’re the reason we do this, and we love that you’ve stuck around through what has been a quieter year on the blog and in podcast-land.
This year on Tea in the Treetops, I published 29 reviews, plus Philippa and I produced nine episodes of Tea in the Treetops podcast.
It’s been a busy year for both of us, with Philippa studying full-time and my part-time study, as well as all the other things we do in our lives. We’ve still managed to get out and about to bookish events now and then, and a big shout out to the Dark Days (book) Club – so glad we decided to meet up outside of book launches! I got to meet some fantastic authors this year, including but not limited to Meagan Spooner, Garth Nix, Jennifer Niven, Krystal Sutherland, Kate Forsyth, Cath Crowley, Amie Kaufman (again), Jay Kristoff (again), Wai Chim, Meg Caddy, Claire Christian, Lynette Noni (again), Traci Harding, Jody McAlister.
As usual you can see the reviews for all our favourite reads of the year under our “favourites” tag!
Anni’s personal stats
During 2017 I experienced one of the worst reading slumps I’ve had in many years. I read a total of 50 books, which is less than half of last year’s total.
It wasn’t that I wasn’t reading, because I was still reading a lot. The problem was that I discovered fan fiction. Mostly Supernatural, a bit of Harry Potter and other fandoms thrown in. There are some fantastic writers out there, honing their skills by playing in existing universes. I love it. Not only did I read an embarrassing amount of fan fic, I edited my friends’ fic and even dabbled in writing some myself. Sorry, I’m not going to share any links for that.
I’m really hoping that next year I can get stuck back into my tbr, which is truly stressing me out at its size. Why do all the awesome books just keep on coming out?!
If you’d like to see some pretty book pictures, I’ve loved being a part of the #LoveOZYA community at bookstagram. Find me at anni.treetops.
Longest book: The longest book that I read this year was Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Fate at 853 pages.
The average length of the books I read this year was about 390 pages.
Australian Authors: I thought I’d done really well with reading lots of Aussie books this year, but the final count shows only a third of books were written by Aussies, similar to last year.
Source: Due to the slowing down of my blogging, I’ve received less review copies this year and bought a whole lot more books that I have actually gone on to read. Thanks to Brisbane City Council Libraries for making audio books available through your catalogue. Also a big thank you to all the publishers who I’ve had the pleasure to work with this year.
Thanks so much for your support, and I wish you a very happy 2018!