December 31, 2016

What I read in 2016

Welcome again to my annual summary of the books I read this year. In 2016, I read 82 books. I managed to read at least 100 books in 2015 and 2014, but this was a busier year for me, especially at my day job. However, I’m still happy with the amount of reading I managed to do in the last twelve months.

The ratings for the books I read this year broke down as follows:
  • 5 stars - 23 books
  • 4 stars - 30 books 
  • 3 stars - 29 books 

This works out to an average rating of 3.93 stars per book, almost identical to my average rating of 3.92 last year!

Of the 82 books I read, 26 were indie published. This is a smaller percentage than last year’s 47%.

The ratings for the indie published books were distributed in an interesting way:
  • 5 stars - 5 books 
  • 4 stars - 13 books 
  • 3 stars - 8 books 

For some reason, there were far more 4-star books than 5- or 3-stars. 4-star indie books accounted for 43% of all the 4-star books I read this year, while indie books comprised only 22% of the 5-stars and 28% of the 3-stars. Why did the indie books cluster so much around the 4-star rating? I have no idea, except that it seemed that the indie books I read were largely good but not great whereas there was a broader spectrum to the traditionally published books I read in 2016.

In my next post, I’ll list my top ten favorite books of the year. Stay tuned!

December 17, 2016

2016 Holiday Sale!

It's the Christmas holiday season again, and since this is the most wonderful time of the year, I'm discounting my books on Amazon. Between now and the New Year, every one of my books will be on sale for 99 cents or FREE! Get them before prices go back up!

In the Hands of
New Eden
Keep Your
Enemies Close
Gifted All That
Remains of Me

Transmissions A House in
the Woods
Protect Search Rescue

George and the
Galactic Games

Drive Through a
Tangled Wood
Celestial Spectral Tales

Happy holidays!