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Reading Metrics 2016

I was hoping to eek out one or two more books before the end of the year but a quick glance at my schedule tells me this is unlikely. It has been a good year; I read more books than last year. My final total: 168 new books in 2016. (Only 3 re-reads, though. ūüė¶ ) It was a total of 41,409 pages¬†(less than average but the book quality was overall better.)¬†

My average rating was 3.5 stars and a great chunk of the books came from my to-read list (hurray!) For several weeks, I actually had that list under 950. (Then the Summit Oxford 2017 Reading List was published. Sigh.) However, it is still under 1,000 which I consider quite the accomplishment. 

Last year I met the gang at the Algonquin¬†Round Table…this year I discovered the literary circle of the Detection Club and in particular became enamored with Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, and G.K. Chesterton. (I’ve always loved these authors but I didn’t know much about their personal lives.)¬†

My favorite book this year: All The King’s Men by¬†Robert Penn Warren.¬†

The most disappointing book: Girl Online by Zoe Sugg. 

My favorite author from this year:¬†Anne Bront√ę.

The most unexpectedly-good book: Written in Red by Anne Bishop. (Disclaimer: dark book, not for everyone. I found the sequel inappropriate and did not finish) 

The best series I read this year: The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan (at any rate, it was the only series I started and decided to finished) 

The best guilty-pleasure book: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. 

The longest book: Winter by Marissa Meyer. (832 pages)

Shortest book: The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico. (48 pages)

Best Fairy Tale: Valiant by Sarah McGuire 



The Mindy Project

Over the last few weeks I read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling. I found both books hilarious and impossible to put down. (They are, however, occasionally crude…so I don’t necessarily recommend reading them.) Because I enjoyed her writing so much,¬†I decided to give her TV show, The Mindy Project, a try.¬†So far, I have watched the first 8 episodes of Season 1.

To be honest, I almost didn’t make it past¬†the first two episodes. They were so dumb. This entire show is like one long, HR nightmare. In fact, if I worked in human resources, I’d be tempted to make everyone in the company watch the show to learn what NOT to do. Those doctors¬†are just begging for a lawsuit.¬†

However, each episode is only like 20 minutes and it is so easy to just click on the next one…

I’ve actually started ¬†to…to sorta enjoy?…the show. I’m ambivalent to Mindy’s character and tend to dislike the other doctors in her office. I do – cautiously – like the characters of Morgan, the office nurse, and Mindy’s current boyfriend, Josh. ¬†However, when I actually start thinking about the plots of the episodes, I couldn’t tell you what I’m enjoying. It is mindless fluff. I’ve got Season 1 so I will probably finish it, but I can’t imagine myself actively seeking any of the other seasons.¬†