Writers are, above all, readers. So in the tradition of all the fun Top 10 posts that fly around the Internet this time of the year, here are my top books of 2013.
At any given time, I usually have a bookmark in four different books: a novel, a general non-fiction book, a writing book, and a devotional book. I’ve highlighted my Top 5 favorites in each category below. And, just for fun (and because I’m a trivial stats nerd), here’s how my reading habits shook out this year.
Total books read: 149
Fiction to non-fiction ratio: 84:65
Male to female author gender: 84:65 (not a typo, and, no, the males didn’t write all the fiction I read and the females didn’t write all the non-fiction)
Top 5 genres: Classics (with 33 books), historical fiction (22), writing how-to (22), non-fiction history (17), fantasy (13).
Number of books per rating: 5 stars (8), 4 stars (58), 3 stars (64), 2 stars (17), 1 star (2).
Top Fiction Books
Top General Non-Fiction Books