What I read in 2020

Again, a relatively short list (for me – in some years I’ve got up over 150 books), but for some reason I just didn’t feel as inspired to read this year – probably because I was so busy with everything else. One big part of the drop in numbers is because I mostly stopped listening to audio books, because the library app doesn’t work properly on my phone. So I switched to listening to podcasts while walking to and from work instead.

Total = 63 books

January (4)

February (7)

  • Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson (library e-book)
  • Unicorn Power! by Mariko Tamaki (library e-book)
  • Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Children of Refuge by Margaret Peterson (library e-book)
  • Bed by David Whitehouse
  • The Watchmen of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny (borrowed from M)
  • The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (library e-book)

March (5)

  • Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
  • Kim Reaper: Grim Beginnings by Sarah Graley (library book)
  • How to be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters (library book)
  • Alex in Wonderland by Simon James Green (library book)
  • All the Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins (library book)

April (5)

May (2)

June (4)

  • Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant (library book)
  • The Life and Death of Sophie Stark (library book)
  • The Early Stories of Philip K Dick by Philip K Dick (library audio book)
  • The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan (library book)

July (5)

August (4)

September (6)

October (10)

  • Transmission by Alex Bertie (library book)
  • I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
  • A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green
  • GSA by Sophie Labelle (e-book)
  • Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh
  • Nice Gender by Sophie Labelle
  • We Won’t Be Erased by Sophie Labelle
  • Camp Fabulous by Sophie Labelle
  • Gender Helpline by Sophie Labelle
  • Sex Ed for Everyone by Sophie Labelle

November (8)

December (3)


What I read in 2019 (85 books)
What I read in 2018 (116 books)
What I read in 2017 (106 books)
What I read in 2016 (92 books)
What I read in 2015 (112 books)
What I read in 2014 (93 books)
What I read in 2013 (129 books)
What I read in 2012 (128 books)
What I read in 2011 (133 books)
What I read in 2010 (137 books)
What I read in 2009 (150 books)
What I read in 2008 (154 books)
What I read in 2007 (123 books)
What I read in 2006 (140 books)
What I read in 2005 (168 books)

What counts as a book?

What I made in 2020

Projects completed in 2020.

I thought I’d had a pretty uncreative year, what with lockdown depression and everything, but although it was mostly small projects, I did actually manage to get quite a few things finished.

January

Chicken pincushion
And two more chickens
“Garden City” placemat

February


“Garden City” table runner
A chicken for Niece
And another one

March

March was busy, and then it got weird. So nothing really finished, but I did do a few quick sketchy things:

A cartoon I (badly) drew at a workshop with the amazing Sam Orchard during Pride week
A couple of sketches I didn’t hate from a life-drawing class during Pride week
A bear to hang in my window for the We’re Not Scared NZ Bear Hunt

April

And the bear was then joined by a couple of Easter eggs

May

A hot water bottle cover
and then another one for Niece

June

A lot of stuff in progress, but nothing finished.

July

Custom noticeboards for my craft room

August

An experimental mask
and when that worked, a few more masks
and then a lot more masks
Tūī in the Henhouse – a mini-quilt for Yetzirah, to celebrate 100 subscribers to my YouTube channel

September and October

Mostly making videos, but I did make progress on a few quilting projects

November

A pair of rainbow cushions as a housewarming gift for Karen
A Star Trek/LEGO mini-quilt as a wedding present for Marie and Angie
A huge string of bunting in Pasifika fabrics for my union

December

Birb – a quilt portrait of Niece’s pet cockatiel
A little mat to put under mum’s kettle
A Christmas mini-quilt for a Secret Santa gift
Christmas Tree mini-quilt
Finally finished the rest of the Christmas mini-quilts I started in 2017
A cat bed for Raji, mum’s cat

What I made in 2019
What I made in 2018
What I made in 2017

So it’s a new year

Well, that whole return to blogging didn’t last long last year, did it? And to be honest, this one probably won’t either. It’s mostly because vlogging has taken over a lot of the role blogging used to play for me, but also just that usual loop of it’s been so long since I blogged anything, it’ll take me forever to catch up, so it’s easier to just set it aside for a bit longer. And then suddenly it’s 2021.

So I’m not going to try and properly catch things up (other than lots of photos of craft projects, mainly just so I’ve got something to link to for my annual round-up of what I made last year… which is a bit redundant, because it means this post and the round-up post will almost be identical…) Life continues in this weird what passes for normal (as long as you don’t look beyond the borders) state here in Aotearoa. We’re (except in the border isolation hotels) Covid free, and life has sort of returned to normal, except for not being able to leave the country, and always being a bit on edge waiting for the next community outbreak to shut things down again, and anything that needs to be imported being horrifically expensive or in short supply (that part feels like being back in the Muldoon years!). But otherwise, it’s easy to forget that the pandemic rages on everywhere else.

The being on edge thing has kept me in Christchurch for the Christmas break – I’d thought about going down to Alexandra, but knowing how stupid people can get around Christmas and New Years, and the inevitable huge parties, I was a bit worried that if there was going to be another outbreak, it’d be during the holiday period, and very likely somewhere like Queenstown. And much as I love Alex, the thought of being stuck down there if we went back into lockdown wasn’t tempting – especially if I’d end up working from home for months again, with the terrible internet down there! So I’ve stayed at home and had a very quiet Christmas – which has had the advantage of having plenty of time to get on with some craft projects (and some video projects – for once I’ve actually got a bit of a buffer of scheduled videos, so I don’t have to be scrambling to edit a video every week!)

And talking of craft projects, here’s lots of photos, in no particular order:

The project I’m most proud of is Birb, the wall-hanging I made for my niece. It’s a portrait of her pet cockatiel, and I was working on it off and on since sometime in the winter. It was a bit of a last-minute rush to get the binding sewn off so I could post it down to her for Christmas.

I based the pattern (very loosely) on a quilt I saw online somewhere that had a variety of different birds in a similar style, though I ended up changing a lot of the details as I went along.

I made a pieced back for it, because I had a few half-square triangles left over, so I decided it would be fun to try and incorporate them into the back. Even though when it gets hung on the wall nobody will ever see those details, I really like the idea that the back is interesting too – it’s like including a little easter egg 🙂

I’m really proud of the quilting – it feels like it nicely shows off how far my skills have progressed over the last few years 🙂 And I had a lot of fun coming up with quilting designs for each component.

It’s also the biggest quilt I’ve completed this year (I have made a couple of quilt tops that are bigger, but they’re still sitting on the pile waiting for inspiration to strike to get them actually quilted). Everything else has been mini-quilts – probably because they seem more manageable at the moment.

One you might have already seen if you follow Yetzirah’s blog is the mini-quilt I made to celebrate reaching 100 subscribers on my YouTube channel. I had a little competition where viewers could suggest a quilt theme, and I’d draw one out and make it for them. Yetzirah’s name came out of the hat, with the suggestion of hearts and batiks. She’d just been converting her chicken coop into a writing retreat room, so I had that space in mind when I made it. A gorgeous NZ-made batik ended up being the central fabric, so I called it Tūī in the Henhouse.

It’s another one where I incorporated a spare block into the back, this time as a label:

A mini-quilt that didn’t make it onto my YouTube channel was the one I very quickly made as a wedding present for two friends who’d converted their civil union into a marriage and threw a party to celebrate. They’re both major Star Trek and LEGO geeks, so coming up with a design to suit wasn’t hard 🙂

I had to Google the shape of the communicator badges on their shirts – I’m definitely not a Trekkie 🙂

And one that has already featured on my channel is a little Christmas tree that came from a rainy, I feel like starting something new, sort of day just before Christmas. I had a charm pack I didn’t know what I wanted to do with, so I just started playing, and this was the result:

Plus, I finally got round to finishing off the last of the Christmas mini-quilts I started years ago (I just checked – it was in 2017! That was when I finally learnt the lesson that making anything in bulk is boring, and I’ll give up half way through, so I really shouldn’t attempt it, no matter how much it seems like a cool idea to make loads of something so I can give one to everyone I know).

There were also lots of quilted things that weren’t actually quilts. Like the cushions I made as a housewarming gift for another friend. I half-jokingly said I should make her some cushions, and asked her what colours she liked. When she replied “rainbows”, I immediately had the (slightly over-ambitious) thought that doing something with a bargello technique would be fun, despite the fact I’d never actually tried bargello before (when has that ever stopped me?). I used bargello for one of the cushions, and then used the scraps from it to make a complementary design for the other one.

I also made a couple of hot water bottle covers, one for myself, and one for my niece (yes, I do make a lot of things for her – she’s totally spoilt 😉 )

This is my one,which started off as a mistake – I cut some of the pieces wrong for one of the blocks in the Sugaridoo quilt, so decided to use them for an improvised block, which ended up being a hot water bottle
And this is my niece’s – I basically just wanted an excuse to use that forest fabric 🙂

This very small mat was made at the request of Mum, who wanted something to put under her kettle to reduce the noise when it boils. Her request was for something very simple, and red to match her kitchen. But of course, simple is boring, so I ended up experimenting with an octagonal log cabin (with limited success – it’s really hard to keep the angles on an octagon accurate as you add to it!)

I really love this fabric I put on the back – actually, I think I like the back more than the front!

Mum loved it so much it didn’t actually end up doing the job it was intended for – instead of putting it under the kettle, where it would be hidden, she’s got it out on display, under the fruit bowl 🙂

Another request from Mum was for a cat bed for Raji. He’s been overflowing his existing one, so she wanted one slightly bigger. So I bought some fake fur and adapted a dog bed pattern:

It ended up very puffy in the centre – hopefully Raji is heavy enough to sink into it, and not float on top 🙂

I only finished it a couple of days ago, so I haven’t had a chance to get it posted down to her yet – I’ll do that once the post office opens on Tuesday. I’m looking forward to finding out whether it gets Raji’s seal of approval (Parsnips sniffed at it once, and hasn’t gone near it since).

In other non-quilting craft projects, I also made another big pile of bunting for the union, this time in Pasifika fabrics:

This is some of it hanging in the corridor outside my office – we had a competition in our building to decorate the hallways for Christmas, and our floor (which we share with the Pacific Research Centre) decided to go for a “Pacific Wonderland” theme.

And of course, like everyone with access to a sewing machine, made many, many, many masks for friends and family (and a few for myself).

I had to make at least one with cats on it 🙂

And finally for the completed projects, I made noticeboards for my craft room/study, so I can finally stop trying to stick pins directly into the walls:

What I read in 2019

A lot fewer than in previous years. Partly a reflection of how busy the year was, but also just that I was spending more of my down time on other things (like YouTube and Netflix) instead of reading.

Total = 85 books

January (7)

February (5)

March (14)

  • The Castlemaine Murders by Kerry Greenwood (library e-book)
  • The Slow Fix by Ivan Coyote (library e-book)
  • The London Train by Tessa Hadley (library audio book)
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (library e-book)
  • Tomboy by Liz Prince (library book)
  • Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky (library book)
  • Check Please by Ngozi Ukazu (library book)
  • Flying Tips for Flightless Birds by Kelly McCaughrain (library e-book)
  • The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell by William Klaber (library e-book)
  • Close to Spider Man by Ivan Coyote (library e-book)
  • Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert (library audio book)
  • Month of Sundays by Yolanda Wallace (library e-book)
  • Weird Girl and What’s His Name by Meagan Brothers (library e-book)
  • Wide Awake by David Levithan (library book)

April (4)

  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (library book)
  • Speaking for Ourselves by Michael B Bakan (library audio book)
  • The Fairies of Sadieville by Alex Bledsoe (library audio book)
  • The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities by Paul Anthony Jones (library book)

May (10)

June (7)

  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (library e-book)
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (library audio book)
  • Building Fires in the Snow edited by Martha Amore and Lucian Childs (library e-book)
  • Red Moon Rising by Matthew Brzezinski (library audio book)
  • The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracyby Mackenzi Lee (library e-book)
  • The Gods of Tango by Carolina De Robertis (library e-book)
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (library audio book)

July (7)

August (4)

  • I’ll Love You When You’re More Like Me by ME Kerr (library e-book)
  • Autoboyography by Christina Lauren (library audio book)
  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (library e-book)
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (library audio book)

September (7)

October (7)

November (9)

December (4)


What I read in 2018 (116 books)
What I read in 2017 (106 books)
What I read in 2016 (92 books)
What I read in 2015 (112 books)
What I read in 2014 (93 books)
What I read in 2013 (129 books)
What I read in 2012 (128 books)
What I read in 2011 (133 books)
What I read in 2010 (137 books)
What I read in 2009 (150 books)
What I read in 2008 (154 books)
What I read in 2007 (123 books)
What I read in 2006 (140 books)
What I read in 2005 (168 books)

What counts as a book?

What I made in 2019

And now, just to repeat most of what was in the previous post, here’s my annual list of what I made last year:

January

Much too busy to be creative!

February

TEU Tū Kotahi quilt

March

(with Pieta) Lots of heart blocks for the Healing Hearts for Christchurch project

April

(with Pieta) “محبة/Aroha/Love” mini-quilt

May

Didn’t finish any projects, but I started a few new ones… (this could have something to do with why I have so many unfinished projects!)

June

A random serviette, made from a scrap piece of linen

July

(It looks like I achieved so much this month!  But it was mostly a lot of quick little projects, plus finally getting round to finishing off a few big ones I’ve been working on for months.)

A handy bag for holding surgical drains
A chest-protecting seatbelt pillow
A draft excluder for Mum
(with Pieta) “Purple Town” quilt for Annie
And another seatbelt pillow, for Mum
A cushion with handy pockets
“Seashells” quilt for Fuzzle
A rag rug

August

A kit for my diabetes gear

September

A rainbow table runner for Diversity Fest
(with Pieta) and lots and lots of rainbow bunting

October

Started a few things, but (once again) somehow didn’t get round to finishing any of them…

November

A quick quilted bookmark for Discoverylover
Finished off another of the Christmas mini-quilts

December

And another one
Wug Mug Rug mini-quilt
Rainbow Aroha mini-quilt
And another Christmas mini-quilt (I’m on a roll finally getting these finished!)
Painted two D&D figurines (the one on the right is supposed to represent my possom-skin and Swannie wearing half-orc barbarian Thokk)

What I made in 2018
What I made in 2017

What I made in 2018

(Very late (blame the Flickr debacle) and I know I’m way behind on blog posts (and vlogs), but I’ll get there eventually – life has been busy!)

Projects completed in 2018:

January

I made a lot of progress on projects, but didn’t actually finish any of them.

February


Lego Quilt

March


Birds in Flight quilt

April and May

Is travelling a good enough excuse for not finishing anything?

June


Herringbone cushion

July


A basket made from cabbage tree leaves

August


Another doll’s quilt

September

So many projects in progress, none finished…

October

Harmony's Flying Foxes
Harmony’s Flying Foxes quilt

November

Too busy travelling…

December


Millie’s Star quilt


A scrappy cushion for Niece


Another Christmas mini-quilt


What I made in 2017

Saki and fireworks

And now, after all those lists, an actual post:

After a couple of days of hiding away from the world, I was feeling ready for human contact again, so a couple of invitations yesterday came just at the right moment.  First was to join Harvestbird for cake and afternoon tea in civilisation, before she heads off into the (relative) wilderness for a week with her family.    We successfully found cake at Church Corner, and spent an enjoyable afternoon dissecting popular culture (and, in particular, the new Star Wars film, which I’ve also been debating the merits of with Nephew #1 via email, so I now really need to go and see it again, so I can properly work out which of whose arguments I agree with 🙂 ).

Next, Dana invited me to join her and some friends for dinner at Bao Bar in Riccarton.  I’d never been there before, but was happily surprised by how good the food was.  It’s one of those places that occupies the nebulous space between fast food and a proper restaurant – they have a liquor licence and offer table service if you’re sitting upstairs (there are buttons on the tables to summon a waiter), but also do takeaways downstairs.  We shared some tasting plates (which included one of the few tofu dishes I’ve ever actually enjoyed) and dumplings, then tried a variety of “baogers” (bao buns stuffed with different meats), washed down with Champagne-style fizzy saki (which was very sweet, and very drinkable, though I could feel it going to my head pretty fast!).

After dinner we all went back to Dana’s place and played a rather chaotic board game involving a train robbery, complete with jumping from carriage to carriage, and the robbers all attempting to shoot and punch each other while stealing the loot and avoiding the sheriff.  I think I ended up coming last, but it was still a lot of fun.

A couple of the guests left after the game, as they had to go home to relieve their babysitter.  I considered leaving then too, as I had no particular desire to stay up to see the New Year in, but then someone suggested we could all walk down to Hagley Park to watch the fireworks at midnight, so I was talked into staying.  It was only about 11 pm by then, so in the meantime, Dana’s partner suggested setting up their virtual reality gear for a game.

As everyone else had had a go on it before, they gave me the first go (which actually turned out to be the only go, because by the time everything was set up, we didn’t have all that much time before we had to leave to get to the park on time).  I was a bit doubtful at first, because my previous experiences with VR a couple of years ago weren’t that impressive, but the technology has advanced very quickly – it was so much better than I’d expected.  It really did feel totally immersive (apart from occasionally feeling the cable wrap around my feet if I turned round too many times), and definitely felt like being in a physical space.  Even better, the controllers had amazing haptic feedback.  Dana’s partner set me up on an archery game, where I had to shoot barbarians storming a castle, and it really did feel like I was knocking an arrow into the bow and shooting.  I think I could have happily played that game for a very long time if we hadn’t had to go!

Just before 12 we walked down to the park, and got there just in time to hear the countdown and watch the fireworks.  We didn’t go into the official party area, but just sat by the duck pond behind the stage area, which was where they were letting the fireworks off from, so we got a fantastic view (there were quite a few people there already with cameras and tripods set up – wish I’d thought to bring my camera along!).  We sang Auld Lang Syne along with the crowd (and Mum, you’ll be glad to hear I even sang a verse of The Green Oak Tree (very quietly!) as we walked back through the park).

I’d been telling the others about New Years when I was a child, and how we used to go first footing, and Dana was fascinated by it all, so I suggested I could first foot her when we got back to her house.  It wasn’t a proper first footing, of course – I had to substitute a stick I picked up in the park for the piece of coal, and a couple of lollies I found in the bottom of my bag for the shortbread and whisky – but it’s the thought that counts, right? 🙂   In return, Dana gave me a traditional Romanian blessing with a leafy branch, so a successful cultural exchange of good wishes for the coming year 🙂

So it turned out to be a fun night, although a very late one – I was totally shattered by the time I got home!  Talking of which, I think an early night tonight would be a good idea.  So Happy New Year, everyone – I hope 2018 brings you joy.

2017 in first lines, and in pictures

I’ve been doing the year in first lines thing for a few years now – I think it was a post on Wondermark that gave me the idea?  Anyway, the idea is to summarise the year through the first sentence of the first post of each month.  As always, I’m cheating slightly by sometimes including a second sentence where the first wasn’t very long, or very interesting, and I generally skip posts that are just lists (like most of my 1 January posts…)

And the year in pictures is always a fun challenge, trying to pick a single photo that sums up each month.  Sometimes that’s easy, but life events don’t always neatly segment themselves into months, so some months there’s too much to choose from, and others I struggle to find a photo (especially if it was one of those times when I just never seemed to get my camera out). And of course, sometimes it’s just a pretty picture, without any particular significance other than I took it that month, and I like it.

So, in case you’re not bored with lists yet, here’s two more summarising my year:

2017 in first lines

January: Emerging, blinking, into the light

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, I’m actually writing a blog post.  And that can only mean one thing: I finished my thesis!!!!!

February: The new project

I finally made it to the fabric shop this morning, so I started work on my new project.

March: Scrappy bits

So much for my good intentions of regularly posting to my blog – that seems to have fallen by the wayside a bit!

April: Progressing

This new quilt is definitely slower going than the jelly roll race one (mainly because the seams have to be pretty accurate for it to work properly), but I am making progress.

May: Quilts in progress report

With apologies for the terrible photographs – I keep forgetting that the lighting in the study in winter isn’t particularly conducive to getting colour-accurate photos.

June: Progress, and not so much progress

My plan to use spare half hours to sew failed the moment the really cold weather set in, because I’d forgotten just how cold the study can get in winter (for some reason to do with the way the hallway bends just before the door to the study, the warmth from the fire, which happily heats the rest of the house, never quite reaches the study).

July: Off with their hair

Those of you who know me in real life (TM) will know that for the past year or two I’ve been muttering about how one day I’m going to suddenly cut off all my hair. Well, one day arrived…

August: Films and Flight

I decided it was about time I got round to finishing off the Birds in Flight quilt (which I feel like I started about a million years ago), so I spent the weekend working on the connecting bits for the strip of birds to go on the back. I didn’t get it finished, but I made pretty good progress. At this rate I might even get it quilted this year…

(Spoiler alert: I didn’t)

September: Out and about in Wellington

Wellington was wonderful (despite the less than stellar weather).

October: Playgrounds and Poetry

Brother and family were up at the weekend to go to a concert.

November: Wisdom in overrated anyway

A week or so ago, I had a toothache.

December: Possibly not for the faint of heart

The conference went really well – our talk seemed to be well-received (my boss was in the audience, along with at least three other people I know as experts in digital archiving, and all were nodding at the right places, so I don’t think I said anything too stupid 🙂 ), and (once the stress of having to present was over with, so I could actually just relax and enjoy the rest of the conference) I met all sorts of interesting people, and learnt all sorts of interesting things.

2017 in photos

January

February


March

April


(Like I said, some months it’s obvious which picture to pick 🙂 )

May

June

July


(Yeah, two photos of me in one summary post feels a bit excessive, but cutting off my hair was kind of momentous!)

August


(I seem to have spent a lot of time photographing craft projects this year…)

September

October

November

December

So that’s my year.  A lot of crafts, a lot of trying new things, a few adventures, a few revelations, a few new friends, a few successes, a few difficulties, but mostly a lot of learning and a lot of fun.  Which is pretty much how life should be.

What I made in 2017

I started a new list this year, of the craft projects I’d completed. It was kind of an attempt to motivate myself to actually finish things, instead of always starting new projects then leaving them half-finished when some new shiny caught my eye, but also just because (like my reading list) it’s interesting to see where the year took me, creatively.  It’s a nice reminder, too, of how my skills are progressing, and what each project has taught me.

Projects completed this year:

January

Does a thesis count? 🙂

February


Heidi Hedgehog


Crocheted dishcloth


And a knitted one

March


Flower Garden quilt

April


Upholstered footstool


TEU Rainbow Te Kahukura quilt

May

Ok, so I didn’t actually complete anything this month, but I started a lot!

June


Jelly Roll Race quilt

July


Embroidered insects


And a quilt for dolls

August


Little Squares quilt

September

I really must get round to finishing something one day instead of just starting new things…

October


Skeleton Quilt


and turning an old appliqué into a cushion cover

November


A Christmassy mini-quilt

December


Recycled wrapping paper and crackers, and a wreath


and another Christmas mini-quilt

What I read in 2017

Another year, another list of books.  Quite a short list, really, considering I wasn’t studying this year, but I think somewhere over the last few years I’ve lost the reading habit slightly.  (And yes, I’m aware that for a lot of people, reading 106 books in a year (even given my rather broad definition of what a book is) is an unattainable goal, but I’ve managed to get into the 150s some years, so it’s a major reduction for me.)

Total = 106 books

January (7)

February (7)

March (7)

April (8)

May (9)

June (10)

July (7)

August (13)

September (9)

October (8)

November (11)

December (10)

  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen (library audio book)
  • Ostrich by Matt Greene
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth (e-book)
  • Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (library audio book)
  • New Life Stories by David Attenborough (library audio book)
  • This is How You Die edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki!
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (library audio book)
  • Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman (e-book)
  • The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (e-book)
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (library audio book)

What I read in 2016 (92 books)
What I read in 2015 (112 books)
What I read in 2014 (93 books)
What I read in 2013 (129 books)
What I read in 2012 (128 books)
What I read in 2011 (133 books)
What I read in 2010 (137 books)
What I read in 2009 (150 books)
What I read in 2008 (154 books)
What I read in 2007 (123 books)
What I read in 2006 (140 books)
What I read in 2005 (168 books)

What counts as a book?