Favorite books read?
Leaving rereads out of it because otherwise the answer would be Les Miserables or Don Quixote every few years: The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan, Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch, Mind of Winter by Laura Kasische, The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey, Precious Thing by Colette McBeth
The unit of Archetype and Prototype by M.D. Waters, which I hated with the fiery passion of a thousand blazing suns, especially Prototype because when Archetype ended I thought it might still be salvageable depending on where it went next. Just read my review: http://unreachableshelf.weebly.com/on-the-shelf/prototype-by-md-waters
Oldest book read?
Classical Greece/Rome 0
Early Christianity: 0
18th century: 0
19th century: 4
20th century: 16
21st century: 101
As of right now, Foxglove Summer since its release date isn't even officially until Tuesday, but relative to when I read them, nearly all of the non-rereads either had just come out or were ARCs.
How many re-reads?
Most books read by one author this year?
Probably the eight by Robert A. Heinlein
Any in translation?
Syndrome E by Franck Thilliez and three by Victor Hugo
How many of this year's books were from the library?
Forty-four if I'm remembering correctly.
Book that most changed my perspective:
I don't think anything qualifies for this.
The combination of Aziraphale and Crowley.
I still cry when I read the climax of Notre Dame de Paris
Most inspirational in terms of your own writing?
More than anything I read all the way through in the past year, various books on Mary Wollstonecraft that I've skimmed
How many you'd actually read again?
About sixty-six of them I either own with the intention of reading again or theoretically would, but I got them from the library and haven't bothered to get my own copy so it's less likely that I would.
Although there are a million problems with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest the reason why I still reread it is that it gave us one of my favorite quotes ever, "But it's the truth, even if it never happened."