In any case, here were some highlights:
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - YA mainstream
- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch - fantasy
- The Fourth Wall by Walter Jon Williams - science fiction
- The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen - fantasy (slight)
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - science fiction
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - fantasy
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio - YA mainstream
- The Dog Stars by Peter Heller - science fiction (post-apoc)
- Legion by Brandon Sanderson - science fiction
- Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn - science fiction (included for the sheer fun factor)
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker - science fiction (apoc)
- Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan - mainstream/literary
Of the highlights, 3 were mainstream, 3 were fantasy, and 3 were science fiction. I still have to go back and figure the numbers for all 109 books.
I'm not sure why I like to keep track. Part of it is the feeling of accomplishment I get from knowing how much I've read. Part of it is that I like to look at what kinds of books I've read, to inspire myself to stretch my boundaries a little more. I take reading, as well as supporting the publishing industry, very seriously. I don't buy everything I read, but I patronize my library a lot and I still do buy a lot of print books at various venues. Books just make the world a better place.