Saturday 30 March 2024

Top Ten Fiction and Non-Fiction Books First Quarter 2024

 Top Ten Fiction and Non-Fiction Books First Quarter 2024


It has been a good year for reading so far. I am still averaging a little over a book a day. It was slower this year than the last few, but both work and home life have been much busier. This quarter I read 199 books, below is the comparison with the last 8 years:

     2024 - 119
     2023 – 160
     2022 – 145
     2021 – 97
     2020 – 96
     2019 – 123
     2018 – 91
     2017 – 100
     2016 – 52

But back to this quarter by the numbers:

Books Read: 119
First Time Reads: 103
Fiction: 48
Non-Fiction: 55
5/5 Stars: 90

A bit of a dip over the last few years but well with in range over the last 8 years. I can state again that looking back 2016 is a bit of an outlier as late that year I switched jobs and have since had much better work – life balance. In the spring of 2016, I worked through Brandon Vogt’s course Read More Books Now (now available on ClaitasU). The year before that I removed all games from my phone and tablet and my reading had doubled. 

Here is my top ten fiction and non-fiction books of the fourth quarter of 2023.

Top Ten Non-Fiction Books:

 1. Artificial Intelligence - Fr Andrew Pinsent, Sean Biggins, and Robert Seed - CTS Explanations
 2. Books by Benedict XVI
The Lenten Journey: Words for Lent and Easter
 3. 33 Days to Eucharistic Glory - Matthew Kelly
 4. Sunday Hoimilies Series by Father Mike Schmitz
Untroubled by the Unknown Trusting God in Every Moment
 5. Coached by Josemaría Escrivá - Fr. John Henry Hanson O. Praem.
 6. 30 Day Consecration to St Joseph - Fr Gerard Skinner - CTS Devotions
 7. CTS Biographies Series - Catholic Truth Society
Martyrs of Nagasaki - Lucian Hunt
Martyrs of Vietnam - Bob Bloomfield
 9. Miraculous II: Catholic Mysteries for Kids - Kathryn Griffin Swegart - Catholic Stories for Kids Book 4
10. How to Overcome Distraction in Prayer - Fr Ed Broom OMV - CTS Books

Bonus Books:
The Way of the Cross - Juliette Levivier - CTS Children's Books
The Way of the Cross: According to the Method of St. Alphonsus Liguori - TAN Books 

Top Ten Fiction Books:

 1. Raven Mistcreek Series - N.R. LaPoint
Dusklight
 2. The Matrioshka Divide - Isaac Young
 3. Missing, Presumed Lost - Fiorella De Maria - Father Gabriel Book 5
 4. Sumire Series - Cedar Sanderson as Lilania Begley
 5. Dinosaur Warfare Series - N.R. LaPoint
 6. Reservations - Richard Paolinelli - Jack Del Rio Book 1
 7. My Family and Others Skaters - Fiorella De Maria
 8. Seadragon - Richard Paolinelli - Seadragon Book 1
 9. Gun Magus - N.R. LaPoint
10. The Naturals Series - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Naturals
Killer Instinct

Bonus Books:
Bluehills Series - Cedar Sanderson as Lilania Begley
Pinup Noir 3 - Edited by Kortnee Bryant - Raconteur Press Anthologies Book 22
Dead Ringer - Jude Hardin - Jack Reacher Experiment Book 1 

My reading has been up over each of the last few years, but it is staying pretty consistent at about a book a day over the year. I attribute in part to Brandon Vogt’s course Read More Books Now, removing all games but 1 brain game from my devices. And I was commuting to work on a bus and read on the bus every day. Working from home reading took a little more discipline, and we are now back to a hybrid model with 5 days a month in the office, so things are changing again.    

In April of 2023 I wrote a piece called How I Read So Much? Because I get asked the question so often, read the piece linked above if you are looking for some ideas on ways to read more. 

Note: I do not include books that have been read in previous years and were reread this year in my top ten lists, they are sometimes in the bonus section.
 
But if you want more options check out my favourite books year by year list. Or this year not to flood the list with one specific author.    


Relates Posts: 
Top 10 Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2010
Top 10 Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2010
Top 10 Reading Goals for 2010
Top 10 Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2010

Top 10 Fiction Books 4th Quarter 2010
Top Ten Reading Goals For 2010 - Recap

Top 10 Fiction Books 2010
Top 10 Picture Books of 2010
Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2010

Top 10 Graphic Novels for 2010
Top Ten Reading Goals For 2011
 

Top Ten Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2011
Top Ten Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2011
Top Ten Reading Goals for 2011 Update
 
Top Ten Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2011 
Top Ten Fictions Books 4th Quarter 2011
Top Ten Fiction Books 2011
Top Ten Reading Goals 2011 - Recap
Top Ten Reading Goals 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2012

Top Ten Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books  4th Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 2012
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2012
Top Ten Reading Goals 2012 - Recap
Top Ten Reading Goals 2013
Top 10 Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2013
Top 10 Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2013
Top 10 Books Second Half 2013
Top Ten Fiction Books 2013
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2013 
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2014
Top Ten Fiction Books 2014
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2014
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2015
Top Ten Fiction Books 2015
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2015
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2016
Top Ten Non- Fiction Books 2016
Top Ten Fiction Books 2016
Top Ten Catholic Books
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2017
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2017
Top Ten Fiction Books 2017
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2018
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2018
Top Ten Fiction Books 2018
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2019
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2019
Top Ten Fiction Books 2019
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2020
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2020
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2020
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2020 
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2024
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Statistics Books Read By Year:

119 - 2024 January-March
455 - 2023 
438 - 2022
365 - 2021
317 - 2020 
392 - 2019
359 - 2018
380 - 2017 
272 - 2016 
177 - 2015 
130 - 2014 
 88 -  2013
176 - 2012 
163 - 2011
302 - 2010
142 - 2009
 98 - 2008
 83 - 2007
191 - 2006
151 - 2005
 60 - 2004
 52 - 2003
 97 - 2002
 50 - 2001
 41 - 2000
 71 - 1999
 73 - 1998
131 - 1997
101 - 1996



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