Thanks for taking the time to write this up, Jeremy! Looking back over my own reading year provides a real insight into my frame of mind for the year, and it’s great to read someone else going through the same steps.
I think it’s admirable that you manage to leave book reviews. I can never bring myself to do it. It’s one thing to write up a few paragraphs about a bit of interesting non-fiction. But it’s an enormously difficult task to come up with something non-crass and non-trivial to say about the kinds of rich novels that affect me most deeply. So I choose to say nothing at all 😀 Plus, I can’t stomach the idea of reducing my thoughts to star ratings. But I am a fan of thoughtful reviews written by others!