Page count for the year: 60,500 - slightly surprised to see another historic low (62,300 in 2016; 80,100 in 2015; 97,100 in 2014; 67,000 in 2013; 77,800 in 2012; 88,200 in 2011)
Books by women in 2017: 64/238, 27% - slight decrease from high of last two years (65 [31%] in 2016, 86 [30%] in 2015, 81 [28%] in 2014, 71 [30%] in 2013, 65 [25%] in 2012, 22% in 2011, 23% in 2010, 20% in 2009, 12% in 2008)
Books by PoC in 2017: 17/238, 7% - same percentage as last two years (14 [7%] in 2016, 20 [7%] in 2015, 11 [5%] in 2014, 12 [5%] in 2013, 5% in 2011, 9% in 2010, 5% in 2009, 2% in 2008)
Most books by a single author: Colin Brake and Leo, both with 5 (previous winners: Christopher Marlowe in 2016, Justin Richards in 2015 and 2014, Agatha Christie in 2013, Jonathan Gash in 2012, Arthur Conan Doyle in 2011, Ian Rankin in 2010, William Shakespeare in 2009 and 2008, Terrance Dicks in 2007, Ian Marter in 2006, Charles Stross in 2005).
Best non-fiction read in 2017: Common People: The History of an English Family, by Alison Light (review) - lovely micro-history of four lines of ancestry in the recent history of England.
Runner-up: Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman (review)- great insight into how we think the way we do, and why we are wrong in what we think about it.
The one you might not heard of, if you're not in the Dublin or Brussels bubbles: Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response, by Tony Connelly (review) - essential reading on both the behind the scenes diplomacy and the stakes for the country most affected by Brexit.
Welcome reread: In Xanadu (review)
The one to skip: 1434: The Year a Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance, by Gavin Menzies (review) - such a bad rewriting of history that I wondered what its purpose really was.
Best non-sff fiction read in 2016: A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth (review) - brilliant huge story of India just after independence.
Runner-up: Children are Civilians Too, by Heinrich Böll (review) - gripping short stories from Germany of about the same period.
The one you might not heard of: Five Go On A Strategy Away Day, by Bruno Vincent (review) - quite a funny parody of the grownup Famous Five in competition with the Secret Seven.
Welcome reread: Robinson Crusoe (review).
The one to skip: The Angel Maker, by Stefan Brijs (review) - really horrible story set on the Belgian frontier with Germany.
Best non-Who sff read in 2016: All The Birds In The Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders (review with other Hugo novels) - by a long way my top choice for the Hugos, a magical contemporary Bildungsroman.
Runner-up: The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead (review with other non-Hugo novels)) - fascinating steampunk alternate history of slavery in America.
The one you might not heard of: The Deepest Sea, by Charles Barnitz (review) - much better than usual Celtic fantasy, marred however by a dodgy map.
Welcome rereads: The Illustrated Man (review), The Colour of Magic (review), Dune (review).
The one to skip: The Red Leaguers, by Shan F. Bullock (review) - Irish war of independence in 1904 goes wrong, flawed and unpleasant protagonist.
Doctor Who (and spinoff) fiction
Best Who book read in 2016: The Pirate Planet, by Douglas Adams and James Goss (review) - Goss has ironed off the corners and made this a much smoother story, as usual a delight to read, and also includes bonus material on how Adams developed the plot.
Runner-up: Rip Tide, by Louise Cooper (review) - one of the good Telos novellas, taking the Eighth Doctor to a seaside resort to investigate mysterious goings on.
Worth flagging up for Whovians: Based On The Popular TV Serial, by Paul Smith (review) - a guide to the Target novelisations.
The ones you won't have heard of: The three novels based on short-lived spin-off Class (review), by Guy Adams, A.K. Benedict and especially (again) James Goss.
Best graphic story read in 2016: Antarès, by Leo - excellent futuristic yarn. I read it in the original French but it has been translated into English (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Runner-up: The Vision vol 1: Little Worse Than A Man, by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta (review)- I (somewhat reluctantly) really liked this story of an inhuman family trying to fit in.
Welcome reread: Watchmen (review).
The one you won't have heard of: Re-#AnimateEurope: International Comics Competition 2017, ed. Hans H.Stein, by Jordana Globerman, Stefan "Schlorian" Haller, Štepánka Jislová, Noëlle Kröger, Magdalena Kaszuba, Davide Pascutti and Paul Rietzl (review) - nicely applying the medium of the graphic novel to the problems of Europe today.
There were only five of these. The only one I'd really really like to see on the stage, having seen the film that was based on it, is Cavalcade, by Noël Coward (review including also the Oscar-winning film).
Just two. Catullus is better than Roald Dahl.
I wondered whether to put the Argonautica here, but on reflection, Valerius Flaccus here is telling an sf story more than trying to fit ideas into a particular verse form; so both translations are tallied separately under SF above (review).
Now your turn. How much has your reading overlapped with mine this year? People with Facebook, Twitter, Dreamwidth and maybe even Google accounts should also be able to participate. The books are listed in order of LibraryThing popularity, apart from the last category.
Which of these 68 SF books have you read?
Which of these 26 non-sf fiction books have you read?
Which of these 57 non-fiction books have you read?
Which of these 29 comics/graphic novels have you read?
Which of these five plays have you read or seen?
Which of these two poetry collections have you read?
And finally, which of these 51 Doctor Who books (here in continuity order) have you read?
(NB that I'm not doing an end-of-year poll of my unread books this year. The increasing desolation of Livejournal just makes it much less fun, and my current reading list system is delivering me plenty of quirky reading choices, which was the original goal.)