2013 has been, for me, an excellent year of reading. This year my Goodreads Challenge was to read 40 books, and I exceeded my goal by 2 (so far!).
This year I also began this blog, in an effort to better remember the books I’ve read. I like being able to go back through my archives–it helps me remember details. Furthermore, writing the reviews in the first place helps to cement the books in my mind, and it makes it easier for me to develop my opinions about them. Plus, I’ve discovered so many other great book blogs and bloggers!
And now, since I love lists and stats, here’s a breakdown of my reading in 2013.
Books read: 42
Where I Got Them:
Public library (21), my own bookshelves (11), borrowed from friends (6), purchased (4)
Genres Read: Horror, Memoir, Nonfiction, Fiction, Classics, YA, Children’s, LGBTQ, True Crime, Short Story, Biography
Longest: Dune by Frank Herbert
Favorite: Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Least Favorite: Dune by Frank Herbert (It’s unfortunate that it was also the longest!)
Things I Learned About: Geisha culture, North Korea, Charles Manson, Tina Fey, Quakerism, the Congo, the hospitality business, introversion, women’s prisons, the Columbine High School shooting
2014 Reading Goals:
1. Read at least 40 books.
2. Read at least 2 books with 800+ pages
3. Read at least 10 of the books I already own.
4. Read at least 5 nonfiction books that are not memoirs.
5. Read at least 6 classics.
How has your year of reading been? What are your goals for 2014?