30.12.13

2013 Year-End Reading Round-Up

325 Books Read.  Not as good as last year, but then, this year included a Big Life Change that took away most of my reading time in September/October.  Going by my supposed 2413 books left to read I've been trying to be better about DNF'ing books that just don't hold up. For lists and review links, go hereherehere and here (the totals on the review blog won't match these because I don't add the books I read for professional review or for a fiction award).

And here's the 2013 reading analysis (2012 numbers in parens):
  • number of books read in 2013: 325 (400) 
  • best month: April/29 (July/48) 
  • worst month:  October/8 (October/23) [what is it with October?]
  • average read per month:  27.08  (33.33) 
  • adult fiction as percentage of total: 24.92 (22.75) 
  • children's/YA fiction as percentage of total:  40.6 (43.75) 
  • Advance Readers Copies: 209 (181) 
  • e-books: 2 (16)
  • books read that were published in 2013: 226
  • books that will be published in 2014: 20
  • five star reviews (aka "Must Read"):  25 (31) 
  • one star reviews (aka "DNF"):  24 (20) 
Last year I thought I'd get to 300... then revised it to 365... then back down to 300... and finally set on 325 (one in/one read for the year).  By Dec. 18 I was only at 298 and wasn't sure I'd make it.  YAY for Thing One being understanding and leaving me alone to read.  I even met the Reading Challenge I set myself, repeating the one from 2012, regarding "oldies". With Mt. Bookpile holding steady in 2013, my goal for 2014 is to read 300 books and get the mountain below 250.

Looking for additional lists?  Stay tuned - that post's right around the corner.

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