It’s time to take a look back at my reading year. I had set a Goodreads challenge to read 60 books this year, and I aced it! I read a lot of graphic novels, which in part explain the 84 books that I managed to read. Here are some stats about the books I read.
Out of the 84 books, 32 were graphic novels, and 52 were “regular” books.
Among those 52 books were:
- 41 speculative fiction books and 11 books of other genres
- 35 adult and 17 YA/middle grade/children’s novels
- 28 male authors and 24 female authors
As much as I read last year, I only set myself a challenge to read 50 books this year. I want to focus on quality vs quantity after realizing that I only gave a few books 5 stars last year. What I mean is that this year I will try to choose my books more carefully to suit my tastes, and try to actually use the 5 star rating in Goodreads.
In the year 2013 I wanted to try and read more classics as well as to go “back to my roots” and read more adult high fantasy. I made a loose pact with myself to try and read one of each per month. Here’s how I did:
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen | Great Expectations by Charles Dickens |
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells | The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy |
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo | The Turn of the Screw by Henry James | The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells | Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
If you count We Have Always Lived in the Castle and the short story collection The Tooth by Shirley Jackson as classics, then I read ten classics. I’m overall very happy with this result.
A lowly 3 adult high/epic fantasy novels!
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed | A Feast for Crows by
George R.R. Martin | A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
The worst fail ever! Even if you count the 1 YA high fantasy I also read, that only makes four! This brings me to my new year’s resolution: to read those high fantasy novels that I’ve been meaning to read for years. I’m going to make a list of 10 books, and challenge myself to read all of them in 2014. I will be posting the books I chose tomorrow, January 7th.
How did your reading year go? Did you meet your challenges? Did you make a re-cap or a wrap up post? Let me know!