We are in the final hours of 2012. I think I can safely look at my reading stats and know they are not going to change. So, how did I do?
It has definitely been a yo-yo year on the reading front. Moving and the chaos that resulted from it really did put a crimp in my overall reading, and I struggled to find my mojo after that. I was shooting for 200 books.; I only made it to 163. Yes, I know that is still good. Silly of me to be upset about this!
So here is how those 163 books broke down:
- I had no problems focusing on female authors – 106 female authors versus 56 male authors. Girl power!
- I spent a total of 23.2 days listening to my 39 audiobooks.
- This was not my year for Young Adult novels. I only read 29 YA novels this year. I definitely want to remedy this next year.
- I love my science/paranormal/speculative fiction. At 52 books, it was my most-read genre.
- I changed my focus midway through the year to try to decrease the total number of review copies I have. This was definitely reflected in my numbers as 61.5 percent of the books I read this year were review copies. Thankfully, this means I should be able to focus on reading my ever-growing bookshelves in 2013!
- As you can imagine with reading so many review copies, most of the books I read were published in 2012. To mirror this, the books I read were on my TBR pile for an average of 173.9 days.
- I have my favorite authors, but this was not the year I read them. I managed to read works from 101 new-to-me authors. Nice!
- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- 11/22/63 by Stephen King
- Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
- It by Stephen King
- American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
- Redshirts by John Scalzi
- The Round House by Louise Erdrich
- The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Interestingly enough, all but two of those making my best-of list were not review copies. More proof that 2013 is going to be all about non-review copies!
With this, I am officially calling 2012 over. Have a great New Year’s Eve and see you next year!