Year in Review: Bookish Stats and Other Miscellanea

Posted 31 December, 2014 by April @ The Steadfast Reader in musings


Let’s start with the relevant fun stuff, bookish stats! I’m not trying to toot my own horn but:

Goodreads Challenge:
  • Goal set 1 Jan 2014: 100 books and 25,000 pages.
    • Actually read: 120 books and 36,391 pages (the page count excludes audiobooks)
The Breakdown:
  • 4 audiobooks totaling 5.11 days of listening (not including DeLillo’s damnable Underworld which I’m still listening to.)
  • 62 books written by men and 57 by women.
  • 107 different authors read with 91 being new to me authors.
  • 7 graphic novels
  • 15 YA novels
  • 31 non-fiction books
  • 42 physical books and 75 e-books
  • Average rating was 3.5 stars
Sources:
  • 19 books from the library *sad face*
  • 33 books from NetGalley
  • 6 books that were gifts
  • 5 books from new book stores other than Amazon
  • 26 books from Amazon
  • 4 books from Edelweiss 
  • 23 books from publishers (other than from Netgalley/Edelweiss)
  • 3 books from Project Gutenberg
  • Money spent on books (just books that I actually read this year… not all the others): $337.54
Not so ‘tootable’ stats:
  • I only read 6 of the 10 books that I pledged off my 1001 Books to Read list
  • I failed miserably at reading chunksters this year. I’m not sure, but I think the only chunksters that I ‘read’ this year were on audio.
I don’t create my ‘best of lists’ until June, for two reasons: one, you’ve been over inundated at this point with best of lists and two, it gives me six more months to read the 2014 titles. Here’s my 2013 list. What I will tell you is the best book that I read (and was published) in 2014. I’m pretty confident that it’s going to stay there. You must remember. You must know. *drumroll*
I just loved this book so much. Review here.

New Years Eve: What are your plans? Our tradition is to sit on the couch and watch Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on CNN in Times Square. It’s better when AnnaSaurus Rex is here, but hey you can’t have family around all the time.
How was your reading year? 

April @ The Steadfast Reader

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