An analysis of books consumed in 2013. This year, I read 68 new books with a total of 19800 pages.
Memorable Books from this year: This is not a definitive list by any means:
- Cooked by Michael Pollan
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
- Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste by Carl Wilson
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
- Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman
Longest Book: Game of Thrones with 811 pages.
Most Challenging Books: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
New-to-me Authors I look forward to reading more: Robin Sloan, David Mitchell, John Green
Classics Club update: I’m up to 17 books now, and I am quite behind.
Most Read Author: Georgette Heyer and Neil Gaiman.
Poetry: None! Sad.
Month Read the Most: August
Total number of books read: 68 out of projected modest goal of 65.
2014 Reading Goals:
As I am spending less time online and more time in the real world, I have decided to simplify my reading goals a little bit more. As much as I enjoy joining reading challenges, I am going to make one definitive list of goals I’d like to accomplish and review it at the end of year.
- Read 70 books – This is simple enough as I have been reading in the high 60s ever year, but I would like to push myself a bit more. I think the most I ever read as 83 at one point. As I have a lot of hobbies already, I don’t think I’ll be a hundred books a year kind of girl anytime soon.
- Focus on the Classics Club – I am running behind on the challenge so will aim to read 5-10 from my list.
- One French language book – At least one French language is good enough for me.
- One Poetry book – One does not sound like a lot, but since I did not even manage one in 2013, it’s a good way to start.
- Read more from my cookbook collection – I have a lot of lovely cookbooks, many of which I can actually read as well as try out. I should read and review them more.
- Continue reading more nonfiction – I’m quite proud of the amount of nonfiction I’ve read this year.
- Read things out loud more – I wish to speak slower, more clearly, and enjoy the joy of reading out loud again.
- Authors to read more of because of series an and other reasons: George R. R. Martin, J. K. Rowling, and a slew of other classic authors
Finally, a complete list of books for 2013 which can all by accessed via the 2013 Books tag: