This was my first full year writing here, so I get to do a proper wrap-up this time around!
I honestly thought I’d get sick of this by now, but here we are a year and a half in. I’ve read more since starting, and it’s forced me to sit and think about what I’ve read before moving on. I’ve also found myself reading books I otherwise might not have picked up, and my attitude towards the classics have shifted from feeling like I need to read them to genuinely wanting to read them, so it’s actually become a rewarding hobby.
As far as new things to come, I’d like to start posting a little more about the authors, events, and art related to what I’m reading. I might also start writing a monthly review post (sort’ve like what you’d find on The Oddness of Moving Things) and mention other media I’ve been enjoying, without having to dedicate posts to that.
I participated in four reading challenges this year. They’re a fun way to discover new books and track your progress.
Back to the Classics 2012: 9/9 books – complete!
TBR Pile Challenge: 12/12(+2 optional) – complete! (with no bonus marks)
The Classics Club: 11/50 (to be completed by 2017) – on track!
TBR Double Dare: complete!
I thought the Classics Club might be stretching it (50 classics in 5 years), but the way I’m going I’ll hit it early. If anything I was neglecting contemporary literature a bit this year.
Overall Books read (and heard): 38
Graphic novels and trade paperback collections: 4
Audio books: 16
Most books by same author: 3 (Nick Hornby)
New authors (to me): 21
Re-reads: 2 (and a half)
I’ve never been a speedy reader, so 38 isn’t actually too bad for me, even if a few of them were short novellas. I’d still like to up that total in 2013. It looks like I ignored the comics this year a bit, so I’d like to get some more of them in as well.
Personally, it’s been a good year for health and relationships and, of course, reading. Hope yours was great as well. Happy New Year!