Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My 2013 Recap: The Year in Books

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!

I know this blog has been quiet for a while, and I'm sorry for that. Work has been super stressful and busy, and my blogging and reading has fallen by the wayside lately. I'm going to try my best to post on a more regular basis in 2014, but I'm trying not to put too much pressure on myself about it, because that will just make me stressed, and take the fun out of it. Melissa's Midnight Musings also turned 2 back on December 14th. I didn't forget, I just haven't had time to make a post, but I am going to be putting together some sort of giveaway to celebrate that soon.

Last year for my 2012 recap I listed all the books I had read by month with links to their reviews. I'm not going to do that this year, but I will list some statistics, and I did spend part of today updating my review archive page.

I've read a few books lately that haven't been reviewed here on the blog, and I'm not sure whether I will be reviewing them or not.

Seeing as I failed to meet any of my challenges for this year, (getting a full time job has kicked my butt) I've decided that this year I am not going to participate in any sort of genre specific challenges. I have a hard time keeping track of all that (even with my excel list) and I have very limited time on work days to remember to update it (3 hours of my day is devoted toward commute time, which leaves very little time for blogging or keeping up with those kinds of challenges.) I'm just going to keep things simple with a book goal, pages goal, and my continuing journey to read 1 million pages in my lifetime. I'll be back tomorrow with those specific goals to start off 2014, but now lets take a look at 2013 in review

2013 Bookish Stats:

Total Books Read: 52
Total Pages Read: 11,912
Total Number of Different Authors Read: 53 (Some books had multiple authors)
Shortest Book Read: Writing Great Emails Is Not Art: 9 Ways To Get There 9 pages
Longest Book Read: Sunlounger 692 Pages
Average Rating of Books: 3.38 Stars
Number of 5 Star Rated Books Read: 6
Average Length of Book Read: 229 Pages

That's my year in books in a nutshell. How was your 2013 reading year?
 I'm looking forward to jumping in to 2014. Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what my goals are, and please feel free to share your goals too!

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