So, I apparently spend way too much time reading. I joined Goodreads in 2011, and in 2011 and 2012, I logged 300+ books each year. I didn’t do a very good job of logging in 2013, and my Kindle is full of books that I’ve read and not checked off yet. I finally determined that I just wasn’t going to get to it and I’ll just have to mark those book read without a confirmed date as I run across them.
I know which ones are the 2014 books because I got smart and started a 2014 Read folder on my Kindle. (Which means that any other read books on my Kindle are most likely 2013 books, but I’m not going to worry about it.)
I really didn’t think I was going to have much time to read this year, so I set my goal at 200, which is pretty low for me. I’m happy to say I beat my goal. I read 336 books with 76,620 total pages.
Some of those books were Outlander-size, such as, well, the latest Outlander book, along with a few anthologies. Some were short stories or novellas. Which is why I like the pages read feature. I don’t know that it’s 100% accurate because I’ve seen a few books that don’t have page counts on Goodreads, but it’s close enough for me.
So that’s an average of 228 pages per book or 209 pages a day. The day thing isn’t really accurate, though, because there were days I didn’t read at all. Hard to believe, I know.
And just for fun, I thought I’d share my most-read authors. (Well, considering that my 2013 books haven’t been recorded.) I think it’s pretty obvious which genre I prefer. I was going to just list my top 10, then I decided to simply take a screen shot of however many would fit. (This is all-time, not just 2014 or even since 2011.)
Did you meet your reading goal this year? Who are some of your favorite authors?