Another reading year has come and gone! Here’s a look back at the highlights of my year in books:
Thank you, Goodreads, for letting me know that I’m probably good at other things besides reading! Funny, last year, I read 202 out of 170 books… so I’m slowly increasing? Or probably just throwing in a lot more shorter works into my reading mix.
Goodreads stats as of 12/31/2019:
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the most popular book I read this year? Color me shocked! Who would have thought that a book from 1890 would have close to a million readers in 2019?
According to my average rating, I’ve been pretty successful this year when it comes to choosing book that appeal to me. Kind of crazy, but for the second year in a row, my average rating was 4.1 stars.
Star rating used most often: 4 stars (87 total)
Star rating used least often: 2 stars (6 total — and I didn’t give any books only 1-star. I think if I thought that little of a book, I just DNFd.)
DNFs: 4 – Between not getting into a book or just not being the right book at the right time, I officially put aside 4 books that I’d started… although I know there are several more that I put down within a page or two, and just didn’t even count.
Highest rated on Goodreads:
Apparently everyone loved this book!
First and Last:
Neither my first nor my last reviews of the year were for books I’d consider favorites… but then again, I didn’t get around (yet) to writing up reviews for the two books I just finished… so I guess they’ll have to just wait to be the first for 2020!
Complete series: I read three series start-to-finish this year:
- Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (8 books)
- Beka Cooper by Tamora Pierce (3 books)
- The Beauty graphic novels by Jeremy Haun (5 books)
New sequels or books in ongoing (or finished) series:
So many great new additions to stories I love! Including…
Stellar historical fiction:
Enthralling re-reads: Books that stand up superbly to a 2nd (or 3rd…) reading:
Great graphic novels:
Fun and light contemporary fiction:
Weird, creepy, disturbing, otherworldly:
A quartet of classics:
Aaaaaaand… I’m stopping now before I end up including every single book I read in 2019!
Let me just take a minute to appreciate some of the most beautiful and/or eye-catching covers from my reading this year… because who doesn’t love a great looking book?
It’s been a blast… and now it’s time to look forward to all the wonderful books I’ve yet to read.
Wishing everyone a very happy 2020, full of good cheer, good health, and great reading!