Year of reading 2013 part 1

Here is my first thrill of the year, with my reading statistics for 2013!

2013 was another fantastic reading year, with 86 books reads, and 18 listened to = 104, just 2 below last year.
2 books less, but actually over 4,000 pages more and 717 mn more:

Books read in 2013:
[89 in 2012]. That’s an average of 7.1/month
Total of 25,038 pages (20,907 pages last year), which is an average of 68.5 pages/day.
Not counting the 6 books I translated.

That’s an average of 291 pages/book.

Books listened to in 2013:
[17 in 2012]. This is an average of 1.5/month.
Total of 12,253 mn (11,536 mn last year)  with an average of 33 mn/day.

That’s an average of over 11 hours/audiobook.

In graphs, this is what it looks like:


2013 av pages per day


2013 av minutes per day

My Favorites:

click on the covers to get to my reviews

Print copies

             Fiction                     Historical fiction                    Nonfiction               Mystery

The Tree of Man       How Angels Die       The Library At Night         The Bones of Paris


              Fiction                     Historical fiction                        Nonfiction               Mystery

   Three Lives Tomomi         Lavender Garden         Consolations of the Forest      The Mona Lisa Speaks

Audio Books

                Fiction                     Historical fiction                 Nonfiction               Mystery

  Ready Player One        Painted Girls        Eighty Days Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland      Mrs Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha

Favorite graphic book:

Shakespeare's Star wars

Favorite spiritual book:

Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses

Favorite book cover:

Consolations of the Forest


2013 genre


2013 format


2013 authors


2013 nationality

Books by the same author: 18 [30 in 2012]:
– 7 by Dorothy Gilman, 3 by Agatha Christie, 2 by Maurice Druon, 2 by Marcel Proust, 2 by Sam Thomas, 2 by Jean-Claude Larchet.

Re-Reads: Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses.

Oldest: From Absinthe to Zest 1873

Newest: The Harlot’s Tale – 1/7/2014


2013 publication year

In translation: 16 [16 in 2012]:

  • 11 from the French
  • 2 from the Japanese
  • 1 from the German, Portuguese, Hungarian

2 in original language:  French

American States these books led me to: Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Dakota

Other countries these books led me to:  Australia, Austria, Barbados, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Caribbean Sea, China, England, France, Germany, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Russia,  Sicily, Sweden, Switzerland,  Thailand, Turkey, Wales, Zambia, far away galaxy

Shortest: Chu’s Day – 32 pages

Longest: Le côté de Guermantes – 765 pages.

Longest audio: Désirée, by Salenko – 25:58 hours

Funniest: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

Favorite characters of the year: Constance (in The Lavender Garden), and Claire (in How Angels Die)

Which authors new to you in 2012 that you now want to read the entire works of?
CJ Sansom, Clara Black, Lucinda Riley, Kent Haruf, Patrick White,Alberto Manguel

Best title: The Ocean At The End of The Lane

Longest book title: Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World

Shortest book title: Botchan


2013 source




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