A month of favorites – Introduction

a month of favorites#amonthoffaves

All December-long,
Estella’s Revenge,  Girlxoxo, and Traveling with T
will be sharing our fave bookish
(and sometimes non-bookish)
experiences from throughout the year
AND we want YOU to join us!

Attracted by Estella’s fun invitation, I have decided to join. I will not be able to post every day of the 23 days scheduled, but I’ll try as often as I can to post for


Dec 1 is for
Faves Month Introduction – About YOU and Your Reading this year (e.g. fave genre, fave author, how you read (percentage (%) physical, eReader, audiobooks), when you read, what genre did you read the most from this year, which author was most prolific on your reading list, how many books did you read, give us a clue about what your fave book read this year is – but don’t tell us – let us guess!) – link-up hosted at Girlxoxo

As I plan to read possibly 10 more books in December, and as I do a massive statistics post with charts and pies at the beginning of January, I cannot tally everything yet.
BUT I can already tell you that this year of reading has been really amazing. One reason could well be that I am getting more and more picky at what I choose to read, so I end up with gem after gem.

So far, I have read 92 books, and I may be able to reach my goal of 105!

My favorite genre is definitely historical fiction – 29 so far.

Out of 92 books, 12 are audio and 18 are ebooks.

I usually don’t think about THE favorite book of the year
– though looking back now, my favorite in 2013 was probably the one from the Nonfiction-Ebook category:

Consolations of the Forest
Instead I choose a favorite in 4 categories: Fiction, Historical fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery,
respectively in print, ebooks, audio, so I end up with 12 favorites, plus a favorite one in the category Religion.
Last year I also had one in Graphic Novel.

Can you guess
what my 12 favorites will be this year?

Do YOU already know
what your favorite book of the year was?



17 thoughts on “A month of favorites – Introduction

  1. I’ve had a great reading year and will have to do some thinking about my favorites. But I have started a couple of new categories for keeping track of books. My favorite is what I call my “monthlies list” Each month I list all the books I acquire that month and indicate how I got it (from the library, from paperback swap, purchased, Goodreads recommendation, etc.) Beneath that list I list the titles of the books I’ve actually read. It’s been a lot of fun tracking the books that get added to my TBR list and the months I actually get around to reading them!


    • Thanks for sharing Trisha. so how are the numbers for November? Maybe then it’s time to share other book devourers with reanimating your blog and use it partly as book blog??
      Reading your comment, I’m thinking I should do a 2nd TBR shelf, adding there the TBR books I own. Because right now my Goodreads TBR is at 800+…


  2. My favorite of the 180 headed towards 200 this year? That is hard, except I know full well it is NOT Pickwick Papers. Maybe Belle Cora, possibly a tie between The French House and A Lady in France.


  3. Strangely, I think I read very little historical fiction this year. I just wasn’t in the mood. Oh well! That’s the good thing about books. There are ones for every mood and whim!


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