Year of reading 2014 part 2

After the list of my 2014 favorites, here are my statistics for my

Year of reading 2014
Part 2

Here is my thrill of the year, with my reading statistics for 2014!

I have discovered the benefit of being extremely choosy, even picky, in selecting what to read and what to request for tours or galleys, so I DNFed very few books and read so many awesome books in 2014!
2014 was really a fantastic reading year, with 93 books reads, and 14 listened to = 107, which is an average of 8.9/month
3 more than last year, and over 2,000 more pages, but 10 mn less/day for audiobooks than in 2014

Books read in 2014:
[86 in 2013]. That’s an average of 7.7/month
Total of 27,073 pages (25,038 pages last year), which is an average of 74.1 pages/day.
Not counting all the books I translated in nonfiction, plus a historical novel, a children book, and a novella.
That’s an average of 291 pages/book, same as last year!

Books listened to in 2014:
[18 in 2013]. This is an average of 1.1/month.
Total of 8,522 mn (12,253 mn last year)  with an average of 23 mn/day.
That’s an average of over 10 hours/audiobook.
I think my average is low here because I DNFed 2 audiobooks, and especially one after having listened to almost half of it!

In graphs, this is what it looks like:

2015 average pages

2015 average mn

2015 genre

2015 format

2015 authors

= exact same proportion as last year!

 2015 nationalities

Books by the same author: 16 [18 in 2013]:
– 2 each by Cara Black, Agatha Christie, Ian Doescher, Dorothy Gilman, Pierre Lemaitre, Vicki Lesage, Haruki Murakami, and Jean-François Parot,

Re-Reads: Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses; Hymns by St Symeon the New Theologian

Oldest: Hymns by St Symeon the New Theologian c.1022

Newest: Aoléon the Martian Girl – 1/31/2015

publication year

2015 source

In translation: 25 [16 in 2013]:

  • 15 from the French
  • 4 from the Japanese
  • 2 from the Dutch
  • 1 from the Arabic, German, Greek, and Russian

8 in original language:  French

4 American States these books led me to: Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska

16 other countries these books led me to:  Algeria, Belgium, Bora Bora, Canada, England, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mali, Netherlands, Russia,  Saxony, Spain, Syria, and far away galaxy

ShortestLilu and Dudu: Adventures in Bora Bora, by Fabienne Bratschi – 40 pages (=the children book I translated into French)

Longest: Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses – 803 pages.

Longest audio: The Innovators – 17:28 hours

Funniest: Confessions of a Paris Party Girl

Favorite characters of the year: Momo (in Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran), Harold (in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry), Winwaed (in The Oblate’s Confession), Marie-Laure (in All The Light We Cannot See), and Joanna (in The Crown)

Which authors new to you in 2014 that you now want to read the entire works of?
Bannalec, Cather, Dicker, Doerr, Faye, Garnier, Joyce, Lemaitre, Molay, Penny, Mosse, Peak, Schmitt, Sloan, Starr

Series I want to pursue:
by Black, Bannalec, Cornwell, Druon, Penny, Starr

Best title: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage / or Irène – read my reviews to understand why I think these titles are so very good!

Longest book title: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Shortest book title: We



16 thoughts on “Year of reading 2014 part 2

  1. Bonne année, Emma, and congrats on your great reading year! Also, thanks for hosting the Books on France Reading Challenge last year. Although I fell well short of my goal (14/24) due to the usual procrastination and poor time management, I had a fun time and read 9 books in French for the challenge, which helped to shake off some of my rust language-wise. Anyway, hope you have another great reading year ahead. À bientôt.


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  4. It’s really great to be able to visualise your statistics with charts! And I particularly like some of those categories you pulled out (like favourite characters, series you want to continue and authors whose works you want to consume all of, etc).


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  6. Bernard Cornwell is my absolute favorite author of historical fiction. Most of his material is action or war, but at least one book (“Gallows Thief”) is an historical mystery.


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