A month of favorites – My Reading Year

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All December,
Estella’s Revenge, Girlxoxo, and Traveling with T
will be sharing their fave bookish
experiences from throughout the year.
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I enjoyed this event last year, so I am back. I will not be able to post every day of the month, but I’ll try as often as I can.

MY READING YEAR

Dec 1 is for
#AMonthofFaves {My Reading Year} – eg. Number of books read so far, genre you read the most from, picture of favorite (or most often used) reading location, most read author, % eBooks, hardcovers, paperbacks and/or audiobooks, hint at what your favorite read of the year is (let us guess), types of books you wish you read more of, month you read the most and least)

As I plan to read possibly 8 more books before the end of December, with a total of about 110 books, 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 brought me lots of joy on the reading front.

Number of books

So far, I have read 98 books, my goal was 100

Genre

I often say my favorite genre is historical fiction, but if I look at my stats so far this year, numbers tell another story more my biggest categories:

  • general/literary fiction = 28
  • mysteries = 26
  • historical fiction = 15
  • nonfiction = 12

Out of 98 books, 19 are audio and 35 are ebooks (18 ebooks last year!)

Fun timeline

And here is a fun timeline:

JANUARY= when I finally discovered Elizabeth Peters!
FEBRUARY= when I finally got to listen to Gone Girl!
MARCH= when I read the most pages = 3218, that is an average of 103/day. That day, I also read 4 historical novels
APRIL=
when I read and translated in French my first novel by author Tanya Anne Crosby, Speak No Evil
MAY= when I read my highest number of books = 11. And read 3 nonfiction
JUNE= when I devoured 2 audiobooks by Louise Penny in a same month
JULY= when I finally read The Woman in White
AUGUST= when I listened to my highest number of audiobooks = 6, and read/listened to 5 mysteries
SEPTEMBER= when I eagerly read the latest book by Selznick: The Marvels. Awesome!
OCTOBER= when I read my lowest number of books = 4
NOVEMBER= when I did not manage to finish 1 audiobook!
DECEMBER= when I need to start reading books already scheduled for review in 2016!!

Favorites

I usually don’t think about THE favorite book of the year
– though looking back now, my favorite in 2014 was probably the one from the Historical fiction – audio category:

All The Light We Cannot See

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.

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

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

 

 

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14 thoughts on “A month of favorites – My Reading Year

  1. Emma, I do think that I have my favorite picked out for the year; I’ll read a few more, but I don’t think they will top the one I’ve tentatively chosen. It sounds like you’ve had a great reading year; 98 books is fantastic!

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  2. I wasn’t sure what my favorite book of 2015 was at the beginning of today, but now I’m starting to narrow it down. Sounds like you had a great year!

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    • it’s too hard for me to choose THE favorite of the year, with over 100 books, and I’m super picky at what I read, and don’t hesitate to DNF, so end up with a lot of goodies. That’s why I prefer to do a favorite in different categories.

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  3. I’m looking forward to seeing your favorites list – I love how you break it down. And it’s a great idea to look back at the bookish highlights for each month. I’m going to try doing that next year.

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