Year of reading 2015
2015 was another fantastic reading year, with 88 books reads (93 in 2014), and 21 listened to (14 in 2014) = 109, which is an average of 9.08/month
= 2 more than last year
Books read in 2015:
88 [93 in 2014; 86 in 2013]. That’s an average of 7.3/month
Total of 23,075 pages (27,073 in 2014; 25,038 pages in 2013), which is an average of 63.2 pages/day.
Not counting the 4 books I translated into French.
That’s an average of 262 pages/book, (291 in 2014 and 2013)
Books listened to in 2015:
21 [14 in 2014; 18 in 2013]. This is an average of 1.75/month.
Total of 12,899 mn (8,522 min in 2014; 12,253 min in 2013) with an average of 35 mn/day.
That’s an average of over 10 hours/audiobook.
In graphs, this is what it looks like:
The spike in March is due to being one of the IFFP shadow panel judges
The huge difference in August is due to a long road trip!
hmm, historical fiction is no longer the majority here!!
wow, my ebook percentage doubled from last year!
= nice balance!
less diversity than last year, but still happy
And introducing a new chart this year:
neat that I ended up translating and publishing 3% of what I read!
In translation: 28 [25 in 2013]:
- 16 from the French
- 3 from the German
- 2 from the Swedish
- 2 from the Italian
- 2 from the Japanese
- 1 from the Spanish, Greek, and Russian
4 in original language: French
4 translated by me from English-French
Books by the same author: 31 [16 in 2014]:
= 5 by Louise Penny;
4 by Alaux & Balen, Tanya Anne Crosby, Brent Levasseur;
and 2 each by R. Akutagawa, Adria J. Cimino, Ian Doescher, Gay Hendricks, Andrea Japp, Patrick Modiano, Mark Pryor
Bonjour Tristesse, by Françoise Sagan
Five on a Treasure Island, by Enid Blyton (originally read in French)
The Homilies, by Saint Gregory Palamas
Oldest: The Showings, by Julian of Norwich (1393).
Technically, Gregory Palamas is about 50 years before her, but I don’t think the whole group of his homilies were published together at the time, so I counted them under the English translation and publication!
Newest: The Lady Agnes Mystery vol 2, by Andrea Japp (01/12/2016)
thanks publishers and authors!!
3 new American States these books led me to: South Carolina, Louisiana, Ohio
24 other countries these books led me to (14 last year) : Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, England, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Peru, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Syria, Tibet, Turkey, on Mars, and somewhere in other galaxies
Shortest book: Rashomon, by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa – 10 pages (Japanese short story)
Longest book: The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins – 672 pages.
Longest audio: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn – 19:11 hours
Funniest: Look Who’s Back, by Timur Vermes
Most depressing: Stoner, by John Williams
Disappointing: Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters
Creepy: Floats the Dark Shadow, by Yves Fey
Eye-opener: The Dead Lake, by Hamid Ismailov
Best reading companion: The Fictional 100, by Lucy Pollard-Gott
Very useful: How to Blog a Book, by Nina Amir
Gorgeous pictures: Bridges of Paris, by James St Michael
Favorite characters of the year: Alice (The Lake House), Katie (The Keys of the Watchmen), Klas (The Ravens), Etta (Etta and Otto and Russell and James), Agnès (Lady Agnès Mystery)
Classics I finally got to read:
The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald
In a Grove, by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
Stoner, by John Williams
La prisonnière, by Marcel Proust
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, by Arthur Conan Doyle
Books present for a while on my TBR that I finally got to read (other than the classics just mentioned):
Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters
The Art Forger, by Barbara Shapiro
Which authors new to me in 2015 that I now want to read the entire works of?
Kathleen C. Perrin, Hamid Ismailov, Tomas Bannerhed, Andrea Japp
New Series I want to pursue:
by Andrea Japp
Best title: Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
Longest book title:
Fiction: So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood, by Patrick Modiano
Nonfiction: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, by Alan Jacobs
Shortest book title: F, by Daniel Kehlmann
MORE FUN RECAP TOMORROW!