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:
93
[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:
14
[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

 MORE FUN RECAP THIS WAY!

 

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:
86
[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:
18
[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:

AVERAGE PAGES/DAY

2013 av pages per day

AVERAGE MINUTES/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

Ebooks

              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

 GENRE

2013 genre

 FORMAT

2013 format

AUTHORS

2013 authors

 AUTHORS’ NATIONALITY [13 DIFFERENT]

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

PUBLICATION YEAR

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

 SOURCE

2013 source

MORE FUN RECAP HERE!

HAPPY NEW YEAR OF READING TO YOU!

Year of reading 2012

I love that time of the year, with its reading statistics.

2012 was a fantastic reading year, with 89 books reads, and 17 listened to = 106, my highest ever, I believe [total of 2011 = 99].

Books read in 2012:
89
[83 in 2011]. That’s an average of 7.4/month
Total of 20,907 pages, which is an average of 57.27 pages/day

Books listened to in 2012:
17
[16 in 2011]. This is an average of 1.4/month.
Total of 11,536 mn [=192.26 hours] with an average of 31 mn/day.

I could add 3 books I translated.

In graphs, this is what it looks like:

2012 pages-day

2012 hours-day

2012 pages-book

My Favorites:
click on the covers to get to my reviews

Hard copies

              Fiction                    Historical fiction          Nonfiction

Le Grand MeaulnesThe Lincoln Conspiracy     Little Princes

Ebooks

         Fiction                    Historical fiction          Nonfiction

       Flight Behavior         Illuminations     The Black Count

Audio Books

         Fiction                    Historical fiction          Nonfiction

The Forgotten Garden       Bring Up The Bodies     Aleppo Codex

Favorite graphic book:

Adventures of Hergé

Favorite spiritual book:

Inner River

Favorite book cover:

Equal of the Sun

 

2012 genre

 

2012 format

 

2012 authors

2012 authors nationality

Books by the same author: 30 [19 in 2011]:
– 12 by Shakespeare, 4 by Dorothy Gilman, 3 by Kate Morton, 3 by Agatha Christie, 2 by Italo Calvino, 2 by Michelle Moran, 2 by Keigo Higashino, 2 by Fred Van Lente.

Re-Reads: 3 [4 in 2011] :  Le Grand Meaulnes, Macbeth, Othello.

Oldest: As You Like It1599

Newest: Bruno and the Carol Singers- 12/1/2012

2012 date published

In translation: 16 [13 in 2011]

3 in original language:  French

2012 read in

Other countries these books led me to:  Albania, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Maldives Islands, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia,  Sicily, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania

Shortest: Bruno and the Carol Singers– 29 pages

Longest: Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian – 567 pages.

Longest audio: To The End of the Land, by David Grossman – 26:25 hours (581 pages)

Funniest: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Favorite characters of the year: Augustin Meaulnes, and Emily Pollifax

Which authors new to you in 2012 that you now want to read the entire works of?
Dorothy Gilman, Daphne du Maurier

Best title: And Then There Were None

Longest book title: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and An American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

Shortest book title: Dusk

 

2012 source

And now to a very fun wrap up. There are a lot of those online, but these are my favorites:

– When I was younger I was : Exploring the Universe
– People might be surprised to discover that I’m: Cleopatra’s Daughter
– I will never be: Gandhi
– At the end of a long day I need:  The Summer of France
– Right now I’m feeling: Beauty for Ashes
– Someday I want to: (go) To The End of the Land
– At a party you’d find me: Beyond the Sky and the Earth
– I’ve never:  Murder(ed) on the Orient Express
– I really don’t enjoy: Running n the Family
– In my next life I want to be: The Far Traveler

– If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Paris, my Sweet
– Your favorite form of transportation: Flight Behavior
– Your best friend is: The Black Count
– You and your friends are: Little Princes
– What’s the weather like: The Tempest
– Favorite time of day: Dusk
– If your life was : A Golden Age
– What is life to you: The Age of Miracles
– Your fear: The Death of Kings
– What is the best advice you have to give: As You Like It
– Thought for the Day: All For Love
– How I would like to die: Bird(s) of a Lesser Paradise
– My soul’s present condition: Illuminations

I began the day with Rebecca.

On my way to work I saw The Man in the Brown Suit

and walked by The Forgotten Garden

to avoid The Siren of Paris,

but I made sure to stop at The Secret Garden.

In the office, my boss said : Bring Up the Bodies !

and sent me to research The End of the Affair.

At lunch with Le Grand Meaulnes,

I noticed  Spartacus

under The Bridge of San Luis Rey,

then went back to my desk Remembering Babylon.

Later, on the journey home, I bought A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax

because I have Invisible Cities;

then settling down for the evening, I picked up The Boy in the Suitcase

and studied Le Road Trip

before saying goodnight to The Orphan Master’s Son.

Now don’t tell me this is not fun! Have you tried with the titles of the books you read in 2012?

In 2012, I participated in  25 Reading Challenges, 4 Read Alongs, and 3 Tours. see my recap here. The most fascinating reading challenge was Around the World in 52 countries.

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And now to 2013:

I have signed up to only 12  Reading Challenges, 2 being challenges I started in 2012 and plan to finish this year!
I will take part in more virtual book Tours, already 4 are lined up, more to come I’m sure.

I’m excited to take part in the Proust Year, and will read the whole of A la recherche du temps perdu, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its publication. I’m also thrilled to start the challenge of reading one book per US State.
See this Google spreadsheet to see what titles I plan to read for what challenge – so far, only a few titles are listed, but that can give you great ideas of Challenges.

2012 was such an exciting year of reading for me, thanks to you other book bloggers, and all my readers who subscribed to this blog through email, google reader, wordpress, facebook, twitter, linkedin, pinterest, etc, and to all your comments! Thanks again for following this blog!

HAPPY NEW YEAR OF READING TO YOU!