After the list of my 2014 favorites, here are my statistics for my
Year of reading 2014
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:
= exact same proportion as last year!
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
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
Shortest: Lilu 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!