Happy New Year! It is time to say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014. Hasn’t this year just flown by? I think I blinked and managed to miss a lot of it. Looking over my end of year reading stats I have much to be pleased with:
Books Read: 73 New Reads: 66 Re-Reads: 7
Fiction: 46 Non-Fiction: 26 Poetry: 1
In 2012 I finished 49 books of which only 5 were non-fiction. From the numbers above I think we can safely say my goal to read more non-fiction was a great success. I have also increased my number of re-reads and stuck more with author’s I have enjoyed too:
Multiple Reads of an Author: Mark Black (6), C S Lewis (6), Tara Maya (5), Charles Dickens (3), Lewis Carroll (2), Arthur Conan Doyle (2), James Long (2), George R R Martin (2), T S Wisemen (2)
Now for some fun meme questions I have used since I started this blog many moons ago to help me reflect on what I’ve been reading in 2013:
- Best: Ferney by James Long and A Clash of Kings by George R R Martin
- Worst: Victorian Country House by Mark Black
- Most Disappointing: The Zombie Playground by Brian Rowe
- Most Surprising (In A Good Way!): A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
- Most Recommended-to-Others: A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin and A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
- Best Series You Discovered: The Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin
- Favourite New Authors Discovered: James Long and George R R Martin
- Most Hilarious: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
- Most Thrilling, Unputdownable: A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings by George R R Martin
- Most Anticipated: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
- Favourite Cover: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
- Most Memorable Character: Joe Gargery from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Tyrion from The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R R Martin
- Most Beautifully Written: Ferney by James Long
- Had the Greatest Impact: Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges
- Can’t Believe You Waited Until 2013 to Read: Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
It was very hard to pick just one or two for each question. There are plenty more wonderful authors and books that I read in 2013 which didn’t manage to make it into this meme but not to worry I will doing further in-depth posts on my favourite reads of 2013 soon.
Ambitions for 2014: My only real aim is to continue as I am. I love the fact I have made more time in my life for non-fiction and re-reads and I would really like to keep this up.
How was 2013 for you? What are your aims for 2014?