Here are the stats for my 2013 year of reading, according to GoodReads:
I read ten fewer books than in 2012. I also counted fewer picture books and browsed non-fiction that wasn't actually "read." My total for 2013 was 54. I had set a goal of 75, so...big fail on that, I guess! I've set a more realistic goal of 50 for 2014.
Favorite books I read in 2013:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn a lot, I liked Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld a lot, and I liked Love, Anthony by Lisa Genova a lot. Guess I'll go with Sisterland if I have to pick just one.
Favorite Teen Fiction: Divergent by Veronica Roth was awesome, and I can't wait for the movie. Cinder by Marissa Meyer comes in a close second.
Favorite Non-Fiction: The Spark by Kristine Barnett. This kid is amazing.
The Molly Murphy mysteries by Rhys Bowen.
I've only read two, but they're good! A little bit of history, a
likeable character, and a good mystery plot. Are they setting my world
on fire and changing my life? Um, no. But I enjoy them.
Least Favorites of 2013:
Least Favorite Fiction: Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah. I just wanted to try something different, but I was just not into it.
Plans for 2014 reading:
Read more youth chapter books. It's definitely my weakest area of readers advisory!
Browse more non-fiction. Every time I take books off of "new" status, I am reminded how many cool non-fiction books are out there. I can guarantee I won't read most of them cover-to-cover, but I would enjoy flipping through them more often.
my read shelf: