As I have done in the past, I am going to drop a few stats and such on the reading I did this past year. I participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge every year, to keep track of what I have read. This year’s goal was 31 books, and I did manage to hit it. Barely. I think I finished the last book December 27 or 28. That means, according to the rules I set for myself when I started doing these challenges, next year’s goal will be 32 books. We’ll see how it goes.
As for this year, here’s the genre breakdown for my reading. (Note that the totals may not add up to 31. Some books may fall into more than one category, such as a mystery that is also a romance.)
Writing Craft 6
Science Fiction 4
Historical Fiction 1
Food & Drink 1
Short Fiction 1
And some fun statistics (grabbed from Goodreads, so I am counting on their accuracy here, but no promises!)
Total pages read: 10,481
Shortest Book Read: Pricing Strategies by Craig Martelle 131 pages
Longest Book Read: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson 1007 pages (no surprise there!)
Average Length: 338 pages
Average Rating: 3.4 stars
Don’t misinterpret that last one. I give a lot of books a 3 star rating. I know some fret over 3 star ratings, thinking it’s not a good one. For me, it means the book was good, worth reading, and I would recommend it. It wasn’t great or awesome or the best thing I’ve read in ages. It was a good, well-written, enjoyable book.
I always enjoy looking back on what I read, and how it breaks down every year. If you want to know what I read, and what I thought, see My Reviews. The first for this year is here. I am always behind on reviews, so I am still catching up with the last books I read in 2022.
How did your reading year go? Do you have plans for 2023? Whether you plan your reading, or just play it by ear (eye?), I hope you find something this year that makes you happy you decided to pick up that book!
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