Here’s my year in books (with thanks to the Goodreads record keeping tool):
I read 81 books in total. According to Goodreads, that’s 23,311 pages.
Of those, 58 were by female authors and 23 by male authors.
Fourteen books were by Australian authors (ten women and four men) and the rest were from America, Canada, England, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Norway, China and Spain.
I read 17 books from authors I’ve read before and 64 books from authors that were new to me in 2013.
I re-read only one book (Picnic at Hanging Rock).
Of the 81 books I read, 35 were first published in 2013.
I read only three non-fiction books.
Of the books I read, 54 were e-books (on Kindle) and 27 were either paperbacks or hardbacks.
I won’t sort books into genres because what I consider contemporary literature for example, others may not. Nevertheless, I read memoirs, contemporary literature, lad-lit and chick-lit, a few YA novels and some historical fiction.
I’m too scared to count how many books I bought. And how many of those I haven’t yet read.
Tomorrow I’ll post my 2013 Top Ten. I know you can’t wait.